Definition of Police work
1. Noun. The investigation of criminal activities.
Generic synonyms: Investigating, Investigation
Specialized synonyms: Detecting, Detection, Detective Work, Sleuthing, Forensics, Roundup, Surveillance
Lexicographical Neighbors of Police Work
Literary usage of Police work
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. European Police Systems by Raymond Blaine Fosdick (1915)
"police work uniformly well done in all European countries. WE must now consider the organization or framework of the police departments to discover how ..."
2. American Police Systems by Raymond Blaine Fosdick (1920)
"All police work has as its goal the prevention of crime. It is a matter for surprise, therefore, to learn that even were we to secure 100% efficiency in our ..."
3. The Journal of Prison Discipline and Philanthropy by Pennsylvania Prison Society (1860)
"A QUARTER'S police work IN NEW YORK.—The police force of New York numbers 1699, and the district embraces the counties of New York, Kings, Richmond, ..."
4. American Police Administration: A Handbook on Police Organization and by Elmer Diedrich Graper (1921)
"It is obvious that the work of this bureau is not police work in the ordinary sense of that term. It requires a personnel different from that of the other ..."
5. Developing a Law Enforcement Stress Program for Officers and Their Families by Peter Finn, Julie E. Tomz (1998)
"One officer said, "I want to be able to talk with someone knowledgeable about police work but who isn't one of them." Another reported, "I didn't care ..."