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The Best Police TV Shows on CBS All Access

Finding a good Police TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Police TV shows of all time streaming on CBS All Access.

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1. Twin Peaks

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8.8/10
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90/100
Year: 1990-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Drama, Horror

What it's about: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul.

Where to Watch: 30 episodes (63%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Showtime, Hulu & 1 other). 30 episodes (63%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Elementary

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7.9/10
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84/100
Year: 2012-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 7
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare - a sober companion, Dr. Watson.

Where to Watch: 11 episodes (7%) are available to watch free online (CBS). 154 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & CBS All Access). 154 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. Criminal Minds

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8.1/10
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82/100
Year: 2005-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 15
Crime, Drama

What it's about: An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU who returns to help the team solve new cases.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (2%) are available to watch free online (CBS). 287 episodes (88%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & CBS All Access). 322 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. NCIS

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81/100
Year: 2003-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 18
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, a team of special agents investigates any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, regardless of rank or position.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (1%) are available to watch free online (CBS). 400 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, CBS All Access & fuboTV). 24 episodes (6%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (USA). 398 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. Blue Bloods

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81/100
Year: 2010-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 11
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan is the New York Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, even when dealing with the politics that plagued his unapologetically bold father, Henry, during his stint as Chief.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (3%) are available to watch free online (CBS). 219 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, CBS All Access & 1 other). 218 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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74/100
Year: 2000-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 17
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: A Las Vegas team of forensic investigators are trained to solve criminal cases by scouring the crime scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that solve the mystery.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (7%) are available to watch free online (Syfy & USA). 335 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, CBS All Access & fuboTV). 47 episodes (14%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (USA). 336 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. Beauty and the Beast

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72/100
Year: 2012-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective. When she was a teenager, she witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen and herself was saved by someone – or something. Years have passed and while investigating a murder, Catherine discovers a clue that leads her to Vincent Keller, who was reportedly killed in 2002. Catherine learns that Vincent is actually still alive and that it was he who saved her many years before. For mysterious reasons that have forced him to live outside of traditional society, Vincent has been in hiding for the past 10 years to guard his secret – when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses.

Where to Watch: 70 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & CBS All Access). 14 episodes (20%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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8. NCIS: Los Angeles

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71/100
Year: 2009-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 12
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: The exploits of the Los Angeles–based Office of Special Projects (OSP), an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignments.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (3%) are available to watch free online (CBS & USA). 24 episodes (9%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access & fuboTV). 26 episodes (10%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (USA). 260 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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9. Flashpoint

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Year: 2008-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 5
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: The Strategic Response Unit (SRU) is an elite team of cops who specialize in high-risk critical incidents. Trained in tactics and psychology, they deal with extreme situations, where split-second decisions could save a life...or cost one.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (8%) are available to watch free online (CBS). 75 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & CBS All Access). 75 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. S.W.A.T.

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70/100
Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Follows a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant who is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he's tasked to run a highly-trained unit that's the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (8%) are available to watch free online (CBS). 66 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, CBS All Access & fuboTV). 66 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. CSI: Miami

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Year: 2002-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 10
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve grisly murders. The series mixes deduction, gritty subject matter, and character-driven drama in the same vein as the original series in the CSI franchise, except that the Miami CSIs are cops first, scientists second.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (4%) are available to watch free online (CBS). 234 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hulu & CBS All Access). 234 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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12. Gunsmoke

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67/100
Year: 1955-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 20
Action & Adventure

What it's about: Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman MacDonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television.

Where to Watch: 144 episodes (23%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access).

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13. NCIS: New Orleans

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Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 7
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: A drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (3%) are available to watch free online (CBS). 140 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access & fuboTV). 17 episodes (12%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TNT). 141 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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14. Instinct

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Year: 2018-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a gifted author, university professor and former CIA operative is lured back to his old life by tenacious top NYPD Detective Lizzie Needham. Though Dylan and Lizzie initially clash, when it comes to catching killers, they make an ideal team.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access). 24 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. Inspector Gadget

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63/100
Year: 1983-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Animation, Children

What it's about: Inspector Gadget is a clumsy, dim-witted human cyborg detective with various bionic gadgets built into his body. Gadget stumbles around working the cases while his niece and dog do most of the investigating. Gadget's arch-nemesis is Dr. Claw, the leader of an evil organisation, known as "M.A.D."

Where to Watch: 20 episodes (20%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 99 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Starz & CBS All Access). 86 episodes (86%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 86 episodes (86%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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16. Hawaii Five-O

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61/100
Year: 1968-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 12
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant Steve McGarrett, the head of a special state police task force which was based on an actual unit that existed under martial law in the 1940s. The theme music composed by Morton Stevens became especially popular. Many episodes would end with McGarrett instructing his subordinate to "Book 'em, Danno!", sometimes specifying a charge such as "murder one".

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (4%) are available to watch free online (CBS). 279 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access). 284 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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17. In the Heat of the Night

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Year: 1988-2020Seasons: 8
Drama, Crime

What it's about: In the Heat of the Night is an American television series based on the motion picture and novel of the same name starring Carroll O'Connor as the white police chief William Gillespie, and Howard Rollins as the African-American police detective Virgil Tibbs. It was broadcast on NBC from 1988 until 1992, and then on CBS until 1995. Its executive producers were Fred Silverman, Juanita Bartlett and Carroll O'Connor. TGG Direct released the first season of the series to DVD on August 28, 2012.

Where to Watch: 131 episodes (89%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access). 8 episodes (5%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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18. Cagney & Lacey

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Year: 1982-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 7
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Mary Beth Lacey and Chris Cagney are teamed up as NYPD police detectives. Their opposing personalities (one is tough and the other sensitive) mesh to make this one of the great crime-fighting duos of all time.

Where to Watch: 126 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & CBS All Access). 127 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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19. Nash Bridges

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Year: 1996-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Nash Bridges is an American television police drama created by Carlton Cuse. The show starred Don Johnson and Cheech Marin as two Inspectors with the San Francisco Police Department's Special Investigations Unit. The show ran for six seasons on CBS from March 29, 1996 to May 4, 2001 with a total of 122 episodes being produced. The show has aired in over 70 countries. It currently airs in the Middle East on MBC's newly launched Action block MBC Action, DR2 in Denmark, Crime & Investigation Network, WGN America, Universal HD in the United States, TV1 in Australia, 13th Street in The Netherlands and Universal Channel in Serbia.

Where to Watch: 50 episodes (41%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access).