police procedural

noun
plural police procedurals

Definition of police procedural

: a mystery story written from the point of view of the police investigating the crime

Examples of police procedural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More recently, Waterman starred as Gerry Standing in Nigel McCrery and Roy Mitchell’s police procedural New Tricks. Trilby Beresford, Billboard, 9 May 2022 Barton expertly uses a police procedural to explore how an intelligent woman comes to terms with her illness while not allowing cancer to rule her life and how the transition of a small town affects its residents. Sun Sentinel, 7 July 2022 While most remember the Saw franchise as the one that ushered in an era of movies high on gore and violence, the original Saw movie felt novel for its mixture of horror and police procedural — and for its killer twist. Lauren Puckett-pope, Good Housekeeping, 19 May 2022 In this episode of the long-running police procedural, investigators Horatio Caine (Caruso) and Eric Delko (Rodriguez) travel to California to clear a colleague. Kristina Garcia, Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2022 More recently, Waterman starred as Gerry Standing in Nigel McCrery and Roy Mitchell’s police procedural New Tricks. Trilby Beresford, Billboard, 9 May 2022 Crafted with stunning visuals and a richly layered narrative, Park’s sensual police procedural earned him the Best Director prize at the festival. Jihane Bousfiha, ELLE, 2 June 2022 More recently, Waterman starred as Gerry Standing in Nigel McCrery and Roy Mitchell’s police procedural New Tricks. Trilby Beresford, Billboard, 9 May 2022 More recently, Waterman starred as Gerry Standing in Nigel McCrery and Roy Mitchell’s police procedural New Tricks. Trilby Beresford, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of police procedural

1963, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

28 Jul 2022

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“Police procedural.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/police%20procedural. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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