Definition of police record in English:

police record

noun

usually police records
  • 1A dossier kept by the police on all people convicted of crime.

    • ‘At the time that the sample was taken, the Defendant was told that the sample might be used for a speculative search, namely a check against other samples held in police records.’
    • ‘In at least half a dozen cases, however, the allegations of officer misconduct were supported by witnesses who were not charged with crimes, and by police records made at the time of the incident.’
    • ‘The authors used data from police records, birth certificates, and certificates of fetal death from Utah between 1992 and 1999.’
    • ‘It is also likely to have caused major prejudice to the appellant, whose insurer's files on the matter have by now been destroyed; so have the police records and statements relating to the accident.’
    • ‘Latest police records show a record number of racist attacks there, 60 per cent of victims being white.’
    • ‘For all posts covered by these arrangements, the police check will be made against national and local police records.’
    • ‘All three suspects eventually confessed and re-enacted the crime for police records.’
    • ‘Northwestern University has provided access on the Internet to handwritten police records of crimes committed in the city of Chicago going back to 1870.’
    • ‘The source of the information must have been the mother and the fiancé, as well as police records (which record a number of domestic violence calls to the home where the fiancé and his former wife lived).’
    • ‘No one identified the voice to the police at that time according to police records.’
    • ‘All these studies suggest levels of sexual crime against women higher than those revealed by national victim surveys and certainly far higher than those indicated by police records.’
    • ‘Nonexperimental research on eyewitness memory has been conducted using questionnaires/interviews, case studies, and archival analyses of police records and court documents.’
    • ‘They thus offer a measure of crime a distance apart from police records, of which more below.’
    • ‘He declared that the files of the Intelligence Division would be his files, ‘official police records not subject to subpoena’ or review by others.’
    • ‘This drew a positive response and we then checked possible suspects against police records, undertook surveillance and searched homes.’
    • ‘It will also analyse the number of complaints and police records of crime figures during the 2003 fair.’
    • ‘Court documents and police records reinforce the notion that prosecutors knew about the illegal wiretaps in 1999.’
    • ‘Detectives have begun examining evidence from police records and will use new techniques like DNA profiling to help solve the high-profile case.’
    • ‘An ECRC will contain conviction data where applicable and may also contain any non-conviction information from local police records, which might be relevant.’
    • ‘The police records of the identity parade differ considerably from the video record of the proceedings.’
    1. 1.1a police record A personal history which includes some conviction for crime.
      ‘a well-known character with a police record’
      • ‘If such checks reveal the slightest thing out of the ordinary, or even a police record involving a minor offence, this can be used to justify dismissal or not hiring someone.’
      • ‘You'll also need to show a police record and a passed medical exam.’
      • ‘‘Our new registration process, which now goes through the Victorian Institute of Teachers, threw up the fact he had a police record,’ the spokesman said.’
      • ‘You now have a police record for breaking and entering.’
      • ‘Both the man and his wife had police records, including prior arrests for selling methamphetamine, a class one illegal substance.’
      • ‘She's overheard worrisome conversations between the young men, but is afraid to report this to the police because her son has a police record.’
      • ‘A check by the Croatian police showed that, of the list of 12 names, only two had police records and had been convicted by a Croatian court to 2.5 years in prison for attempted murder in 1995.’
      • ‘As a result of St. Pierre's notion of getting tough on misbehavior, the school provides not only an opportunity for students to leave with a diploma but also with a police record.’
      • ‘I think you only get a referral the first time, second time is a police record.’
      • ‘The scheme, which is funded by money taken from drug dealers, gives those arrested in possession of drugs the option of seeing a resource worker rather than going through the courts and getting a police record.’
      • ‘In others, the criminals had given someone else's personal details to the authorities to avoid a police record.’
      • ‘I mean, I've got a police record now, but you don't hear me trying to get sympathy or favoritism from it.’
      • ‘Therefore you must be treated as a criminal, whether or not you have a police record.’
      • ‘The host country, in essential cases, may ask the Member State of origin for information regarding any previous police record.’
      • ‘My source also mentioned a few other problematic issues in her past, like a police record and a history of charges of animal cruelty… on her part.’
      • ‘No one was hurt, injured or put in danger, yet I now have a police record, dearer insurance and the stigma of being a criminal.’
      • ‘Isn't he worried that a police record will cause him problems in America when his album is launched over there early next year?’
      • ‘But at their best, the play's religions also provide solace to a girl who has lost her father, a rare sense of community to a boy with mental health problems, and a chance for a new start to a girl with a police record.’
      • ‘Cliff was the only one that really had a police record.’
      • ‘He has a police record dating back to February 1976, when he was 16 years old, for offences such as theft, burglary and possession of an offensive weapon.’
      criminal record, list of offences, list of previous convictions
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