Definition of Police force

1. Noun. The force of policemen and officers. "The law came looking for him"

Definition of Police force

1. Noun. (law enforcement) Any police organization; a constabulary. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Police Force

police box
police boxes
police captain
police car
police cars
police chief
police commissioner
police constable
police court
police cruiser
police department
police departments
police detective
police dog
police dogs
police force (current term)
police forces
police headquarters
police investigation
police lieutenant
police line
police matron
police office
police officer
police officers
police power
police powers
police precinct
police procedural
police sergeant

Literary usage of Police force

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The strength of the police force in proportion to population varies considerably in each county of Scotland, ranging for the year ended 15th March, 1884, ..."

2. Journal by Indiana General Assembly. Senate, Indiana, General Assembly (1903)
"Any member of such police force who shall have been in the service of such city as a member of such police force for twenty years and less than twenty-five ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The sphere of action of the police force in relation to the state has ... But the general action of the police force of a country is bounded by its shores. ..."

4. National Data Collection on Police Use of Force by Tom McEwen (1996)
"One approach is to provide detailed data on each incident in which police force was applied or on each person against whom or by whom force was applied. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The city of Dublin and its suburbs, with an area of 32 square miles, is under a separate police force, known as the Dublin Metropolitan Police. ..."

6. The Parliamentary Debatesby Great Britain Parliament by Great Britain Parliament (1905)
"It is not proposed to reduce the strength of the local police force. Seizure of Cattle for Bent on the Beecher Estate, County Cork. MR. ..."

7. American Police Systems by Raymond Blaine Fosdick (1920)
"Commission government and the police force.— Personnel of commissions. ... The effect of commission government on the police force.— City manager plan. ..."

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