Police vs. Cops

Police vs. Cops — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Police and Cops

Policenoun

A civil force granted the legal authority for law enforcement and maintaining public order.

Call the police!The police operating in New York City operate under the New York City Police Department, several other City agencies and boards, and several public authorities.

Policenoun

A police officer.

Policenoun

(obsolete) Policy.

Policenoun

(obsolete) Communal living; civilization.

Policenoun

The regulation of a given community or society; administration, law and order etc.

Policeverb

(transitive) To enforce the law and keep order among (a group).

Extra security was hired to police the crowd at the big game.
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Policeverb

(transitive) To patrol or clean up an area.

Policeverb

To enforce norms or standards upon.

to police a person's identity

Policenoun

the force of policemen and officers;

the law came looking for him

Policeverb

maintain the security of by carrying out a control