- 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.
Yves Albarello, MP of Seine-et-Marne, said the gunmen told police they were ready to “die as martyrs.”
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.
If Mac had been alone he would have made the post by sundown, for the Mounted Police rode picked horses, the best money could buy.
It happened that I didn't stay around those police posts long enough to get familiar with the technical terms for everything.
Aristide picked it up and began to dance and shake his fist at the invisible police.
“To say that you would have more sense than the police, would be a poor compliment,” said the old lady.
A less imaginative man than Aristide would have immediately acquainted the police with his discovery.
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