- the cleaning and keeping clean of a camp, post, station, etc.
- the condition of a camp, post, station, etc., with reference to cleanliness.
verb (used with object), po·liced, po·lic·ing.
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Moreno said the major told him he summoned him to the police station “to alert me that I can face four charges for his publications.”Cuban authorities threaten to arrest LGBTQ activist, journalist|Michael K. Lavers|September 17, 2020|Washington Blade
Injunctions ban individuals from being around anyone else the police deem gang members even if neither has a criminal record.While We’re Rethinking Policing, It’s Time to End Gang Injunctions|Jamie Wilson|September 15, 2020|Voice of San Diego
There’s no current timeline on when the next chief of police will be hired, Lorson said.Oceanside Is Rethinking Its Police Chief Hiring Process Following Community Concerns|Kayla Jimenez|September 14, 2020|Voice of San Diego
In recent weeks, though, Nucci has been interviewing people who’ve received a ticket and they all claim they were cited after saying something an officer found personally offensive — usually about the police and sometimes quietly to themselves.
In both cases, police appear to have stretched the law far beyond its intended use.Those Ticketed for Seditious Language Say Their Only Crime Was Talking Back|Kate Nucci|September 9, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Police officials told the AP that they came out with guns blazing.
Smith attended both funerals as a cop and as the husband of Police Officer Moira Smith, who died on 9/11.
But along with the cartoon funk is an all-too-real story of police brutality embodied by a horde of evil Pigs.
“The Wizard of Watts is not just about police brutality,” he says.
A Charlie Hebdo reporter said that security provision had been relaxed in the last month or so and the police car disappeared.
The troops had moved on, save the detail singled for police duty.The Rustler of Wind River|G. W. Ogden
They were quickly taken to private rooms, where the captain was attended by a police surgeon.The Captain's Toll-Gate|Frank R. Stockton
When the waiter returned to the hotel with the police the officer had vanished; and you were there with your own passport.Annajanska, the Bolshevik Empress|George Bernard Shaw
Another policeman tried to coax me to drive the team down to the police station.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail|Ezra Meeker
You know that duelling of any sort is strictly prohibited by the police.An American Girl in Munich|Mabel W. Daniels
British Dictionary definitions for police
- the police the organized civil force of a state, concerned with maintenance of law and order, the detection and prevention of crime, etc
- (as modifier)a police inquiry
- the regulation and control of a community, esp in regard to the enforcement of law, the prevention of crime, etc
- the department of government concerned with this