Definition of Police department

1. Noun. The department of local government concerned with enforcing the law and preventing crime.

Definition of Police department

1. Noun. (law enforcement) Police force, especially a local or regional branch of a national police force. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Police Department

police baton
police beat
police beats
police blotter
police boat
police box
police boxes
police captain
police car
police cars
police chief
police commissioner
police constable
police court
police cruiser
police department (current term)
police departments
police detective
police dog
police dogs
police force
police forces
police headquarters
police investigation
police lieutenant
police line
police matron
police office
police officer
police officers

Literary usage of Police department

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1921)
"... formerly a patrolman in the police department of said city, was dismissed from said department in the year nineteen hundred and nineteen, ..."

2. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1911)
"SYA Passaic, NJ—police department. Report of the chief of police. 1895-99, 1901- 1906/07. (In: Passaic. Annual message of the mayor [and reports of city ..."

3. American Police Administration: A Handbook on Police Organization and by Elmer Diedrich Graper (1921)
"SHALL the police department be organized as an independent administrative department or as a subordinate division or bureau of a larger department of public ..."

4. Kids, Cops & Communities by Marcia R. Chaiken (1999)
"The Arlington police department Is Strongly Involved in Afterschool Programs ... In addition, the Arlington police department carries out highly visible key ..."

5. American Police Systems by Raymond Blaine Fosdick (1920)
"The jurisdiction of the police department.—Growth of suburbs.— Disadvantages of conflicting police systems.— Advantages of metropolitan areas. ..."

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