One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A division of a police force or other organization which is capable of reaching an incident quickly.
- ‘The provisional liquidator announced that flying squads would maintain a check of all unfinished buildings to prevent illegal possession.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Stasi flying squads swept through the country.’
- ‘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 workers have been dogging the Prime Minister and his minister during the campaign, with flying squads of uniformed workers gatecrashing media events.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Unfortunately, the member opened himself up by referring to his own so-called flying squads policy.’
- ‘He saw that ‘three members of the flying squad were there, but were doing nothing to assist‘.’
- ‘Yes, of course we have to have the antiterrorist branch, organised crime branch, flying squad and our central delivery squads, specifically the murder squads.’
- ‘‘At the heart of this motion is a demand for a flying squad service,’ Mr. Blaney said.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Do we want a flying squad created to follow up on tips?’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘In the midst of the chaos a flying squad of plainclothes cops rode their scooters wildly into the crowd, hitting a number of marchers.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The fact is that it's not for the flying squad to determine his mental state.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I think the French police have a culinary flying squad that swoop on amateur cooks and destroy cheap and nasty ingredients.’
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