Translation of police in Spanish:
- 1.1 (force) (+ singular or plural verb) the policeto be in/join the policela policíato call the police the riot policeser/hacerse policíala policía antidisturbios(before noun) (regulations/escort/patrol)police brutalitypolice collegebrutalidad (feminine) policial or de la policíathe police forceescuela (feminine) superior de policíathe airport has its own police forcela policíalas fuerzas del orden público [journalese]police inspector (in UK) police messageel aeropuerto tiene su propio cuerpo de vigilanciapolice protectioncomunicado (masculine) policialto have a police recordprotección (feminine) policialpolice witnessestar fichado or (in Southern Cone also) prontuariadotestigo (masculine and feminine) de la policíaExample sentences1.2 (police officers) (no art, + pl vb)
police outnumbered demonstratorspolicías (masculine plural)el número de policías superaba al de manifestantesExample sentences
- Council officers supported the police in offering crime prevention advice to residents.
- Faced with rising crime and a lack of public faith in the police she has come out all guns blazing.
- Workers set up roadblocks in order to prevent the police from entering the industrial facility again.
- North Shore Rescue and the Cypress Bowl Ski Patrol members helped police recover the body.
- After his arrest, he was questioned by local police and also members of Scotland Yard.
- In the Boland town of Paarl two Samwu members were injured when police opened fire on a group of marchers.
- 1.1 (keep order in)(streets)the right to police the regionthe demonstration was heavily policedel derecho de mantener una fuerza policial en la región1.2 (monitor) UN troops will police the ceasefirehubo una gran presencia policial en la manifestación1.3 (clean up)tropas de la ONU se encargarán de que se respete el alto al fuego(American English)Example sentences
- What we need now is the will to regulate and police industry in favour of worker and consumer health.
- Many are trying to regulate this and are using monitoring technology to police it.
- A Paris-based media rights group yesterday slammed new Chinese regulations aimed at policing the Internet.
- The £4 million expense of policing the event, which included heavy police violence against protesters, was also borne by the taxpayer.
- All of the West Yorkshire and British Transport Police officers who policed the riots have been jointly nominated as the country's bravest officers.
- Whilst its economic importance and political sensitivity would ensure the event was highly policed, the use of anti-terror measures against protesters seems to be more of a case of testing the water for future use.
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