Translation of police in Spanish:
- 1 (force) (+ singular or plural verb) the policela policíato be in/join the policeser/hacerse policíato call the police the riot policela policía antidisturbios(before noun) (regulations/escort/patrol)police brutality
policialbrutalidad (feminine) policial or de la policíapolice collegeescuela (feminine) superior de policíathe police forcela policíathe airport has its own police force
las fuerzas del orden público [journalistic]el aeropuerto tiene su propio cuerpo de vigilanciapolice inspector (in UK) police messagecomunicado (masculine) policialpolice protectionprotección (feminine) policialto have a police recordestar fichado or (in Southern Cone also) prontuariadopolice witnesstestigo (masculine or feminine) de la policíaExample 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.
- 2 (police officers) (no art, + pl vb)policías (masculine plural)police outnumbered demonstratorsel número de policías superaba al de manifestantesExample sentences
- 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 (keep order in)(streets)the right to police the region
patrullarel derecho de mantener una fuerza policial en la regiónthe demonstration was heavily policedhubo una gran presencia policial en la manifestaciónExample sentences
- 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.
- 2 (monitor) UN troops will police the ceasefiretropas de la ONU se encargarán de que se respete el alto al fuegoExample 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.
- 3 (clean up)(American English)
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