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as in law
the department of government that keeps order, fights crime, and enforces statutes the appearance of a ransom note meant that the teenager's disappearance was now a matter for the police

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as in constabulary
a body of officers of the law the National Guard will serve as backup for the metropolitan police in the event of violent protests

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“Police.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/police. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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