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NY District Attorney/Detectives - The police/legal drama LAW & ORDER/NBC/1990+ and spin-offs series SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT/NBC/1999+  and CRIMINAL INTENT/NBC/2001+  focused on the arrest and conviction of criminals in the New York court system.

The process was divided into two categories. First the detectives did the initial research in a crime and then the District Attorney's office took the facts gathered by the police to court in pursuit of a conviction.

The police officers conducting the investigations included:

Cast of LAW & ORDER

"In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. The police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories."


  • Christopher Noth as Det. Michael "Mike" Logan
  • Paul Sorvino as Det. Sgt. Phil Cerreta
  • Jerry Orbach as Det. Leonard "Lennie" Briscoe
  • Benjamin Bratt as Det. Reynaldo "Rey" Curtis
  • John Fiore as Det. Tony Profaci
  • Jesse L. Martin as Det. Ed Green
  • S. Epatha Merkerson as Lt. Anita Van Buren
  • Dann Florek as Capt. Donald Cragen
  •  Dennis Farina as Detective Joe Fontana
  • J.K. Simmons as Dr. Emil Skoda
  • Paul Sorvino as Det. Sgt. Philip "Phil" Cerreta
  • Andrea Navedo as Det. Ana Cordova
  • Milena Govich as Det. Nina Cassady
  • George Dzundza as Det. Sgt. Maxwell "Max" Greevey
  • Jeremy Sisto as Det. Cyrus Lupo
  • Larry Clarke as Det. Morris LaMotte
  • Selenis Leyva as Det. Rivera
  • Joe Gonzalez as Sergeant Martinez
  • Nancy Ticotin as Det. Reina Perez
  • Mark Lotito as Det. Mallory
  • Joe Forbrich as Det. Cormack
  • Robert Turano as Det. Novoselic
  • Michael Imperioli as Det. Nick Falco
  • Kevin O'Rourke as  Det. O'Malley
  • Stewart J. Zully as Det. Chambers
  • John MacKay as Internal Affairs Detective
  • Brian Delate as Det. Fraker
  • Michael Harney as Lt. Stu Miller
  • Malachy Cleary as Det. Harry Spivak
  • Todd Davis as. Det. Henry
  • Richard Belzer as Det. John Munch
  • Dominic Marcus as Lt. David Fernandez
  • William Charlton as Det. Landers
  • Ray Girardin as Det. Sal Martel
  • Kim Yancey as Det. Styles
  • Steve Axelrod as Det. Catalano
  • Matt Myers as Det. John Rainer
  • Louie Leonardo as Det. Sandaval
  • Ira Hawkins as Det. Adams
  • Mariska Hargitay as Det. Olivia Benson


"In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of a elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.


  • Christopher Meloni as Det. Elliot Stabler
  • Mariska Hargitay as Det. Olivia Benson
  • Richard Belzer as Det. John Munch
  • Ice-T as Det. Odafin "Fin" Tutuola
  • Dann Florek as Captain Donald Cragen
  • Caren Browning as CSU Captain Judith Siper
  • Michelle Hurd as Det. Monique Jefferies
  • Adam Beach as Det,.Chester Lake
  • Dean Winters as Det. Brian Cassidy
  • Chris Orbach as Det. Ken Briscoe
  • Kent Cassella as Det. Palmieri
  • Donnetta Lavinia Grays as Officer Ramirez
  • Connie Nielsen as Det. Dani Beck
  • John Schuck as Chief of Detectives
  • Robert John Burke as IA Sgt. Ed Tucker
  • Ian Bedford as Officer Bamford
  • Brian Cahill as Uniform Policeman
  • Scott Sowers as IAB Det. Waldman
  • Vincent Spano as FBI Agent Dean Porter
  • James Biberi as ESU Captain Bauer
  • Bruce Kirkpatrick as Desk Sergeant
  • Dylan Price as Det. Danny Tatum
  • Jerry Orbach as Det. Lennie Briscoe
  • Jerome Preston Bates as ESU Captain Negraneau
  • Saidah Arrika Ekulona as Det. Yorkin
  • Lenore Pemberton as Det. Moore
  • Nicholas Gonzalez as Det. Mike Sandoval
  • John Driver as Police Commissioner Lyle Morris
  • Peter Appel as Det. Greenberg
  • Dominic Fumusa as Det. Lopez


"In New York City's war on crime, the worst criminal offenders are pursued by the detectives of the Major Case Squad. These are their stories."


  • Kathryn Erbe as Det. Alexandra Eames
  • Vincent D'Onofrio as Det. Robert Goren
  • Jamey Sheridan as Captain James Deakins
  • Eric Bogosian as Captain Danny Ross
  • Chris Noth as Det. Mike Logan
  • Annabella Sciorra as Det. Carolyn Barek
  • Julianne Nicholson as Det. Megan Wheeler
  • Samantha Buck as Det. G. Lynn Bishop
  • Alicia Witt as Det. Nola Falacci
  • Tracey Godfrey as Det. Agnes Farley
  • Joe Gonzalez as Det. Petey
  • Hudson Cooper as Det. Jefferies
  • Robert C. Kirk as Chief of D's Yarrow
  • Mike Pniewski as Chief of Detectives
  • Neal Jones as Chief of Detectives Bradshaw
  • Seth Gilliam as Det. Daniels
  • Dennis Paladino as Det. Steve Grubman
  • John Roney as CSU Detective Dickson
  • C.S. Lee as Det. Choi
  • Cornell Womack as Det. Kahn
  • John Fiske as Det. Stegman
  • Frank Santorelli as Detective on Scene
  • Gene Canfield .as Det. Cardenas
  • Caris Vujcec as Det. Lisa Campesi
  • Bill Cwikowski as Det. Danny Dougherty
  • Ron Simons as Det. Willis
  • Lou Martini Jr. as Det. Yaro
  • Adam Sietz as Det. Meisel
  • Ty Jones as Det. Fecci
  • Lanette Ware as Det. Bea Massey
  • Gameela Wright as Det. Amanda Giles
  • Michael Luggio as Det. Elsworth
  • Amir Arison as Lt. Sanjay
  • Garry Pastore as Det. Brown
  • Tammy Morris as Det. Margaret Sheffield
  • Jim Coope as Det. Cunningham
  • Kevin Alexander as Det. Glenn
  • Guy Messenger as CSU Det. Innes
  • Bill Walsh as Det. Parsons
  • Sean Grennan as Det. Roland
  • Christopher Durham as Det. Jake Reno
  • Clayton LeBouef as Det. Edmunds
  • Jason Furlani as Det. Ponds
  • Michelle Maryk as Det. DeMeo
  • David W. Butler as Det. Jaron
  • Kevin Mambo as Det. Mac Millan

TRIVIA NOTE: The legal drama ARREST & TRIAL/ABC/1963-64 followed a similar format with Ben Gazzara as Sergeant Nick Anderson; Roger Perry as Det. Kirby; Noah Keen as Det. Bone; Chuck Connors as Public Defender John Egan; and John Larch as Prosecutor Jerry Miller.

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