There are 2 translations of police in Spanish:

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Pronunciation: /pəˈliːs/

n

  • 1.1 (force) (+ sing or pl vb) the police la policía to be in/join the police ser*/hacerse* policía to call the police llamar a la policía the riot police la policía antidisturbios (before n) [regulations/escort/patrol] policial police academy academia (f) de policía(s) police brutality brutalidad (f) policial or de la policía police car coche (m) patrulla or de policía police chief jefe, -fa (m,f) de policía police college escuela (f) superior de policía police constable (in (UK) ) agente (mf) police custody custodia (f) policial police department (in (US) ) distrito (m) policial the police force la policía, las fuerzas del orden público [lenguaje periodístico/journalese] the airport has its own police force el aeropuerto tiene su propio cuerpo de vigilancia police informer informante (mf) de la policía police inspector (in (UK) ) inspector, -tora (m,f) de policía police message comunicado (m) policial police officer agente (mf), policía (mf) police protection protección (f) policial to have a police record estar* fichado or (CS tb) prontuariado police van (BrE) furgón (m) policial, (coche (m)) celular (m) (Esp) police witness testigo (mf) de la policía
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    • 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.
    1.2 (police officers) (no art, + pl vb) policías (mpl) police outnumbered demonstrators el número de policías superaba al de manifestantes
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    • 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.

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There are 2 translations of police in Spanish:

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vt

  • 1.1 (keep order in) [streets] patrullar the right to police the region el derecho de mantener una fuerza policial en la región the demonstration was heavily policed hubo una gran presencia policial en la manifestación
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    • 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.
    1.2 (monitor) vigilar, supervisar UN troops will police the ceasefire tropas de la ONU se encargarán de que se respete el alto al fuego
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    • 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.
    1.3 (clean up) (AmE) limpiar

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