Definition of 'police'
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Most police forces have only one or two officers to deal with it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It needs to look at the government policy on policing the mining dispute as a whole. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They were held after a police car collided with a stolen vehicle. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The young people of today have no discipline at all towards the police or older people. The Sun (2016)She also told police she may be able to recognise one of the robbers and said she they did not hurt her. The Sun (2017)In Torquay police recovered the body from the sea of a woman who had gone missing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In some areas, lawn police issue fines to homeowners who fail. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Five senior police officials were suspended yesterday, accused of gross negligence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This time they breezed through one of the police checkpoints, set up across the roads leading to the parade route. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Before that case police officers were responsible for their actions to the courts under criminal law. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The police have been forced to step up their presence and locals have launched their own patrols. The Sun (2013)Stop and search is a point of contention between the government and the police. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Vehicle tracking systems are increasingly being used to help police recover stolen cars. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Officials said police fanned out across the town to protect shops and public buildings from attack. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The programme also featured reconstructions of sightings of people whom police are trying to identify. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Where are the police officers one used to see pounding the beat? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The police also need to take illegal lending more seriously. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It all got a bit ugly and the police were called. The Sun (2012)This is no time to turn the lights down on police activity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She would leave the drug war to the police and the military. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Security police ensured that no opposition could make itself felt for long. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)It will be so busy that the police will be forced to close the road. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The wailing of police cars about their unspeakable business. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The police in one area do not necessarily make a connection between one murder and another committed elsewhere. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Senior police sources say that some specialist officers are being transferred from contemporary abuse investigations to historical ones. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The evidence is clear about what happens when the number of visible police in an area goes up. The Sun (2012)Anonymous members said last night that the arrests could lead to reprisal attacks against government and police websites. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We see these trials as also being beneficial in reducing police use of force and public complaints against police. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are partnerships with the police department and the district attorney's office. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Two miles from the scene of the abduction, police found her body in the road. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The police are indeed responsible for operations and the Government for governing through the political process. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Trends of 'police'
Very Common. police is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'police'
British English: police /pəˈliːs/ NOUN
The police are the official organization that is responsible for making sure that people obey the law.
The police are also looking for a second car.
- American English: police
- Arabic: شُرْطَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: polícia
- Chinese: 警察
- Croatian: policija
- Czech: policie
- Danish: politi
- Dutch: politie
- European Spanish: policía cuerpo
- Finnish: poliisivoimat
- French: police
- German: Polizei
- Greek: αστυνομία
- Italian: polizia
- Japanese: 警察
- Korean: 경찰
- Norwegian: politi
- Polish: policja
- European Portuguese: polícia
- Romanian: poliție
- Russian: полиция
- Spanish: policía
- Swedish: polis
- Thai: ตำรวจ
- Turkish: polis
- Ukrainian: поліція
- Vietnamese: cảnh sát
Definition of police from the Collins English Dictionary
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