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Groups of police and departments of the police force

the CID

the Criminal Investigation Department: the department of the police in the UK that is responsible for solving serious crimes

constabulary

noun

a group of constables who are employed in a particular place

detail

noun

a group of soldiers or police officers given a particular job

drug squad

noun

the part of the police force whose job is to try to stop the trade in illegal drugs

flying squad

noun

a group of people, especially police officers, who can go quickly to a place to deal with a problem

force

noun

a group of people doing military or police work

the force

noun

the police

forensics

noun

a police department dealing with forensic evidence

the Fraud Squad

noun

a part of the British police force that deals with fraud

guard

noun

a unit of soldiers or police officers, especially one that has a particular job

Interpol

noun

an international organization that helps police in different countries to exchange information in order to try to catch criminals who move from one country to another

the KGB

the secret police force of the old Soviet Union

the Met

the metropolitan police in London

the Metropolitan Police

the police force of London

New Scotland Yard

the official name of scotland yard

police department

noun

the police organization responsible for a particular city

presence

noun

a group of people, especially soldiers or police, who are in a place for a particular purpose

the PSNI

noun

Police Service of Northern Ireland: the police force that has operated in Northern Ireland since 2001

reinforcements

noun

extra soldiers or police officers who go to help an existing group of soldiers or police officers

riot police

noun

police who have special training and equipment to deal with riots

Scotland Yard

the department of the London police that deals with serious national crime, or the building where this department works

the secret police

noun

a police force that works secretly to limit the freedom of people who oppose the government

snatch squad

noun

a group of police officers who go quickly into a crowd to catch people causing trouble

Special Branch

the part of the British police force that deals with crimes against the government, terrorism etc

squad

noun

a department in a police force that deals with a particular type of crime

strike force

noun

a group in an organization such as the army or police that has been trained to deal with urgent problems

SWAT team

noun

Special Weapons And Tactics team: a group of American police officers trained to deal with dangerous situations

vice squad

noun

a police department that deals with crimes relating to sex

the Yard

an informal name for New Scotland Yard in London, where the main offices of the Metropolitan Police are

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