The Southtown Cop is a minor character from the Rankin/Bass television special The Year Without a Santa Claus. He is the first person Jingle and Jangle encounter upon their arrival in Southtown. He stops them and charges the elves with traveling down the wrong way of a one-way street, crossing the white line on their reindeer Vixen, and wearing funny-looking clothes on a Sunday. The cop issues them a court summons and rides off on his yellow bicycle.
He later tells Santa Claus that the elves caused a lot of trouble and suggested that they'd soon fall subject to the wrath of the town judge. (In recent years, this scene is cut from ABC Family's broadcasts of the special.)