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police force

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n police force the force of policemen and officers "the law came looking for him"
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Quotations

  • Albert Camus
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    “To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.”

Usage

In literature:

A man is brutally prevented from speaking, because he does not know the refined English language of the police force.
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 2, April 1906" by Various
Police duty was all done by soldiers until a force of Macabees was organized.
"A Soldier in the Philippines" by Needom N. Freeman
Apropos of the Chicago police, just fancy, I have actually forced them out of their uniforms.
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 4, June 1906" by Various
A portion of the police force of Pittsburgh and Alleghany are on duty, and better order is maintained than prevailed yesterday.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
Despite the increase of population, the numerical strength of our police force throughout the kingdom is 30 per cent.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
He had made a mistake, it was true, enlisting as a trooper of Colonial Police, but the step had been forced upon him by circumstances.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
For Hall to speak thus of the North West Mounted Police when he had been drummed out of the force!
"A Man of Two Countries" by Alice Harriman
Police, who were a purely regular force, were divided into foot and mounted organisations of about 800 and 500 respectively.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
We have given you the street work, and the police force is full.
"Hanover; Or The Persecution of the Lowly" by David Bryant Fulton
The police force, of whom Roosevelt had made heroes, became the tools of robbers.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
There stood a cyclist member of the police force.
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
In England every thing is known, and the police are forced to work openly.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Dr. Bernstein says the police forced it out of his tired brain.
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
It was necessary to establish a new police force to control the disturbers of the public peace.
"A Winter Amid the Ice" by Jules Verne
I am Brigadier Juve of the detective force, from Police Headquarters.
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
Billy, the balance of the police force, came in then.
"Arm of the Law" by Harry Harrison
This was the police force of the army.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
But the Police Force wanted me.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
The church to him was little more than a "white" police force.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
If Bismarck and his police forces have the power to outlaw us, have we not the right to exercise the tactics of outlaws?
"Violence and the Labor Movement" by Robert Hunter
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In poetry:

A large force of police was also present there,
And in the faces of the spectators there was a pitiful air,
Yet they were orderly in every way,
And newspaper boys were selling publications without delay.
"The Burial of Mr. Gladstone" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Cleveland MetroHealth's armed, uniformed officers now commissioned police force.
Leland mayor proposes unifying police forces in northern Brunswick Co.
Leland Mayor Brenda Bozeman says combining police forces would help all of northern Brunswick County.
The Mexican city's 1,100-member police force has just been fired, with the Navy put in charge of civilian security.
The Class II officers, as they're called, will help beef up staffing for the city's 145-member police force.
Dozens of residents spoke out against a proposal to eliminate the East Syracuse village police force and replace it with coverage from DeWitt police at an informational hearing held Wednesday night.
A man accused of killing an Oregon barista told police he fatally shot the woman after kidnapping her and forcing her to perform a sex act, according to a police affidavit .
ABILENE, Texas—Detectives will present evidence "in the weeks ahead" about whether a state child protection agency may have hindered a police probe into a Dyess Air Force Base toddler's death, a West Texas police chief said Friday.
The 47-year-old will lead a 250-person police force.
Despite Edison police force's upbeat assessment, town sees a spike in crime.
Prince William County has named an acting police chief as officials conduct a nationwide search for the police force's top position.
The Walnutport Police Force Association has filed paperwork for binding arbitration with the Borough of Walnutport concerning the 2012 police contract.
A representative from the John Birch Society addressed the St Augustine Tea Party about the dangers of a New World Order and a national police force Tuesday night while encouraging people to join the society.
The MTA police force is raking it in with extra shifts.
Officer doesn't belong on city's police force .
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