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police department

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Police
police departmentpoˈlice deˌpartment noun [countable] American English 🔊 🔊 SCPthe official police organization in a particular area or city
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police departmentIn 1994, New Orleans hired a new police chief to rescue the corrupt, ineffective police department from itself.The Boca Raton police department gave him the name and phone number of a bank officer who could be reached in emergencies.I would guarantee him an exclusive, pictures and all, which is something he'd never get from the police department.There were some cases, nevertheless, of clear discrimination: age discrimination in the police department, for example.When anything like this happened, every office-holder in the community made speeches passing the buck on to the police department.But the whole police department is in on it.
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