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Three took place while he was on duty as a police inspector. The Sun (2016)It is no bad thing for a chief inspector to be feared. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Under the plans made by the college, officers promoted to sergeant, inspector and the highest ranks would also have to earn further leadership qualifications. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She asked the chief inspector why nobody was checking the reading method used. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Her enthusiasm and commitment has seen her being promoted from sergeant and inspector to her present rank. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Where were the official inspectors to monitor compliance? Times, Sunday Times (2007)An inspector and two sergeants were found guilty of gross misconduct but stayed in the force after written warnings. The Sun (2013)A retired police inspector was jailed for two years for causing a crash that killed two men. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Six police officers involved in the case have been served with gross misconduct notices, including an inspector and sergeant. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A police constable was given a warning but a sergeant and an inspector retired before misconduct hearings could be held. The Sun (2015)Yet academic entry requirements remain relatively modest and it takes an average of 17 years to progress from constable to inspector rank. Times, Sunday Times (2012)After examining the badly damaged police car and interviewing the two officers, inspectors said it was clear that they had not been at fault. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Worryingly, names and mobile phone numbers of constables, sergeants and inspectors are included. The Sun (2012)The team consists of a chief superintendent, three chief inspectors, two inspectors and a sergeant. The Sun (2007)Equally, Gently has a genuine cultural dynamic going on between inspector and sergeant. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Ofsted inspectors rank it as'outstanding '. The Sun (2012)A leading independent school head will use a speech today to launch a savage attack on the chief inspector of Ofsted. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Officers under the rank of inspector can claim overtime of time and a third, around 30 an hour. The Sun (2016)And halve the number of officers with chief inspector rank and above after consultation with the rank and file, who know who the good ones are. The Sun (2012)
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Translations for 'inspector'
British English: inspector /ɪnˈspɛktə/ NOUN
An inspector is someone whose job is to inspect things.
The factory was finally shut down by safety inspectors.
- American English: inspector
- Arabic: مُفَتِّشٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: inspetor
- Chinese: 检查员
- Croatian: inspektor
- Czech: inspektor
- Danish: inspektør
- Dutch: inspecteur
- European Spanish: inspector
- Finnish: tarkastaja
- French: inspecteur
- German: Inspektor
- Greek: επιθεωρητής
- Italian: ispettore
- Japanese: 検査官
- Korean: 조사관
- Norwegian: inspektør
- Polish: inspektor
- European Portuguese: inspetor
- Romanian: inspector
- Russian: инспектор
- Spanish: inspector
- Swedish: inspektör
- Thai: ผู้ตรวจสอบ
- Turkish: denetçi müfettiş
- Ukrainian: інспектор
- Vietnamese: thanh tra viên
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