Definition of 'police force'
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The mayor has proposed a sales tax rise to fund various police forces in the area. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The reports highlight areas where police forces could cut costs or make reforms that would save significant amounts of money. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is national by definition and its role will be to direct local police forces to follow the national policing agenda. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Indeed it is clear that the local police forces have now adopted policies that will make tackling such abuse much more likely. Times, Sunday Times (2012)By contrast, in some northern police force areas the figures have tumbled. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Users of internet fishing blogs are encouraging each other to contact their local police forces to demand what is being done to protect anglers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Police forces in different areas vary widely in their punishment of speeding, jumping lights and using mobile phones. The Sun (2009)Many of them had remained generally unknown to the wider public in their police force areas, he said. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Many village lanes have weight restrictions on vehicles, with enforcement left to local police forces in most cases. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They had local control of police forces and while most were correctly managed there were many instances of local corruption brought about by this system. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Only 68 per cent of the country 's police force are permanently in uniform. The Sun (2014)The results varied significantly depending on the police force area, with some showing an increase in crime on roads with reduced lighting and others showing a decrease. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Residents were up in arms when their local police force was reduced by half to help the security operation around the Ryder Cup. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The information is then checked against various databases and passed to local police forces, who raid homes, make arrests and seize hard drives. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He said: 'The campaign is phenomenal and to have all the police forces across the country help the veterans and people like me is just unbelievable. The Sun (2011)Around the country police forces are realising that human trafficking, a hugely profitable business run by organised criminal gangs, is no longer a big city problem. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'police force'
British English: police force NOUN
A police force is the police organization in a particular country or area.
...the local police force.
Definition of police force from the Collins English Dictionary
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