Victor Samuel "Vic" Mackey is the central character and main protagonist of the television show The Shield.

Detective Vic Mackey

Mackey is a brutal and corrupt Detective working for the Los Angeles Police Department. He is part of a special anti-gang unit dubbed the "Strike Force", with Mackey leading the team. All the members of the Strike team under Vics orders commit numerous crimes including: planting evidence, taking bribes, robbery even murder in several cases.

Detective Mackey is portrayed by Michael Chicklis.