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police force, police officers, policemen, policewomen, officers of the law, the forces of law and order, law enforcement officers, law enforcement agency
Scottish Irish polis
informal the cops, the fuzz, the law, the Man, the boys in blue, the long arm of the law
British informal the Bill, the Old Bill
coppers, rozzers, bobbies, busies, bizzies, the force, plod, PC Plod
North American informal the heat, …'s finest
derogatory, informal pigs, the filth, Babylon
1‘it would not be possible to police the area effectively’
maintain law and order in, keep the peace in, keep guard over, keep watch on, watch over, guard, protect, defend, patrol, make the rounds of
2‘the cost of policing the demonstration’
control, keep in order, keep under control, regulate
3‘the regulations will be policed by Environmental Health officers’
enforce, regulate, implement, oversee, check, check up on, supervise, monitor, observe, watch
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