- any policeman or policewoman; patrolman or patrolwoman.
- a person having officer rank on a police force.
Origin of police officer
Related Words for police officerdetective, deputy, policeman, constable, officer, marshal, trooper, cop, fuzz, sheriff, patrolman, patrolwoman, policewoman, MP, carabiniere, flatfoot, flic, gendarme, lawman
Examples from the Web for police officer
Historical Examples of police officer
A police-officer with eight men forced a way through the crowd.The Red Hand of Ulster
George A. Birmingham
I started up, believing that a police-officer was about to seize me.Fred Markham in Russia
W. H. G. Kingston
In about an hour and a half we were boarded by a police-officer.Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber
James Aitken Wylie
Presently Captain Caldwell returned with a police-officer and two men.The Beth Book
And one of the men was a police-officer, sent here, doing his duty.The Exiles of Faloo
- a member of a police force, esp a constable; policemanOften (esp as form of address) shortened to: officer