Definition of 'on the beat'
Example sentences containing 'on the beat'
That means fewer officers on the beat as they fulfill backroom roles.Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The service would also make the images and information available in mobile format to police officers on the beat.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
She has already accompanied police officers on the beat and spent time with immigration officials at Heathrow.Times, Sunday Times (2012) The Sun (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It feels like the police have no control at all and I want to see more officers on the beat.The Sun (2010)
But here's another great problem of our time: there are not enough police officers on the beat.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
It said to our officers on the beat: 'The senior people care about you and what happens to you out in the field.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
I'd put 10,000 more officers on the beat.The Sun (2008)
Definition of on the beat from the Collins English Dictionary