law enforcement


: the department of people who enforce laws, investigate crimes, and make arrests : the police
She works in law enforcement.
Law enforcement officials in the area were alerted of the suspect's escape.

Examples of law enforcement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Anaheim Police Department said in a press release that law enforcement responded to the crash site, which was backstage at the park, at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. Sarah Rumpf-Whitten, Fox News, 9 June 2024 Several law enforcement agencies in Southern California have upgraded to the new model, but the San Diego department will be the first to do so in the county. Lyndsay Winkley, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 June 2024 Two people who were in critical condition from stab wounds were airlifted for medical treatment, law enforcement said. Erica Morris, ABC News, 8 June 2024 Sherwin said that no law enforcement agency reached out to the board about the NoDa incident, which was investigated following the Observer’s reporting. Ryan Oehrli, Charlotte Observer, 8 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for law enforcement 

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“Law enforcement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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