[ US /pəˈɫis/ ]
[ UK /pəlˈiːs/ ]
  1. the force of policemen and officers
    the law came looking for him
  1. maintain the security of by carrying out a patrol
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How To Use police In A Sentence

  • There were 42 free-kicks, two penalties, four bookings and three players sent off, two of whom had to be escorted from the pitch by police.
  • It got so bad that 12 patrolmen and two police dogs were kept on duty outside the home for several days.
  • According to police and prosecutors, the two got into a fight after she told him he should be committed to a mental hospital.
  • The sheer volume is so overwhelming that the police cannot get on top of it. The Sun
  • Police are anxious to trace two men seen leaving the house just before 8am.
  • Why be all miffy and hissy and in a bitch-slapping mood guys, about not being in the military when you can do the work you like in prisons and police forces? See, it's not all about the election today.
  • The security police quickly squelched an extremely rare public demonstration demanding political reform on Monday, the 41st anniversary of the Baath Party's seizure of power here.
  • He said residents of Thornhill had expressly asked for greater visibility of police on their estate.
  • Police claim to have dismantled 12 networks of traffickers so far this year. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Canadian police doubted he was a genuine amnesiac and held him on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant.
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