Definition of warrant card in English:

warrant card


  • A document of authorization and identification carried by a police officer.

    • ‘The man held up his warrant card, even though the laser reflections from shiny clear plastic made it quite unreadable.’
    • ‘Instead of a warrant card, he produced a postcard-size, black and white photograph from an inside pocket.’
    • ‘Mark Godsland, crime reduction officer for the Cotswolds, said officers would always produce a warrant card to identify themselves to the public.’
    • ‘The man-dressed in plain clothes-flashed a phoney warrant card with the words ‘police’ on it at the pensioner's home in Wheathouse Close, Putnoe, this Monday.’
    • ‘Officers will be able to ride free on buses on production of their warrant card.’
    • ‘Not one of the drivers we saw stopped questioned the procedure, but Vosa officers have been issued with photo warrant cards to prove their identity if they do.’
    • ‘Officers - on or off duty - will get free bus travel on production of their warrant cards.’
    • ‘Four of the group began looking at a car and the officer confronted them, saying ‘stop, police,’ and showing his warrant card.’
    • ‘The men, who all wore jackets similar to a police uniform and flashed a dark wallet with a silver badge which looked like a police warrant card, pretended they needed to search the premises.’
    • ‘The men, all wearing jackets similar to a police uniform and using identification, a dark wallet with a silver badge which looks like a police warrant card, called on the pretence of needing to search the premises.’
    • ‘The mother of one of the girls got suspicious when he failed to produce a warrant card and called the real police for help.’
    • ‘GMP is the first provincial police force to give new recruits these ID cards, rather than the traditional warrant card.’
    • ‘Whilst the caller talked about carpet cleaning he showed him his warrant card and asked to come in.’
    • ‘They do not have powers of arrest, but they do have warrant cards and uniforms.’
    • ‘He was jailed in 1994 after he used a fake police warrant card to obtain a high-powered transceiver to tune into wavelengths used by police, the MoD, the US Air Force and the security services.’
    • ‘According to a Public Security Bureau officer, Liu presented his warrant card and asked to be released.’
    • ‘The officer's identity should be given, and, if the officer is not in uniform, the officer's warrant card shown.’
    • ‘Swindon police are appealing for witnesses and have advised the public that when they are approached by officers they are entitled to ask for a warrant card.’
    • ‘PC Andrews seized the handle on the driver's door and tapped her warrant card on the windscreen.’
    • ‘Officers will be expected to show their warrant card when they get on the bus and it is hoped both passengers and the driver will feel safer if they know policemen are keeping on an eye on them.’