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Definition of Police

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civil service unit devoted to maintaining law and order; constables, officers of the law
keep watch, guard, supervise; patrol, maintain law and order
Police Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Dictionary of Postmodern Terms - Foucault Work
The job of the police is the articulation and adminisration of techniques of bio-power so as to increase the state's control over its inhabitants.
Police Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To make clean; as, to police a camp.
  
(v. t.)
To keep in order by police.
  
(n.)
The organized body of civil officers in a city, town, or district, whose particular duties are the preservation of good order, the prevention and detection of crime, and the enforcement of the laws.
  
(n.)
The cleaning of a camp or garrison, or the state / a camp as to cleanliness.
  
(n.)
That which concerns the order of the community; the internal regulation of a state.
  
(n.)
Military police, the body of soldiers detailed to preserve civil order and attend to sanitary arrangements in a camp or garrison.
  
(n.)
A judicial and executive system, for the government of a city, town, or district, for the preservation of rights, order, cleanliness, health, etc., and for the enforcement of the laws and prevention of crime; the administration of the laws and regulations of a city, incorporated town, or borough.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\po*lice"\ (?), n. [f., fr. l. politia the condition of a state, government, administration, gr. &?;, fr. &?; to be a citizen, to govern or administer a state, fr. &?; citizen, fr. &?; city; akin to skr. pur, puri. cf. policy polity, polity.]
1. a judicial and executive system, for the government of a city, town, or district, for the preservation of rights, order, cleanliness, health, etc., and for the enforcement of the laws and prevention of crime; the administration of the laws and regulations of a city, incorporated town, or borough.
2. that which concerns the order of the community; the internal regulation of a state.
3. the organized body of civil officers in a city, town, or district, whose particular duties are the preservation of good order, the prevention and detection of crime, and the enforcement of the laws.
4. (mil.) military police, the body of soldiers detailed to preserve civil order and attend to sanitary arrangements in a camp or garrison.
5. the cleaning of a camp or garrison, or the state &?; a camp as to cleanliness.
police
commissioner, a civil officer, usually one of a board, commissioned to regulate and control the appointment, duties, and discipline of the police.
police
constable, or
police
officer, a policeman.
police
court, a minor court to try persons brought before it by the police.
police
inspector, an officer of police ranking next below a superintendent.
police
jury, a body of officers who collectively exercise jurisdiction in certain cases of police, as levying taxes, etc.; -- so called in louisiana.
police
justice, or
police
magistrate, a judge of a police court.
police
offenses (law), minor offenses against the order of the community, of which a police court may have final jurisdiction.
police
station, the headquarters of the police, or of a section of them; the place where the police assemble for orders, and to which they take arrested persons.
police
\po*lice"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. policed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. policing.] 1. to keep in order by police.
2. (mil.) to make clean; as, to police a camp.


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Heddgeidwad = n. a constable, a police officer
The Devil's Dictionary
Police, (n.)

An armed force for protection and participation.
  
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
Australian Slang
(older slang) police informer
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the force of policemen and officers; "the law came looking for him"
(synonym) police force, constabulary, law
(hypernym) force, personnel
(hyponym) Europol, European Law Enforcement Organisation
(member-meronym) policeman, police officer, officer
(derivation) patrol

Verb
1. maintain the security of by carrying out a control
(synonym) patrol
(hypernym) guard
(derivation) police force, constabulary, law
Police Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
If the police are trying to arrest you for some crime of which you are innocent, it foretells that you will successfully outstrip rivalry.

If the arrest is just, you will have a season of unfortunate incidents.

To see police on parole, indicates alarming fluctuations in affairs.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
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Police Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
HAM-codes
BRANTFORD POLICE CODES & SIGNALS:
1 Receive poor
2 Receive good
3 Stop transmitting
4 Acknowledgement
5 Relay
6 Busy -- stand-by
7 Out of service
8 In service
9 Repeat
10 Permission to go to common channel
11 Dispatching too fast
12 Officials / visitors present
13 Weather & road conditions
14 Escort
16 Pick up prisoner
17 Pick up papers
18 Complete assignment quickly
19 Return to station
20 Location
21 Call by telephone
22 Take no further action on last information
23 Stand-by
25 Do you have contact with _____
26 Detain subject
27 Driver's license information
28 Vehicle registration
29 Check for wants
30 Improper radio use
31 Breathalyzer test
33 Emergency
35 Major crime alert
36 Time check
38 Investigation alert
45 Death or fatality
50 Accident
51 Tow truck requested
52 Ambulance requested
53 N.C.O. requested
54 Identification requested
56 Vice squad requested
57 Detective bureau requested
58 Breathalyzer requested
59 Fire department requested
60 Subject negative
61 Subject has record
62 Subject is possible want
63 Subject is wanted
64 Subject is dangerous
65 Assist re: #64
66 Subject in observation category
67 Subject is parolee
DURHAM REGIONAL POLICE 10 CODES
10-1 Receiving poorly
10-2 Receiving well
10-3 Stop transmitting
10-4 Message received
10-5 Relay message
10-6 Busy, unless urgent
10-7 Out of service
10-8 In service
10-9 Repeat
10-10 Request for common channel
10-15 Pick up prisoner at _____
10-18 Complete assignment quickly
10-19 Return to your division
10-20 Location
10-21 Call by telephone
10-26 Detaining subject; expedite
10-28 Vehicle registration
10-29 CIPC check
10-30 Improper use of radio
10-33 Emergency assistance
10-35 Major crime alert
10-36 Correct time check
10-38 Investigation alert
10-45 Death or fatality
10-51 Tow truck needed
10-52 Ambulance needed
10-60 Subject negative
10-61 Subject has record (not wanted)
10-62 Subject possibly wanted
10-65 Assist on 10-64
10-66 Subject in observation category
10-67 Subject in parolee category
10-68 Subject in charged category
10-78 Need routine assistance
10-92 Person in custody
10-93 Set up road block
DURHAM REGIONAL POLICE FORCE NINE CODES
900 Bomb threat
901 Homicide
902 Sex offense
903 Assault
904 Robbery
905 Breaking & entering
906 Auto theft
907 Theft
908 Fraud
909 Escapee
910 Drunk
911 Dog complaint
912 Domestic
913 Shoplifting
914 Fire
915 Alarm
916 Prowler
917 Assist other police force
918 Impaired driver
919 Property damage
920 Missing person
921 Comp. to locate
922 Fight
923 Lost & found
924 Other
925 Drug call
926 Threatening
927 Disturbance
928 Armed person
929 Sudden death
930 Attempt suicide
931 Trespassing
932 Insecure premises
934 Unwanted person
5 Landlord/tenant
936 Phone calls
937 Neighbor dispute
938 Suspicious persons
939 Youths loitering
940 Unknown trouble
941 Suspicious vehicle
942 Animal O.T. dog
943 Labor dispute
944 Robbery in progress
951 H&R Motor vehicle accident
952 Injury motor vehicle accident
953 Property damage motor vehicle acc.
954 Assist ambulance
955 B&E in progress
956 Funeral escort
957 Escort
958 Public parking complaint
959 Private parking complaint
960 Driving complaint
961 Abandoned vehicle
962 Traffic control
963 Snowmobile complaint
964 Noise complaint
965 Accident other than traffic
966 Snow route
967 M/C complaint
968 Administrative detail
969 Open entrance
970 Followup investigation
971 10-19 hotline
988 Fraud in progress
GUELPH POLICE NINE CODES
900 Bomb threat
901 Homicide
902 Sudden death
903 Attempted suicide
904 Sex offense
905 Indecent act
906 Threatening
907 Assault
908 Abduction
909 Robbery
910 Extorsion
911 Breaking & entering
912 Theft
913 Auto theft
914 Have stolen goods
915 Fraud
916 Counterfeit money
917 Offensive weapon
918 Property damage
919 Prostitution
920 Gaming & betting
921 Drugs
922 Missing person
923 Escape
924 Fire
925 Alarm
926 Assist citizen
927 Assist other police force
928 Compassionate to locate
929 Phone call
930 Disturbance
931 Dispute - landlord/tennant
932 Dispute - neighbor
933 Dispute - domestic
934 Dispute - labor
934 Intoxicated person
936 Unwanted person
937 Mentally ill person
938 Public mischief
939 Dangerous condition
940 Industrial accident
941 Farm accident
942 Insecure premises
943 Lost property
944 Found property
945 Trespassing
946 Prowler
947 Suspicious person
948 Suspicious vehicle
949 Arrest
950 MVA person dead
951 MVA person injured
952 MVA hit & run
953 MVA fatality
954 Traffic enforcement
955 Driving complaint
956 Traffic control
957 Impaired driver
958 High speed chase
959 Parking complaint
960 Abandoned vehicle
961 Liquor offense
962 Animal complaint
963 Noise complaint
964 Escort
965 Juvenile offense
966 Breach probation

HALTON REGIONAL POLICE NINE CODES
900 Homicide
901 Attempted murder
902 Sudden death
903 Suicide
904 Sexual assault
905 Assault
906 Other sex offense
907 Abduction, kidnapping
908 Offensive weapons
909 Robbery
910 Breaking & Entering - Shop
911 Breaking & Entering - House
912 Breaking & Entering - School
913 Breaking & Entering - Other
914 Theft - vehicle
915 Theft - bicycle
916 Theft from auto
917 Shoplifting
918 Theft - under $200.00
919 Theft - over $200.00
920 Possession of stolen property
921 Fraud
922 Prostitution
923 Gaming & betting
924 Arson
925 Fail to appear in court
926 Disturbance
927 Escapee, elopee (MHA)
928 Other - criminal code
929 Bomb threat
930 Willful damage - vehicle
931 Willful damage - private
932 Willful damage - public
933 Federal statutes - drugs
934 Federal statutes - liquor
935 Provincial statutes - liquor
936 Provincial statutes - trespass
937 Provincial statutes - renters
938 Provincial statutes - MHA
939 Provincial statutes - other
940 Municipal bylaws - noise
941 Municipal bylaws - animals
942 Municipal bylaws - other
943 Criminal neg. / traffic
944 Dangerous driving
945 Impaired driver
946 12 hour suspension
947 Disqualified driver
948 Careless driving
949 Police pursuit
950 Bylaw - parking
951 M.V.C. - P.D.
951 M.V.C. - P.O.
953 M.V.C. - H&R
954 M.V.C. - Fatality
955 Abandoned vehicle
956 Arrest by Warrant - Halton
957 Arrest by warrant - Other
958 Damage to force property
959 Damage to force vehicle
960 Domestic disturbance
961 Neighbor trouble
962 Drowning
963 Crime prevention security check
964 Fire alarm permit refusal
965 Found property
966 Found property - bicycle
967 Lost property
968 License suspension notification
969 Missing person
970 Person to locate
971 Prisoner escort
972 Recovered force vehicle
973 Seized vehicle
974 Accident - industrial
975 Accident - other
976 Ambulance call
977 Animal complaint
978 Alarm
979 Assist public
980 Assist other police force
981 Civil complaint
982 Distress call -water
983 Escort
984 Fire call
985 General information
986 Insecure premise
987 Parking - private property
988 Suspicious auto
989 Suspicious person
990 Prowler
991 Traffic complaint
992 Phone calls
993 Labor dispute
994 Unwanted person
995 Unknown condition
996 Dangerous conditions
997 Other
998
999 Officer needs assistance
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Police Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A police force is a constituted body of persons empowered by the state to enforce the law, protect property, and limit civil disorder. Their powers include the legitimized use of force. The term is most commonly associated with police services of a state that are authorized to exercise the police power of that state within a defined legal or territorial area of responsibility. Police forces are often defined as being separate from military or other organizations involved in the defense of the state against foreign aggressors; however, gendarmerie are military units charged with civil policing.

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Police was Charlie Chaplin's 14th released film from Essanay released in 1916. It was made at the Majestic Studio in Los Angeles. Charlie playing an ex-convict finds life on the outside not to his liking and leads him to breaking into a home with another thief (Wesley Ruggles).  Edna Purviance plays the girl living in the home who tries to change him.

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Police are organizations established to maintain law and order.

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Police (; Kashubian/Pomeranian: Pòlice) is a town in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship, northwestern Poland. It is the capital of Police County. As of 2006, the town had 34,284 inhabitants. The name comes from the Polish pole, which means "".

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Police Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
European Commission Glossary of Justice and home affairs
National police forces are increasingly cooperating with each other at EU level to fight cross-border crimes such as drugs trafficking and terrorism. (See Police, Judicial-criminal, Organised crime)
© European Communities, 1995-2004
Police Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Basic Guide to ASL
The right 'C' hand, palm facing left, is placed against the heart.