The civil force of a state, responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the maintenance of public order
it would not be possible to police the area effectively
The release of a person from police custody subject to certain conditions, including a requirement that he or she returns at an appointed time; the conditions stipulated or a sum of money paid as a surety in the case of such a release.
A small office or booth staffed by one or more police officers (now chiefly in Japan).
A native-born male employed by the police force of a colonial or white-dominated administration as an assistant, security officer, or (especially Australian) tracker.
A car (formerly also a carriage) used by the police.
A grip or hold used by police officers to control or subdue a prisoner.
An elected governing body in most Louisiana parishes, corresponding to a county board of commissioners in other states
A device fitted in addition to a standard lock on a door or window to prevent it from being opened or to allow it to open only a certain distance.
A police tax; a tax for the maintenance of a police force.
A violent disturbance of the peace or display of brutality by a group of police officers, especially one initially directed at civilians engaged in a protest or demonstration.
(A length of) plastic tape used by the police to form a temporary barrier to restrict public access to a particular area, usually the scene of a crime or accident.
A means or arrangement employed by police for detecting or apprehending lawbreakers; (now) especially an arrangement used for detecting motorists who exceed a speed limit.
A dog, especially an Alsatian, trained for use in police work
A police force instituted 1798 (originally by private enterprise) to protect merchant shipping on the River Thames in the Port of London; a similar police force in other countries.
The activity or behaviour of the police.
That is aided or assisted by the police, frequently designating charitable organizations supplying clothing and footwear to poor children.
(Originally) a committee having responsibility for public amenities, the maintenance of law and order, etc.; (later) a local government board or committee set up to oversee the activities of a local police force.
A Scottish burgh in which elected magistrates and Commissioners of Police had powers and responsibilities corresponding to those of a local council.
A subordinate criminal court; specifically a court of summary jurisdiction for the trial or investigation of charges brought by the police; a magistrates' court.
A stipendiary police magistrate.
A superintendent or chief of police, especially in Russia.
A policewoman who takes charge of women or juveniles at a police station or in court.
A crime novel, especially one characterized by detailed attention to police procedures.
Originally: the headquarters of the police force in a city or town. Now: an office dealing with enquiries, reports of minor crimes, and other non-urgent police business.
Law (chiefly US), the right of a government to make laws regulating conduct to the extent that they are necessary to secure the health, safety, good order, comfort, or general welfare of the community.
A police officer of the lowest rank.
The siren on a police vehicle.
A police force, or a department of one, with responsibility for patrolling rivers.
The police force of the State; (also) a police force with authority across and within a particular state.
The person in charge of a police force
An organized body of police officers responsible for a country, district, or town
A dossier kept by the police on all people convicted of crime
A totalitarian state controlled by a political police force that secretly supervises the citizens' activities
A police force working in secret against a government’s political opponents
A group of people enforcing a particular dress code; especially (humorous) a notional group of self-appointed experts who habitually comment on the fashion sense of others, usually to condemn them for a perceived lack of style.
A (notional or self-appointed) group seeking to impose standards regarding what constitutes acceptable language.
A temporary fence or railing erected by the police to restrict public access to a particular area, especially when large crowds are expected.
A record of arrests and charges at a police station; a newspaper article based on this record.
A subordinate officer in a police force.
Regulation or direction by the police.
A police patrol car; (also, in early use) a police boat.
The attitudes and behaviour prevalent among the police force, often considered to be characterized by solidarity and resistance to change, and sometimes alleged to be discriminatory and intolerant.
A message sent by the police; specifically a message or announcement specially broadcast or published at the request of police authorities.
A type of Colt revolver.
A newspaper reporter who concentrates on stories concerning crime and police activity.
The scientific study of the investigation and detection of crime; forensic science.
A type of revolver, specifically a Colt Police Positive Special (designed to provide more firepower than the Police Positive).
(In Ontario) a small village administered by an elected group of trustees rather than a council or municipal corporation.
A type of loud whistle used by the police.