Definition of DCI in English:


  • (in the UK) Detective Chief Inspector.

    • ‘DCI Sam Tyler's world is about to be turned upside down.’
    • ‘Sam's dogged pursuit of evidence brings him head to head with his DCI, Gene Hunt, who has a more flexible approach to the pursuit of justice.’
    • ‘When a woman dies mysteriously in Bradfield Hospital, DCI Jordan orders a postmortem against the wishes of the doctors.’
    • ‘They fall far short of the standards expected of a DCI at the relevant time, or any time in my experience.’
    • ‘A series of brutal murders lead DCI Jordan to suspect a powerful gang boss who is already in prison.’
    • ‘DCI Jane Tennison is searching a house looking for the sister of a murder victim.’
    • ‘DCI Crofts managed his investigators in a very hands-on way.’
    • ‘Scotland Yard in 1991 is still very much a boys' club, and Tennison is the first female DCI ever to take on a murder case.’
    • ‘The operation was under the control of DCI Townshend and DI Bungay of the Kent Police Force.’
    • ‘As Sam focuses on the case it seems that the biggest obstacle standing between him and success is his new DCI and his very different attitude to policing.’
    investigator, private detective, private investigator, operative
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