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all-points bulletin

[awl-points] /ˈɔlˌpɔɪnts/
a broadcast alert from one police station to all others in an area, state, etc., as with instructions to arrest a particular suspect or suspects.
Abbreviation: APB. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I've sent out an all-points bulletin asking for information.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
  • They also notified the parole board, who put out an all-points bulletin immediately.

    By Proxy Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for all-points bulletin

all-points bulletin

(in the US) an alert broadcast to all police officers within an area, instructing the arrest of a suspect
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Contemporary definitions for all-points bulletin

a radio message sent to all of a police force within an area, esp. when seeking a suspected criminal; abbr. APB's 21st Century Lexicon
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