Translation of "police" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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policenoun [ plural ]

uk /pəˈliːs/ us /pəˈliːs/

A2 the official organization that is responsible for protecting people and property, making people obey the law, finding out about and solving crime, and catching people who have committed a crime

警察当局,警方
I think you should call the police. 我认为你应该报警。
The police are investigating fraud allegations against him. 警方在调查对他的欺诈指控。

members of this organization

警察
There should be more police patrolling the area on foot. 应该增加警力在这一地区步行巡逻。

More examples

  • The police are appealing to the public for any information about the missing girl.
  • The police gave out road-safety booklets to the children.
  • Get out of here now or I'll call the police.
  • When she was stopped by the police for speeding, she gave them a false name and address.
  • The role of the police is to ensure that the law is obeyed.

policeverb [ T ]

uk /pəˈliːs/ us /pəˈliːs/

to control or guard a public event or area by using members of the police or a similar force

维持…的治安,巡查;在…部署警察
The march will be heavily policed by an anti-riot unit. 防暴警察将对示威游行进行严密警戒。

to control the way in which a possibly dangerous substance is dealt with or a dangerous activity is done

控制;监督
The use of these chemicals must be carefully policed. 必须严格控制使用这些化学药品。

(Translation of “police” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)