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adjective as in marching

noun as in law enforcement

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noun as in patrol

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The driver told police he heard gunshots and discovered the damage when he arrived home.

According to an affidavit from a Fairfax County detective, the investigation began last year, when a 17-year-old high school student approached local police to say friends of hers had been paid to have sex with a man in his 40s.

He was being closely followed by a police vehicle in an alley when he emerged onto a street and was fatally struck by a van.

The funding could help investigators reopen as many as 60 cold cases over the next three years, Prince George’s prosecutors and police said at a news conference Thursday.

Counterdemonstrators also attended, with the two sides engaged in yelling and fights that police were forced to break up.

The need for increased community policing is more urgent than ever before.

Community policing is expensive and, in an era of budget cuts, increasingly rare.

If we want that to change, then all of us have to encourage our legislators to make funding community policing a priority.

In the wake of this turmoil, the New York Post reported that the police had stopped policing.

Does that mean a reduction in policing would be a good thing?

We worked hard "policing up" ourselves and our equipment during the few days we stayed at Bouligny.

They were both on the policing shift that week, so it was easy for them to arrange to get their share of camp-work over early.

And so the policing of the western country from Fort Gibson went on and on.

There were local bands of regulators policing nearly every district in Alabama.

The dinner hour had passed, likewise the second policing of the day had been attended to by the humble plebes.


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to policing, such as: checking, filing, hiking, pacing, parading, and patrolling.

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