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Topic: POLICE


officer

noun
     
of‧fi‧cer S1 W1 [countable]
1PM someone who is in a position of authority in the army, navy etc
2PGO someone who is in a position in an organization or the government:
a prison officer
the chief medical officer
a former Cabinet officer
the public information officer
chief executive officer

; ➔ press officer

at press office, probation officer, returning officer
3SCP a member of the police [= police officer, policeman, policewoman]:
a request for 400 more officers
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Officer

American EnglishSCP a title for a policeman or policewoman:
Officer Murdoch
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