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Designating a message or alert sent to all appropriate or relevant people; especially one sent to every officer in a police force, or from one police station or law-enforcement agency to others in an area, giving details of a suspected criminal, a fugitive, a stolen vehicle, etc. Chiefly in all-points bulletin.
Informal. An all-points bulletin or alert.
1930s; earliest use found in The Oakland Tribune. From all + the plural of point.
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