Translation of "police" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun [ plural ] uk /pəˈliːs/ us /pəˈlis/

A2 the organization that makes people obey the law and that protects people against crime

I heard a gun shot and decided to call the police.
A 30-year-old man is being questioned by the police.

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


noun plural /pəˈliːs/

the men and women whose job is to prevent crime, keep order, see that laws are obeyed etc

Call the police!
The police are investigating the matter
(also adjective) the police force, a police officer.
police constable noun

(in Britain) a police officer of the lowest rank

Oficial Policiaco del Menor Rango
police dog noun

a dog trained to work with policemen (in tracking criminals, finding drugs etc.

perro policía
police force noun

the police organization of a country or area

Fuerza Policial
She’s thinking of joining the police force when she leaves school.
policeman noun (plural policemen, policewomen) ( policewoman)

a member of the police.

policía, agente de policía
police officer noun

a member of the police

Oficial de Policía
Two police officers arrested the man and put handcuffs on him.
police station noun

the office or headquarters of a local police force

The shoplifter was taken to the local police station.

(Translation of “police” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)