With 'Southland's triumphant return to the airwaves on TNT (Tue., 10PM ET), we're in the mood for some serious law and order, with a heaping side of service and protection. We could also go for some mavericks flouting authority, flatfoots working a solid hunch, not-so-by-the-book interrogations, covers being blown and, of course, a few extremely dangerous high-speed car chases and maybe the odd shoot-out or two.

We spent all night getting the goods on the best cinematic cop dramas ever and we've narrowed it down to these top 10 suspects.
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