Entry from British & World English dictionary
The head of the police force of a county or other region.
- 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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