police force

noun

Definition of police force

  1. :  a body of trained officers entrusted by a government with maintenance of public peace and order, enforcement of laws, and prevention and detection of crime

Examples of police force in a sentence

  1. He joined the local police force.

  2. <mobilized practically the entire police force to track down the escaped criminal>

1838

First Known Use of police force

1838


POLICE FORCE Defined for English Language Learners

police force

noun

Definition of police force for English Language Learners

  • : the police organization in a particular area


Law Dictionary

police force

noun

Legal Definition of police force

  1. :  a body of trained officers entrusted by a government with maintenance of public peace and order, enforcement of laws, and prevention and detection of crime


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