police

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. police force, constabulary; vigilantes, posse; FBI, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, military police, MP, Sûreté, Scotland Yard, etc. See safety.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. police force, law enforcement body, FBI, police officers, policemen, custodians of the law, detective force, military police, M.P.'S*, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, RCMP*, Mounties*, the law*, the fuzz*, the heat*, the man*, canine corps, New YOrk's Finest*.
v.
Syn. watch, control, patrol; see guard 2 .
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun A member of a law-enforcement agency: blue-coat, finest, officer, patrolman, patrolwoman, peace officer, policeman, police officer, policewoman. Informal: cop, law. Slang: bull1, copper, flatfoot, fuzz, gendarme, heat, man (often uppercase). Chiefly British: bobby, constable, peeler. See LAW. II verb 1. To maintain or keep in order with or as if with police: patrol. See LAW. 2. To make or keep (an area) clean and orderly: clean (up), clear (up), neaten (up), spruce (up), straighten (up), tidy (up). See ORDER.
IV
police, policeman/woman (Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
law enforcement, *arm of the law, force, law, *heat, *cops, bobby, *John Law, *fuzz, constable, officer, keeper of the peace, patrolman, highway patrol, state trooper, *badge, sheriff, marshal, deputy.
WORD FIND
arrest: *collar, *bust, apprehend
baton: billy club, nightstick
book of recorded arrests: blotter
bulletin or criminal alert: APB, all points bulletin
criminal running free: at large
cruiser’s rotating roof light: cherry, beacon
defensive spray: pepper spray, Mace
DNA identification technique: DNA fingerprinting
drugs and prostitution squad: vice squad
fingerprinting system: Bertillon system
French: gendarme
informer: *snitch, *fink, *rat, *canary, *stool pigeon
interrogation of criminal: third degree
investigates crime-related deaths: coroner
lie detector: polygraph
London police: Scotland Yard
massive, organized crackdown of crime in one area: sweep
method of operation, criminal’s: MO, modus operandi
microphone, carrying a concealed: *wired
military: MP
narcotics officer: *narc
navy ship officer: master-at-arms
networking search for criminal: dragnet, manhunt
paramilitary squad: S.W.A.T., Special Weapons and Tactics
photo of criminal: mug shot
plaster cast taken of object for evidence: moulage
reading of rights, rule: Miranda rule
record of criminal’s arrests, convictions: rap sheet
register criminal at jail: book
search criminal’s body: frisk
search, permission to: search warrant
section of city covered by one station: precinct
surveillance: stakeout
take law into their own hands: vigilantes
vehicle: cruiser, squad car, prowl car, *paddy wagon, Black Maria
see court, law

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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