non·​po·​lice | \ ˌnän-pə-ˈlēs How to pronounce nonpolice (audio) \

Definition of nonpolice

: not of, relating to, or associated with the police nonpolice firearms

Examples of nonpolice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From the producers of Castle, another series about a nonpolice officer shadowing a detective and then getting involved in police work. Ellen Gray,, "TV picks: 'Shades of Blue,' a North Philly 'Quest,' 'Yellowstone,' 'Luke Cage' and more," 15 June 2018 People, police officers, and nonpolice officers tend to judge the dangerousness of a place based on racial predominance. Samantha Melamed,, "Study: High rates of stop-and-frisk even in Philly's lowest-crime black areas," 2 Oct. 2017 China’s chengguan, or urban-management officers, handle nonpolice matters such as enforcing sanitation rules and keeping sidewalks clear. Josh Chin, WSJ, "China Puts Body Cameras on Troubled Security Force," 7 May 2017

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First Known Use of nonpolice

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonpolice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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