police officer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n police officer a member of a police force "it was an accident, officer"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Based on a US Justice Department study conducted between 1992 and 1996, workplace violence troubles 1.7 million Americans a year. Number of workers attacked or threatened per thousand: Police officers: 306, Private security guards: 218, Taxi drivers: 184, Prison guards: 117, Bartenders: 91, Mental health professionals: 80, Gas station attendants: 79.
    • Police officer a policeman.
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Usage

In literature:

Came in four officers from the police patrol.
"Love Stories" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The chief police officer of a town.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
He learned nothing either at the police headquarters or at the newspaper offices that threw light on the disappearance of Gordon.
"A Daughter of the Dons" by William MacLeod Raine
Principal Clerk in the Police Office .
"Statistical, Historical and Political Description of the Colony of New South Wales and its Dependent Settlements in Van Diemen's Land" by William Charles Wentworth
There were a very large number of officers collected there, and a too larger number of police, officers for my liking.
"My Adventures as a Spy" by Robert Baden-Powell
There was a commotion in the forge-yard, when the nest day a police-officer came and arrested Nikolai.
"One of Life's Slaves" by Jonas Lauritz Idemil Lie
Mr. Sherwin hesitated for a moment, and then stepped out of the little room and beckoned to a police officer.
"The Gold Hunter's Adventures" by William H. Thomes
Tom soon returned with a posse of police officers and a cart, to convey the prisoner and the wounded.
"Edward Barnett; a Neglected Child of South Carolina, Who Rose to Be a Peer of Great Britain,--and the Stormy Life of His Grandfather, Captain Williams" by Tobias Aconite
Baubic heard it all impassively, her face only betraying anything like keen interest while the police-officer was detailing his injuries.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XXVI., December, 1880." by Various
Here the officers of police affected to search our luggage.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Two police officers accompanied him.
"Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
He found the chief of police in his office, suffering from nervousness and a sense of importance.
"The Bread-winners" by John Hay
The police have co-operated successfully in this matter with the Post Office.
"The New York Times Current History of the European War, Vol 1, Issue 4, January 23, 1915" by Various
I'll have the police end looked after by Harvey, and I'll send a man to Mr. Potter's office.
"Larry Dexter's Great Search" by Howard R. Garis
Police officers and men 372 Pitsani Staff 13 camp.
"The Transvaal from Within" by J. P. Fitzpatrick
Blount went back to his office, turned in a police alarm, and waited until a policeman came from the nearest station.
"The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush" by Francis Lynde
Two of them were unquestionably officers of the police; the third seemed to be an Englishman.
"The Husbands of Edith" by George Barr McCutcheon
The police officer suggested that the child should be put in an institution for the care of destitute children.
"Honey-Sweet" by Edna Turpin
Some Frenchmen, resident in the country, and even a Russian officer of police, came to denounce the conflagration.
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
Two police officers entered the room and called out our names.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
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In news:

Murray/The Star Ledger Police camera at the corner of Lyons Avenue and Clinton Place, where an off duty Newark police officer was fatally shot.
Warren police released video Friday of a police officer who was shot this week after he was called - 12:39 am.
Arcadia police Officer Daniel Tea adjusts a flower at a new monument to Arcadia's only slain police officer, Albert Matthies.
The police powers of two Prince George's County police officers remain suspended with pay for their alleged roles in a video that depicts racially stereotypical actions and was posted on the Internet.
Howard Schnapp Former Nassau Police Officer Michael Tedesco surrenders to the Nassau DA's office in Mineola.
A police officer at the University of South Alabama has fatally shot a naked student whom authorities said repeatedly charged the officer.
Proposed changes to state retirement funds may prompt hundreds of Albuquerque police officers to retire and spark an officer shortage in New Mexico's largest city.
The town is apparently looking to hire a full-time police officer, a change from the part-time police force it currently enrolls.
National City police officers apprehended two suspects, who allegedely stole a Honda Civic from south San Diego and led officers on a nearly 15-mile pursuit.
Brecksville police officers found a man wanted by the Geauga County Sheriff's Office.
SORRENTO, LA (FOX44) — Three Sorrento police officers are threatening to sue the city, claiming the police chief discriminated against them.
Sorrento, LA (NBC33) — Three Sorrento police officers are threatening to sue the city, claiming the police chief discriminated against them.
Police caught a suspected burglar Thursday morning accused of targeting an off-duty police officer.
The police department was leading 22 to 19 in the annual "Guns and Hoses" game when one of the police officers fractured his ankle and had to be taken to the hospital.
A Lebanon man faces charges after threatening a woman and nearly knocking a police officer down steps, according to police.
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In science:

The emplacements of police officers have to be concealed from the criminals. The police commissioner ensures the above and acts as the aggregator to perform context summarization to all the details provided by the police officers.
Data Aggregation and Privacy for Police Patrols
The aggregators collect data from a subset of the police officers, aggregate the data using a suitable aggregation function and then transmit the aggregated result to the next module.
Data Aggregation and Privacy for Police Patrols
The proposed PPP architecture is illustrated in Figure 1. The RFIDs of the police officers are registered to the Police Commissioner's database in prior.
Data Aggregation and Privacy for Police Patrols
The attacker/criminal attempts to read the position of the nearby police officers. The police commissioner recognizes it as a nonregistered ID and replies by obfuscating the positions of the police officers in that zone (Location Privacy module).
Data Aggregation and Privacy for Police Patrols
The police officer sends encrypted data to the police commissioner, which is aggregated to remove redundancy and a pattern, is identified and this knowledge summarized data is stored in the database for further querying.
Data Aggregation and Privacy for Police Patrols
In the PPP system, routing comes into picture while information has to be passed securely between the Police Officer and the Police Commissioner. It is a two way communication process that could occur simultaneously. The routing process is categorized into two levels: intra-node routing and randomized routing.
Data Aggregation and Privacy for Police Patrols
The system needs to be protected against adversaries who may attempt to find the location of police officers in the same or nearby zones.
Data Aggregation and Privacy for Police Patrols
In the scenario of Police patrols, two or more officers tend to provide the details of the same criminal, belonging to the same zone. Aggregation is performed over the data set and this non redundant data is stored for further queries.
Data Aggregation and Privacy for Police Patrols
These unclear messages will avoid the criminal from becoming aware of the police officer’s positioning, thereby, achieving location privacy.
Data Aggregation and Privacy for Police Patrols
In addition to its internal responsibilities, the safety office will be responsible for coordination with local police, fire, and medical personnel.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
The most famous case of this in the US was the amateur video of Rodney King's beating by Los Angeles police in 1991, which led to an increased public awareness of police brutality and eventually to a conviction of some of the officers.
Improvements to time bracketed authentication
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