In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(force)(regulations/patrol/escort) policialthe 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 — (police) la policía
- the airport has its own police force — el aeropuerto tiene su propio cuerpo de vigilancia
- (in UK) police inspector — inspector de policía
- police message — comunicado policial
- police protection — protección policial
- to have a police record — estar fichado
- police witness — testigo de la policía
- Council officers supported the police in offering crime prevention advice to residents.
- In the meantime public faith in the police has dropped to an all-time low.
- 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.
- Of those which are recorded as crimes, the police trace about one-quarter to an offender or suspected offender.
- The second issue I would like to raise is that the police respond to public concern.
- They say the orders have helped the police to respond better to community problems.
- In a database-dominated world, the police prevent crime before it happens.
- So in order to avoid the police and stares of the public, he kept to the solitary alleys.
- The force is also developing public access to the police through email and text messaging.
- For example, the best source of advice on crime prevention is the local police.
- Once there the police used force to prevent the march continuing to parliament.
- Workers set up roadblocks in order to prevent the police from entering the industrial facility again.
- Labour organisations suspect members of the armed forces or police are responsible for his murder.
- I suppose you will get the police to force us to see you like you did in Spain.
- A manifest example of such activities is provided by the armed forces and the police.
- If there is a crime committed and the police go in with a search warrant, they just seize whatever is relevant.
- He believed that the son was responsible but the police seem not to have found grounds for that belief.
- Faced with rising crime and a lack of public faith in the police she has come out all guns blazing.
- There has also been extensive collusion between the police and nationalist forces.
2(police officers)policías masculinepolice outnumbered demonstrators — el número de policías superaba al de manifestantes
- Hundreds of riot police and members of the security forces took up positions near the palace, they said.
- He now says he pledges to get 5,000 police on our streets what a joke!
- After being informed, local police searched the roads for three days and investigated other drivers who frequent this road.
- One thing is for sure: it will not be spent on extra police to enforce the current drinking age.
- The hearing was packed with media, police and family members of the accused men.
- Four hundred armed police raided an estate in west London last week.
- After his arrest, he was questioned by local police and also members of Scotland Yard.
- North Shore Rescue and the Cypress Bowl Ski Patrol members helped police recover the body.
- It tarnishes the sterling reputation of all good police and court officials.
- Britain will also commit itself to training tens of thousands more Iraqi police and members of the civil defence force.
- Putting more police on the street with powers of arrest is the only answer.
- In the Boland town of Paarl two Samwu members were injured when police opened fire on a group of marchers.
- 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.
- The FBI is now on the case, helping Iraqi police investigating the bombing.
- He has had police search innocent members of the public, and an Asian family taken into a custody.
- Teams of police and court officials arrested 21 people as part of a major crackdown on fine dodgers.
- He never did find out which members of the Brotherhood had been undercover police.
- And so, there are supposed to be some more police on the streets.
1(keep order in)(streets) patrullarthe 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
- It's hard to escape the conclusion that yesterday's events could have been avoided had the match been properly policed.
- In any country, under similar circumstances, policing Carnival would be a nightmare.
- 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.
- She hinted at the possibility that the Groceries Order should be policed by the Competition Authority.
- 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.
- We try to police these matches principally with off-duty officers - that's the aim.
- He also had national responsibility for public order policing, and policed both the World Cup in France and Euro 2000.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The latest insurgency is making it very difficult for the British forces to maintain their ‘softly softly’ approach to policing the area.
- We will be policing this event appropriately, to make sure the rally passes off without incident.
- All of the West Yorkshire and British Transport Police officers who policed the riots have been jointly nominated as the country's bravest officers.
- Questions will be asked about how adequately these potentially violent matches are policed.
- Yesterday's protest was policed by officers from Gloucestershire, Avon and Somerset and Wiltshire as well as MoD police.
- The festival was policed by Bristol-based Stuart Security.
- It is high time our beaches and recreational areas were policed to ensure that no glass objects are taken anywhere near them.
- The £4 million expense of policing the event, which included heavy police violence against protesters, was also borne by the taxpayer.
- He said that when he started policing the area 18 months ago the red light district was confined to the Manchester Road area.
- The police had to set up traffic lights to control the traffic and stationed officers there around the clock to police the event.
2(monitor)vigilarsupervisarUN troops will police the ceasefire — tropas de la ONU se encargarán de que se respete el alto al fuego
- This needs to be regulated and it needs to be policed.
- An NBA rep with a handheld decibel meter polices the sidelines during every game, enforcing a 90-decibel limit on in-game noise.
- What we need now is the will to regulate and police industry in favour of worker and consumer health.
- 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.
- A Paris-based media rights group yesterday slammed new Chinese regulations aimed at policing the Internet.
- If implemented, the new system will be policed by Failte Ireland, the Irish tourism agency.
- In numerous cases, firms are rewarding politicians directly charged with regulating or policing their industries.
- I wonder just who is regulating and policing all this as well as making the lawyers even wealthier.
- Many are trying to regulate this and are using monitoring technology to police it.
- 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.
- One is that a degree of regulation is needed so that we can police fisheries sensibly.
- What continent provides planes for policing the no-fly zones in Iraq?
- The Financial Services Authority, which polices the credit unions, is looking to tighten the regulations.
- 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?
- Competition law enforces competition policy by regulating competitors' behaviour and policing illegal activity.
- 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.
- Giving reasons for refusing the application, justices said there was insufficient supervision for policing the consumption of drinks in the auditorium.
- Operation Southern Watch polices the no-fly zone in the south, and is made up of 150 British and American aircraft and 6000 forces.
- The rules are the rules at the end of the day it is ultimately down to the regulators to police that.
- 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.
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