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Police officers

bobby

noun

a male police officer

cadet

noun

a young person who is training to be a police officer or military officer

captain

noun

in the US, a police officer of high rank, above that of lieutenant

Cdr

abbreviation

Commander

chief constable

noun

a senior officer who is in charge of the police in a particular district of the UK

chief inspector

noun

an officer of middle rank in the British police, in charge of a team or small area

chief superintendent

noun

a senior police officer in the UK

Cmdr

abbreviation

commander

commander

noun

a police officer of high rank in the London police

commissioner

noun

a police officer in charge of a particular police force

Con.

abbreviation

constable

constable

noun

in the UK, a police officer of the lowest rank

constable

noun

a police officer in some parts of the US whose rank is below a sheriff

cop

noun

a police officer

copper

noun

a police officer

DC

noun

Detective Constable: a police officer of low rank in the British police force

deputy

noun

a police officer in some parts of the US who does the sheriff’s job when the sheriff is away

detective

noun

a police officer whose job is to try to discover information about a crime so that the criminal can be caught

DI

noun

Detective Inspector: a police officer of middle rank in the British police force

dog handler

noun

a police officer who trains and works with dogs

duty officer

noun

a police officer or other official who is on duty at a particular time

fed

noun

someone employed by the US government to do police work, especially an officer in the FBI

frogman

noun

someone who does police or military work under water using special clothes and equipment

gendarme

noun

a French police officer

Guard

noun

an officer in the Irish police force

havildar

noun

a sergeant in the army or police

Insp.

abbreviation

Inspector

inspector

noun

a senior police officer

law enforcement agent

noun

a police officer

Lieut.

abbreviation

Lieutenant

lieutenant

noun

a US police officer of middle rank

Lt.

abbreviation

Lieutenant

marshal

noun

a police or fire brigade officer of the highest rank in some parts of the US

Mountie

noun

a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a special group of the Canadian police who ride horses

narc

noun

a police officer whose job is to deal with crimes involving illegal drugs

officer

noun

a police officer

officer

noun

used for talking politely to a police officer

patrolman

noun

a police officer whose job is to walk or drive around a particular area

PC

noun

police constable: a police officer of the lowest rank

pig

noun

an insulting word for a police officer

police constable

noun

a police officer of the lowest rank

policeman

noun

a male police officer

police officer

noun

a member of the police. You can also talk about a policeman or a policewoman, but some people prefer to use ‘police officer’, which could be either a man or a woman.

policewoman

noun

a female police officer

ranger

noun

a state police officer in some states of the US, especially Texas

sergeant

noun

a police officer of middle rank, below that of inspector

Sgt

abbreviation

sergeant

sheriff

noun

in the US, the most senior police officer in a county

special constable

noun

someone who is not regularly employed as a police officer, but who has special training to help the police if they need extra people

state trooper

noun

in the US, a police officer who is a member of a state police force

super

noun

a superintendent in the police

superintendent

noun

a senior police officer in the UK

Supt

abbreviation

superintendent

trooper

noun

a state trooper

uniform

noun

a police officer who wears a uniform

WPC

noun

Woman Police Constable: a woman with a junior position in the police force

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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