Definition of flying squad in English:

flying squad


  • A division of a police force or other organization which is capable of reaching an incident quickly.

    ‘the gang were caught by the Flying Squad’
    ‘a medical flying squad’
    • ‘The provisional liquidator announced that flying squads would maintain a check of all unfinished buildings to prevent illegal possession.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the member opened himself up by referring to his own so-called flying squads policy.’
    • ‘Yes, of course we have to have the antiterrorist branch, organised crime branch, flying squad and our central delivery squads, specifically the murder squads.’
    • ‘Police in conjunction with the flying squad also recovered six motor vehicles, suspected to have been stolen from different points in Lusaka recently either at gunpoint or whilst parked.’
    • ‘The workers have been dogging the Prime Minister and his minister during the campaign, with flying squads of uniformed workers gatecrashing media events.’
    • ‘He saw that ‘three members of the flying squad were there, but were doing nothing to assist‘.’
    • ‘Raiders loaded the digger onto the back of a truck at Elbut Lane in Birtle - little realising that the flying squad would soon be hot in on their trail.’
    • ‘The ultras suddenly surfaced at Lak Chowk and opened fire from close range on the flying squad of the Maisuma police station.’
    • ‘We are concerned that a flying squad of mobile maintenance workers is going to be set up, instead of having people based on individual rigs.’
    • ‘The municipal workers union has taken umbrage at the allegations and has vowed to take up cudgels on behalf of their comrades in the flying squads.’
    • ‘I think the French police have a culinary flying squad that swoop on amateur cooks and destroy cheap and nasty ingredients.’
    • ‘It will be family members first, of course, because in a worst-case scenario endless flying squads of health professionals simply will not be available.’
    • ‘Stasi flying squads swept through the country.’
    • ‘The flying squad section of Scotland Yard, annoyed at recent cut backs to the police budget have decided to take matters into their own hands.’
    • ‘Late one evening, the obstetric registrar asked me if I would like to accompany him on a flying squad call; a parturient in a remote farmhouse some 18 miles away had a retained placenta.’
    • ‘A flying squad grant for $5,000 from the Canada Council allows the company the freedom to bring in specialist consultants for two-play seasons.’
    • ‘In the midst of the chaos a flying squad of plainclothes cops rode their scooters wildly into the crowd, hitting a number of marchers.’
    • ‘‘At the heart of this motion is a demand for a flying squad service,’ Mr. Blaney said.’
    • ‘Do we want a flying squad created to follow up on tips?’
    • ‘The fact is that it's not for the flying squad to determine his mental state.’


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