Meaning of POLICE in English

POLICE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a police car

The vehicle was being chased by a police car.

a police convoy (= of police vehicles )

Rebels have ambushed a police convoy in the east.

a police dog (= trained to help the police )

Police dogs helped in the search for the missing child.

a police inquiry

The case has been reopened with a police inquiry.

a police search

Her disappearance sparked a massive police search.

a police state (= where the government strictly controls what people can say or do )

Too many laws bring us frighteningly close to the creation of a police state.

a police/cop drama (= about the police )

'The Bill' is a popular police drama.

alerted the police

The school immediately alerted the police .

armed police

armed police raided the building

be under (police/armed etc) guard (= to be guarded by a group of people )

He was taken to hospital, where he is now under police guard.

community policing

government/police corruption

There has been plenty of evidence of police corruption.

Metropolitan Police, the

military police

police bail (= when the police free someone before deciding whether to charge them with a crime )

She was released on police bail.

police community support officer

police constable

police department

police dog

police escort

a police escort

police force

Jones joined the police force in 1983.

police officer

police protection (= protection by the police )

He eventually managed to leave under heavy police protection.

police records

Violent assaults rose 39 percent, according to police records.

Police Service of Northern Ireland, the

police state

police station

police/army/fire etc chief

Los Angeles Police Chief Willie L. Williams

police/military custody

There have been several cases in which people have died in police custody.

riot police

The city deployed riot police to contain the demonstration.

riot police

Riot police fired tear gas into the crowd.

school/army/police etc uniform

He was still wearing his school uniform .

secret police

the traffic police (= police dealing with traffic problems and illegal driving )

The teenagers got stopped by the local traffic police.

unmarked police car

an unmarked police car

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

local

Now it wants to link up its planned criminal information computer, whose approval is still needed from the local police committee.

Phone calls to the local police station began a few minutes later.

The liaison officer and local police were on the nearby road, ready to stop the traffic.

Mr Bergen, I-know a lot of the local police .

There are moves to have the chief constables of the new forces appointed directly by the Home Secretary instead of local police authorities.

The local police frequently arrested students for exceeding the speed limit or other minor infractions of the law.

About 10 hours after the shooting the defendant attended the local police station with his attorney.

There will be local police involvement.

metropolitan

In London, the metropolitan police - established in 1829 - continue to be under the direct control of the Home Secretary.

I have been to every Metropolitan police station, from Islington in the north to Bow Street in the west.

In the metropolitan police there is only one fraud squad officer for every hundred officers.

I could substantiate the information that Mr. Docherty gave me through contact with the West Yorkshire metropolitan police .

military

The open mutiny by the military and police highlights Mr Wahid's tenuous grip on the presidency.

More military police and an infantry division was called into action, and the riot was quickly ended the next day.

Mr Bush doubled international military and police aid to stamp out drugs.

The lanky, 6-foot-4-inch captain coordinates the moves with military police , engineers, medics and rescue crews.

On Inauguration Day, members of the military and police forces stand shoulder-to-shoulder along Pennsylvania Avenue.

The ring's leader allegedly was Hildebrando Pascoal, a national congressman and military police colonel, who was arrested last September.

Random violence as mobs, gangs, and alienated individuals fight the military and police .

secret

Till now Oufkir had controlled the secret police and pursued the kings enemies ruthlessly.

With no worries of visits from secret police , we laughed and joked the night away, drinking wine and plum brandy.

He discovered secret police files documenting drug abuse.

What are you, secret police ?

We are creating the most effective secret police the world has ever seen.

This, then, takes farther the secret police parable of the first play.

In October the secret police were permitted by the Central Committee to start shooting railway bandits on the spot without legal proceedings.

His threat came after the former head of the secret police was detained in Belgrade.

■ NOUN

car

It seems that every police car is brand-new, and Hussein's soldiers sport crisp, new uniforms.

Two police cars flanked the scene, their red lights revolving like beacons.

Two men threw bottles and other material at police cars which chased them after a raid at a chemist shop in Tarporley.

Beyond the police cars and their orange barrier, smoke veined with flames smudged the grey sky.

I was walking along the road and all of a sudden this police car drew up beside me.

A police car was there in the rearview, a policeman walking up to me in the side mirror.

chief

In 1994, New Orleans hired a new police chief to rescue the corrupt, ineffective police department from itself.

That the police chief was parked out front?

The police chief ordered his officers to try to force us away from the site.

However, the police chief naively suggested that hiring more policemen with higher wages would solve the problem.

A pregnant police chief from a small Minnesota town tracks the murderers, having no idea the trail will lead to kidnappers.

By then Bolcarro was playing ball with Nico, and so Morano, the police chief , surely was as well.

He had been appointed police chief by Kennelly, who hoped for reform.

constable

A woman police constable deposited four plastic cups of tea on the formica.

While a police constable was in the living room, the car parked outside was being daubed by the youth.

But all Mrs Ullman found was the intimidating bulk of three police constables .

At one time there was a police inspector and a police constable at the police station.

They stopped at the modern bungalow that was the home and office of the local police constable .

Wilkins said that he and the police constable had hold of one another and the officer had fallen to the ground.

We have seen charts that describe the organisational chart of a police authority and yet miss off the lowly police constable .

I recognised the uniform of a police constable .

department

I would guarantee him an exclusive, pictures and all, which is something he'd never get from the police department .

Despite lawsuits some police departments remained indifferent, because the city, and not individual officers, had to pay the costs.

When anything like this happened, every office-holder in the community made speeches passing the buck on to the police department .

City residents pay taxes to support a police department , bus system, building safety division and many other urban services.

The police department , which once rounded up 50 youngsters a night, now picks up two or three.

The underlying causes ranged from police department employment practices to inadequate police training and evaluation.

In 1994, New Orleans hired a new police chief to rescue the corrupt, ineffective police department from itself.

The police department is beyond its meager capacities for restraint with a case like this.

force

In the 1890s a serious effort was made to transform them into a rural police force .

In recent years, the local police force has ballooned from two officers to 11.

The authorised establishment of Derbyshire police force is 1,820 officers.

Public police forces are losing ground to private security firms, which now employ two-thirds of all security personnel in the nation.

A police force doesn't grieve.

Four seperate police forces are monitoring every traveller's vehicle in the four day countdown to midsummer.

These adjacent police forces were physically aberrant in nuance of bodily style and were therefore deemed to be socially incorrect.

Read in studio One of the country's smallest police forces has been chosen to co-ordinate a national clamp down on trespassing travellers.

forces

Plans for a new intelligence network are now being worked out between nine police forces concerned with the problem of travellers.

They have maintained separate police forces , school systems and city administrations that did not exist prior to the war.

The different police forces share their information and that has led to some proposed gatherings being stopped.

Our police forces have another major complaint about the Bill.

It follows an operation involving seven police forces .

Four seperate police forces are monitoring every traveller's vehicle in the four day countdown to midsummer.

Already a number of police forces have issued directives against discrimination making it inevitable that Darlington police will have a homosexual policeman.

This mirrored the increased emphasis on confession evidence within the police forces around the country.

investigation

These obstacles are not unique to police investigations .

He remains in Washington awaiting the outcome of a police investigation .

His death provokes an outrage and a police investigation into the shooting.

Police say few police investigations have been opened in these cases because of sketchy information or absence of criminal intent.

At the end of the police investigation the suspect must be taken before a prosecutor who decides how the case should proceed.

Whether the curbs on police investigation will reduce police influence on the outcome of the criminal process is not easy to determine.

The police investigation had passed, the wounds had begun to heal, normality had returned.

She couldn't be involved in a police investigation .

officer

A major disturbance broke out in May 1989 after a Latino police officer shot and killed a black motorcyclist.

It eventually dawned on me that the young moran and the police officer had known all along where we were.

An investigation checklist given to San Francisco police officers during training includes specific questions that should be covered.

Oudran was the first police officer to be convicted for his conduct during the demonstration.

Club members are serving or retired police officers , customs officers or prison officers.

The police officers on board the helicopter were appalled by what they saw.

presence

Male speaker I can tell traders that there will be a big police presence .

The stress is on police presence .

We will redeploy police resources in order to increase police presence in local communities and establish local neighbourhood offices.

Authorities say only a large police presence kept the situation from getting worse.

Wall Street has also seen protests and there is a strong police presence building up.

The police presence was growing and becoming more aggressive as the stand off continued.

It was only recently that a police presence had been withdrawn from No. 22 after the Pitt deaths.

Despite a strong police presence , 100 protesters had gathered on the Grand Canal opposite the hotel where Haider was staying.

report

Then there was a police report .

Initial police reports indicated that he had suffered lysis from the stabbing.

A police report said the scheme would improve the image of Middlesbrough town centre night-life.

According to the state police report , witnesses said about 12 men walked into the village shortly after 7 p.m.

The police report made it clear that the burglar was a professional.

A police report at the time said that Stubblefield refused to respond to questions and pushed an officer in the chest.

Inspector Blakelock was studying the police report .

The girl was arrested Monday for investigation of filing a false police report , a misdemeanor.

riot

Clashes between riot police and demonstrators had broken out during a student demonstration outside the Education Ministry on Oct. 24.

But on Dec. 25, Milosevic banned street demonstrations and deployed cordons of heavily armed riot police to block the parades.

As more than 300 people took to the streets, a police helicopter and eight vans carrying riot police were brought in.

Three school buses unload riot police .

Physically, they can only meet behind barricades manned by riot police and soldiers equipped with armoured vehicles and water cannon.

Wednesday afternoon, riot police were out on the streets of Belgrade to enforce a ban on marches by anti-Milosevic demonstrators.

The catalyst for the demonstrations was the beating to death of a student demonstrator by riot police .

As two months before, the students were no match for the riot police .

spokesman

A police spokesman warned that the vandalism could result in a tragedy on the main line between Belfast and Dublin.

Joseph was immediately a suspect because he knew where the husband lived, said police spokesman Chris Willett.

A police spokesman said yesterday some dialled 999 while others rang Darlington police station direct.

A police spokesman said the two would appear at Dundee Sheriff Court today.

Mike Torres, a police spokesman .

A police spokesman had been equally unforthcoming: inquiries were continuing, he said, and several leads were being followed up.

A police spokesman said the stolen car was in poor condition with a broken rear passenger window.

state

Instead, he frightened them into suppressing his putsch through the use of the Bavarian state police .

Check out the seal on the side of state police cars.

After that I'd like to take a break and study something other than the techniques of the state police .

Last June, a force of state police killed 17 unarmed peasant farmers on their way to a protest rally.

These are no simple squabbles between workers and employers, or between civilians and state police .

It may be called the state police , state troopers, militia, the rangers or the highway patrol.

The state police commander and prison director were also arrested as were a great number of police officers.

But critics say nearly all the killings have somehow involved the brutal state police .

station

A 19-year old man from the Basildon area was last night helping police with their inquiries at Clacton police station .

When he left the cathedral he inquired of a policeman where the nearest police station was.

Anyone finding them should hand them in at a police station or to any officer he said.

Officers handcuffed him and hauled him to the police station .

Police are appealing for anyone who can assist them to contact the Pollok police station .

Most of the reported deaths, however, were due to torture in both military barracks and police stations .

The men, all under 25, were questioned yesterday at Middlesbrough police station before being released on bail pending further investigations.

Cuts to police station opening hours.

■ VERB

arrest

A single protester attempted to unfurl a banner in the square on June 3, but was quickly arrested by police .

Prince, Harris and Gervin were arrested by campus police on Feb. 29.

Barnes was unhurt, but 14 people were reportedly killed and two arrested during the police action.

Eight of the demonstrators in Greensboro were arrested by local police and charged with fire-bombing and conspiracy to fire-bomb.

Read in studio Ten people have been arrested by police carrying out early morning raids on suspected drug dealers.

But officers realized that Applewhite fit the description of the shooting suspect and arrested him too, police said.

A woman ticket clerk has been arrested and released on police bail.

He was arrested by police , who he said, planted cannabis on him to extort a bribe.

call

The phone-in revealed two more people who had called the police to remove Sure Style salesmen.

On Monday night, Celner called Zylstra about the same time she called police , he said.

Last year the council called in the police to investigate claims that council-owned building materials had been allegedly misappropriated for private use.

Heather fretted, accused, threatened to call the police .

Yes, we must call the police .

A neighbor calls the police after hearing the commotion of two individuals prying open a window.

You go and tell the other one to call the police .

The man she was living with was battering her, Lee-Cruz said, and she called the police .

help

She appealed against the defendants being given bail for fear they would interfere with witnesses who could help police inquiries.

She said she had helped police reach Simpson through his secretary.

Big deal: then it wouldn't be him helping the police with their inquiries, it'd be me.

They help train Baja California police officers, firefighters and rescue teams in such basic first-aid measures as cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

He's been taken back to Banbury where's he helping police with their enquiries.

Brown wants state and federal officials to help police by arresting parole violators who are in the park.

A man is helping police inquiries.

He called on citizens to do their part to fight crime and help the police .

kill

He made it very clear he would like to kill police officers.

The truck that carried the copters explodes, killing police officers and civilians.

Police told to stay away For many, the killing of municipal police chief Benitez deepens the mystery.

On March 9 several people were killed in Durrës when police took over a ship holding 2,000 people.

Erik was killed Thursday; police are questioning Dawood and looking for her new boyfriend.

Read in studio An investigation has begun into an accident which killed a police motorcycle instructor.

tell

Smith told police he thought the girls had already jumped from the bay when he, Harper and Winter had run off.

She told police she remembered nothing from that time until she woke up hours later in a remote area of town.

Why, asked Wickham, had she not told the police ?

Two seniors drive together, without weapons, but with radios to tell police what they observe.

His trial at London's Old Bailey heard that he told police he believed in the death penalty for killers.

Davis told police that he had returned to retrieve Polly about 30 minutes later.

We revealed yesterday that another of Courtney's victims is still too terrified to tell police that he attacked her.

Westside resident Jose Espinoza told Tucson police that the legendary chupacabras, or goatsucker, attacked his three-year-old son.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

border/military/customs/police post

Administrative offices and on-campus police posts were damaged by stones and petrol bombs in three Tunis University faculties.

But yesterday at the Hendaye border post , near Bayonne, lorries were passing freely without any form of control.

Deng was made senior deputy premier and soon added party and military posts .

However, he formally accepted the appointment on April 7 after resigning his military posts .

In reality guerrilla action was largely indiscriminate with sporadic attacks on the occasional landlord, local official, or police post .

The border post formalities are quickly completed.

This commemorates the creation in 1829 of a political and military post to govern the islands.

When she first arrived, she had thought the place as orderly as a military post .

hardened criminal/police officer etc

sb is helping the police with their enquiries

the military police

the secret police

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

On Monday, both men finally surrendered to police .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But she turned up safe and well at dawn when she walked into a mobile police station just yards away.

Despite a strong police presence, 100 protesters had gathered on the Grand Canal opposite the hotel where Haider was staying.

He specialized in finding stolen luxury cars, developing excellent contacts with both police and criminals.

In Mrs Clark's case she did beat the tender, but the police appealed the decision.

In the last few days, you may have seen a horrifying video of police armed with Q-tips instead of batons.

Mendoza told police that they were abducted by Aguirre in Oakland on Oct. 10.

Rotating law enforcement officers is a textbook concept straight out of police administration 101.

Their numbers have dropped since five of them left to take up regular positions in the police force.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

community

Police authorities are required to obtain the views of the community on policing in the area.

But Daley says that community policing is the backbone of everything he does.

Use community policing , he told his colleagues, and track down the title owners of drug houses.

On Wednesday, while campaigning in California, Dole drew criticism for lauding a community policing program funded by the law.

department

Participatory management is flourishing in entrepreneurial public organizations, from school districts to police departments .

Zap bikes also appeal to police departments for patrol work.

The producer had access to police department films which, presumably, would have included such attacks if they had occurred.

■ VERB

accord

Iverson owns the car but was not driving, according to police .

Each year, seven of those killings were motivated by domestic violence, according to police statistics.

In this case, however, doctors at the psychiatric hospital asked that Hawkes not be moved, according to police .

Here are the fatal shootings so far this year, according to police .

The state Department of Children &038; Families has visited the home at least four times, according to police reports.

He has no money but knows how to call home collect, according to police .

Downing was cut 92 times and struggled with her attacker in several rooms before dying, according to police .

call

This procedure is called policing the data and each of the principal tables will be checked at least once every three months.

Wilson and others call it community-oriented policing .

report

Almost half the cases reported to police are withdrawn before investigations begin.

Blums believed Osborn had planted a knife and had arranged for some one to find it and report it to police .

BThe data measure both crimes reported to police and those not Breported.

Studies have estimated that only 10 % to 25 % of women who say they have been raped reported it to police .

tell

The boys told police that, at those times, they could hear the 11-year-old crying.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

border/military/customs/police post

Administrative offices and on-campus police posts were damaged by stones and petrol bombs in three Tunis University faculties.

But yesterday at the Hendaye border post , near Bayonne, lorries were passing freely without any form of control.

Deng was made senior deputy premier and soon added party and military posts .

However, he formally accepted the appointment on April 7 after resigning his military posts .

In reality guerrilla action was largely indiscriminate with sporadic attacks on the occasional landlord, local official, or police post .

The border post formalities are quickly completed.

This commemorates the creation in 1829 of a political and military post to govern the islands.

When she first arrived, she had thought the place as orderly as a military post .

hardened criminal/police officer etc

the military police

the secret police

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

All campers are required to police their campsite before they leave.

The five security zones are policed by U.N. forces.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Lower standards of public health, education and policing?

So, according to the Haig-Grafen theory, crossing over polices the division of chromosomes to keep it fair.

They are never forceful enough in condemning bad policing that is a disgrace to the republic and to the rule of law.

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