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noun as in guarding; guard

verb as in guard, protect

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Brooks recounts with vivid detail her experiences in the police academy and as an officer on patrol.

High-paying “extra duty” jobs — like sitting in a patrol car monitoring traffic at a road construction site — are also protected by the contracts.

Anderson says the 9-year-old started screaming, “I want my dad,” and resisted the officers’ efforts to get her into the patrol car.

Two days later, Emery ordered the agency to study the issue of chokeholds in a bid to understand why they were the focus of so many complaints against police officers despite the patrol guide’s ban.

To date, none of the patrol unions have ever gone on strike.

Then they came up against a police patrol on mountain bicycles, which again led to more shooting, without injuries.

“They just walk around, they ride in their patrol cars, and they just pass by,” he said.

With the midterm elections safely in the rearview mirror, Obama is on legacy patrol.

Brinsley stepped up to the passenger side of the patrol car, raised a silver Taurus semi-automatic pistol and began firing.

Hundreds of cops saluting as the bodies were rolled out with a full escort by highway patrol.

"Hon'lable p'lice patrol come 'long plenty soon," murmured Sin Sin Wa.

They mewed like cats at the approach of the patrol, and crowed like cocks when a likely victim approached.

He was not of the Allied Patrol nor of any branch of the police force that encircled the world in its operations.

Nor did the voluble and sulphurous orders to halt that a patrol-ship flashed north.

The patrol-ship was on station; she was lost far astern before she could gather speed for pursuit.


On this page you'll find 75 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to patrol, such as: garrison, vigilance, null, defending, escorting, and lookout.

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