police commissioner

noun

1
: a member of a board of civilian officials legally charged with the making of policy for and the exercise of general supervisory powers over a police department
2
: an appointed civilian official commissioned to regulate and control the appointment, duties, and discipline of the police and to act as the chief executive of the police department in a political unit (as a city)

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“Police commissioner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/police%20commissioner. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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