DCI Michael Jardine

James MacPherson as DCI Michael Jardine

Detective Chief Inspector Michael "Mike" Jardine was a long-running character in the television series Taggart.

Jardine served as Detective Sergeant and the show's secondary character from 1987 to 1994, assuming the job of his predecessor, Peter Livingstone. When Jim Taggart died, he became the show's main character, taking over as Detective Chief Inspector. He was killed in the episode Death Trap which aired in 2002 and was replaced by a member of Special Branch, Matt Burke.