Definition of all–points bulletin
: a general bulletin broadcast to alert law-enforcement officers over a wide area that someone (such as a suspect) or something (such as a vehicle) is being actively sought in connection with a crime The all-points bulletin for the suspects issued Thursday describes them as “armed and dangerous” … — Les Ledbetter, New York Times, 25 July 1976 —called also APB
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