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chief constable Line breaks: chief con|stable

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Definition of chief constable in English:


The head of the police force of a county or other region.
Example sentences
  • A chief constable would sack a police officer for breaking the law.
  • A spokeswoman for Humberside police said the chief constable was in his office today in full uniform.
  • I would love there to be more traffic police, but chief constables have to work within their budgets.
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