Definition of law enforcement officer in English:

law enforcement officer

noun

  • A government employee appointed to enforce the law, such as a police officer or sheriff.

    ‘he developed the fingerprinting techniques still used by law enforcement officers today’
    • ‘We don't want our law enforcement officers injured or sabotaged in the process.’
    • ‘We will have sky marshals who will be armed law enforcement officers.’
    • ‘What you're having is a situation where law enforcement officers are being authorised to commit criminal acts.’
    • ‘Charges that he tried to illegally influence two state law enforcement officers were pending.’
    • ‘In all past wars, our law enforcement officers have turned over enemy belligerents to military authorities.’