- 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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Origin of police
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Example sentences from the Web for police
The driver told police he heard gunshots and discovered the damage when he arrived home.Man fatally shot in Truxton Circle in Northwest Washington|Peter Hermann|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
According to an affidavit from a Fairfax County detective, the investigation began last year, when a 17-year-old high school student approached local police to say friends of hers had been paid to have sex with a man in his 40s.Matthew Erasquin, Arlington lawyer, accused of paying underage girls for sex|Rachel Weiner|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
He was being closely followed by a police vehicle in an alley when he emerged onto a street and was fatally struck by a van.Federal prosecutors will not press charges against D.C. officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Deon Kay|Keith L. Alexander, Peter Hermann|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The funding could help investigators reopen as many as 60 cold cases over the next three years, Prince George’s prosecutors and police said at a news conference Thursday.Prince George’s will use DNA registries to solve cold cases through new DOJ grant|Katie Mettler|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Counterdemonstrators also attended, with the two sides engaged in yelling and fights that police were forced to break up.Smithsonian museums, zoo to close as coronavirus caseload in D.C. region hits record for 16th day|Dana Hedgpeth, Ovetta Wiggins|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The need for increased community policing is more urgent than ever before.
Community policing is expensive and, in an era of budget cuts, increasingly rare.
If we want that to change, then all of us have to encourage our legislators to make funding community policing a priority.
In the wake of this turmoil, the New York Post reported that the police had stopped policing.
Does that mean a reduction in policing would be a good thing?
We worked hard "policing up" ourselves and our equipment during the few days we stayed at Bouligny.War in the Garden of Eden|Kermit Roosevelt
They were both on the policing shift that week, so it was easy for them to arrange to get their share of camp-work over early.Winona of the Camp Fire|Margaret Widdemer
And so the policing of the western country from Fort Gibson went on and on.Fort Gibson|Grant Foreman
There were local bands of regulators policing nearly every district in Alabama.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama|Walter L. Fleming
The dinner hour had passed, likewise the second policing of the day had been attended to by the humble plebes.On Guard|Upton Sinclair
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