Origin of police force

First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for police force

  • I hope they are all on the police-force in the new Santiago.

    Wounds in the rain|Stephen Crane
  • After his dismissal from the police-force, Chelteux founded a bureau of private information.

    The Honor of the Name|Emile Gaboriau
  • Away with that police-force of brutal words which bursts in on our best moments and arrests our finest feelings!

    Trivia|Logan Pearsall Smith