Policing in the U.S. got its start through informal and privately-funded community watch programs dating as far back as the 1600s.
The first full-time, organized police force emerged in Boston in the 1830s.
In the nearly two centuries that have passed since that first department, policing has become a sophisticated field that utilizes automated detection systems, body cameras, and forensic technologies like DNA sequencing (among other high-tech tools) to prevent and solve cases.
Though police work is often serious and challenging, your work team name doesn’t always need to be.
Below, we list more than 90 name ideas for police teams, ranging from work-appropriate to informal and funny. Scroll below the list for our tips on how to create your own team name, too!
Fast Action Response Team (FART)
slang for “detectives”
short for “aggressive criminal enforcement”
All Law, No Order
the sound of a siren
Got Your Six
The Badge-tastic Four
The Lethal Weapons
inspired by the 1987 film Lethal Weapon
The Good Guys
Boys in Blue
misspelling/mispronunciation of “officer”
a reference to the blue uniforms cops wear
a play on the CB radio slang term “bears” (meaning cops); fitting for rookie cops
reference to red police car lights
The Great Defenders
Public Safety Super Squad
The Crime Deterrents
The Felon Finders
Five-O Clock Somewhere
a play on the slang term “five-o” and the phrase “five o’clock somewhere”
Lights & Sirens
The Justice Project
Pride of the City
a play on the nickname for gambling bookmakers and a reference to booking people after arrest
The Justice Society
reference to tasers
Beyond the Badge
The Blue Man Group
Law and Order
The Last Boy Scouts
inspired by the 1991 film of the same name
a reference to beat cops; fitting for after-work activities like sports leagues
Berries and Cherries
a reference to the blue uniforms cops wear and red lights on their cars
referencing the film of the same name or “Bad Boys” by Inner Circle (the Cops TV show theme song)
Krispy Kreme Kings
reference to the donut brand
The Mayor's Army
Starsky and Hutch
referencing the film of the same name
Book 'Em Joes
Better Than Barney
a reference to The Andy Griffith Show’s cop character, Barney Fife
Ducks and Geese
Cockney (U.K.) rhyming slang for the police
reference to donuts
inspired by the 1986 film of the same name
short for “small municipal urban response force”
Rush Hour Renegades
inspired by the 1998 film Rush Hour
Arson and Mace
Men in Uniform
The Bear Report
“bear” is trucker slang for cops
The Peacekeepers II: Peace Harder
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How to Create a Great Police Team Name
When creating a police team name, you should first consider your team’s purpose: is it a department or unit within your workplace, an after-shift social club, or perhaps a police sports league team?
Decide whether you want to have fun with your name or keep it strictly professional.
If creating a team name for the workplace, consider your team’s purpose more deeply. You’ll likely want a name that relates to your team’s goal or beat — for example, a tech-related name if your team is dedicated to cyber cases.
If a funny name suits your team, it’s easy to get inspiration from day-to-day banter with your fellow officers and slang terms related to your job. “The Slammers” and “Boys in Blue” are common examples from our list, but you can come up with a very unique name based on inside jokes from your team.
You can also call on popular culture for inspiration. Police officers are often heroes in TV and film, but there are also plenty of buddy cop comedies and humorous characters you can use for inspiration — like the examples “Starsky and Hutch” or “Bad Boys” from our list.
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