chief constable


: a police officer who is in charge of a police force

Examples of chief constable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also on the case is Woman Police Officer Gladys Moss (Anjana Vasan), who in addition to following her eminently logical hunches has to endure demeaning treatment from her fellow officer (Hugh Skinner) and chief constable (Paul Chahidi), both of them prats of the first order. Ty Burr, Washington Post, 4 Apr. 2024 Andy Marsh, chief constable of Avon and Somerset, expressed concern Monday that the scenes may be repeated across other cities as the government continues to try to expand police powers. Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2021 The suspects were killed after exchanging fire with police outside the bank in Saanich, according to Dean Duthie, the chief constable of the Saanich Police Department. Sharif Paget, Amy Simonson and Laura James, CNN, 29 June 2022 Shaun Sawyer, chief constable for Devon and Cornwall police, told reporters that officers responding to multiple emergency calls at 6:11 p.m. arrived six minutes later at an address in Plymouth's Keyham neighborhood, where Davison had shot and killed a woman who lived there., 13 Aug. 2021 Such secrecy was the direct result of a direct royal entreaty from the king to the chief constable of Suffolk, an unparalleled usage, and some might even say abuse, of royal powers. Alexander Larman, Town & Country, 19 Jan. 2021

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“Chief constable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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