police force


police force

noun

: the police organization in a particular area

Full Definition of POLICE FORCE

:  a body of trained officers entrusted by a government with maintenance of public peace and order, enforcement of laws, and prevention and detection of crime

Examples of POLICE FORCE

  1. He joined the local police force.
  2. <mobilized practically the entire police force to track down the escaped criminal>

First Known Use of POLICE FORCE

1838

Related to POLICE FORCE

Synonyms
constabulary, finest, force, fuzz, heat [slang], man, police

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