Translation of police in Spanish:


policial, n.

Pronunciation /pəˈlis//pəˈliːs/


  • 1

    (regulations/patrol/escort) (before noun) policial
    the police la policía
    • to be in/join the police ser/hacerse policía
    • to call the police llamar a la policía
    • the riot police la policía antidisturbios
    • police brutality brutalidad policial / de la policía
    • police college escuela superior de policía
    • the police force la policía
    • the airport has its own police force el aeropuerto tiene su propio cuerpo de vigilancia
    • (in UK) police inspector inspectora de policía
    • police message comunicado policial
    • police protection protección policial
    • to have a police record estar prontuariado
    • police witness testigo de la policía
    • If there is a crime committed and the police go in with a search warrant, they just seize whatever is relevant.
    • They say the orders have helped the police to respond better to community problems.
    • A manifest example of such activities is provided by the armed forces and the police.
    • For example, the best source of advice on crime prevention is the local police.
    • The force is also developing public access to the police through email and text messaging.
    • The second issue I would like to raise is that the police respond to public concern.
    • Faced with rising crime and a lack of public faith in the police she has come out all guns blazing.
    • He believed that the son was responsible but the police seem not to have found grounds for that belief.
    • I suppose you will get the police to force us to see you like you did in Spain.
    • Council officers supported the police in offering crime prevention advice to residents.
    • Once there the police used force to prevent the march continuing to parliament.
    • Labour organisations suspect members of the armed forces or police are responsible for his murder.
    • Workers set up roadblocks in order to prevent the police from entering the industrial facility again.
    • In a database-dominated world, the police prevent crime before it happens.
    • Of those which are recorded as crimes, the police trace about one-quarter to an offender or suspected offender.
    • There has also been extensive collusion between the police and nationalist forces.
    • The premise behind community crime prevention is that police need to do more than react to incidents.
    • Wildlife experts are joining forces with the police to launch a crackdown on hare coursing.
    • So in order to avoid the police and stares of the public, he kept to the solitary alleys.
    • In the meantime public faith in the police has dropped to an all-time low.
  • 2

    (police officers)
    policías masculine
    police outnumbered demonstrators el número de policías superaba al de manifestantes
    • One thing is for sure: it will not be spent on extra police to enforce the current drinking age.
    • And so, there are supposed to be some more police on the streets.
    • Four hundred armed police raided an estate in west London last week.
    • After being informed, local police searched the roads for three days and investigated other drivers who frequent this road.
    • In the Boland town of Paarl two Samwu members were injured when police opened fire on a group of marchers.
    • The FBI is now on the case, helping Iraqi police investigating the bombing.
    • It tarnishes the sterling reputation of all good police and court officials.
    • Hundreds of riot police and members of the security forces took up positions near the palace, they said.
    • North Shore Rescue and the Cypress Bowl Ski Patrol members helped police recover the body.
    • Team leader Roy Cooksey said the walking group had directed police and mountain rescue members to the body.
    • His introduction to youth work came two years ago through an adventure holiday organised by local police.
    • Putting more police on the street with powers of arrest is the only answer.
    • He never did find out which members of the Brotherhood had been undercover police.
    • The hearing was packed with media, police and family members of the accused men.
    • Teams of police and court officials arrested 21 people as part of a major crackdown on fine dodgers.
    • After his arrest, he was questioned by local police and also members of Scotland Yard.
    • He has had police search innocent members of the public, and an Asian family taken into a custody.
    • He now says he pledges to get 5,000 police on our streets what a joke!
    • Britain will also commit itself to training tens of thousands more Iraqi police and members of the civil defence force.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (keep order in)
    (streets) patrullar
    the right to police the region el derecho de mantener una fuerza policial en la región
    • the demonstration was heavily policed hubo una gran presencia policial en la manifestación
    • He said that when he started policing the area 18 months ago the red light district was confined to the Manchester Road area.
    • In any country, under similar circumstances, policing Carnival would be a nightmare.
    • Whilst its economic importance and political sensitivity would ensure the event was highly policed, the use of anti-terror measures against protesters seems to be more of a case of testing the water for future use.
    • All of the West Yorkshire and British Transport Police officers who policed the riots have been jointly nominated as the country's bravest officers.
    • He also had national responsibility for public order policing, and policed both the World Cup in France and Euro 2000.
    • The £4 million expense of policing the event, which included heavy police violence against protesters, was also borne by the taxpayer.
    • The latest insurgency is making it very difficult for the British forces to maintain their ‘softly softly’ approach to policing the area.
    • The police had to set up traffic lights to control the traffic and stationed officers there around the clock to police the event.
    • It's hard to escape the conclusion that yesterday's events could have been avoided had the match been properly policed.
    • She hinted at the possibility that the Groceries Order should be policed by the Competition Authority.
    • We try to police these matches principally with off-duty officers - that's the aim.
    • The festival was policed by Bristol-based Stuart Security.
    • But a meeting of the authority today was told it could soon receive £900,000 from the Government to offset the cost of policing the rail disaster.
    • We will be policing this event appropriately, to make sure the rally passes off without incident.
    • Council tax bills may have to rise by £17-a-year to pay for the damage caused and the cost of policing the riots that devastated the city in July.
    • It is high time our beaches and recreational areas were policed to ensure that no glass objects are taken anywhere near them.
    • Questions will be asked about how adequately these potentially violent matches are policed.
    • She was assigned the Horton-in-Ribblesdale beat for 18 years and has been involved in policing most major incidents and accidents in the area.
    • Yesterday's protest was policed by officers from Gloucestershire, Avon and Somerset and Wiltshire as well as MoD police.
    • The issue in this case was an order that was given by a sergeant to a number of officers who were going to go out on a day to police a particular event.
  • 2

    UN troops will police the ceasefire tropas de la ONU se encargarán de que se respete el alto al fuego
    • The National Association of Securities Dealers Regulation, which polices the Nasdaq exchange, has censured and fined several brokers in a clampdown on initial public offerings.
    • I wonder just who is regulating and policing all this as well as making the lawyers even wealthier.
    • An NBA rep with a handheld decibel meter polices the sidelines during every game, enforcing a 90-decibel limit on in-game noise.
    • In numerous cases, firms are rewarding politicians directly charged with regulating or policing their industries.
    • The rules are the rules at the end of the day it is ultimately down to the regulators to police that.
    • One is that a degree of regulation is needed so that we can police fisheries sensibly.
    • He called for an increase in the African Union force in the Sudan, with a pledge to provide logistical support and even policing a no-fly zone.
    • Many are trying to regulate this and are using monitoring technology to police it.
    • What continent provides planes for policing the no-fly zones in Iraq?
    • Operation Southern Watch polices the no-fly zone in the south, and is made up of 150 British and American aircraft and 6000 forces.
    • This needs to be regulated and it needs to be policed.
    • Competition law enforces competition policy by regulating competitors' behaviour and policing illegal activity.
    • Increases in electricity tariffs are subject to approval from the National Electricity Regulator, a national body that polices the electricity supply industry in accordance with government policy and law.
    • If implemented, the new system will be policed by Failte Ireland, the Irish tourism agency.
    • Giving reasons for refusing the application, justices said there was insufficient supervision for policing the consumption of drinks in the auditorium.
    • A Paris-based media rights group yesterday slammed new Chinese regulations aimed at policing the Internet.
    • What we need now is the will to regulate and police industry in favour of worker and consumer health.
    • The Financial Services Authority, which polices the credit unions, is looking to tighten the regulations.
    • However, Mr Burgess admitted that policing the system had its difficulties, as did monitoring the auction sites where virtual weapons can be sold for hundreds of pounds.
    • If we legalised prostitution then it could be regulated and policed in a much safer and fair manner than it does at the moment, after all it is a service and if people are willing to pay for it and people are willing to sell it where is the problem?
  • 3US

    (clean up)