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, in UK)(patrol/escort/regulations) masculine 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 — 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
2(police officers)policíaspolice outnumbered demonstrators — el número de policías superaba al de manifestantes
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
- There has also been extensive collusion between the police and nationalist forces.
- Once there the police used force to prevent the march continuing to parliament.
- I suppose you will get the police to force us to see you like you did in Spain.
- In a database-dominated world, the police prevent crime before it happens.
- A manifest example of such activities is provided by the armed forces and the police.
- They say the orders have helped the police to respond better to community problems.
- The force is also developing public access to the police through email and text messaging.
- Faced with rising crime and a lack of public faith in the police she has come out all guns blazing.
- Workers set up roadblocks in order to prevent the police from entering the industrial facility again.
- Of those which are recorded as crimes, the police trace about one-quarter to an offender or suspected offender.
- The premise behind community crime prevention is that police need to do more than react to incidents.
- For example, the best source of advice on crime prevention is the local police.
- In the meantime public faith in the police has dropped to an all-time low.
- Wildlife experts are joining forces with the police to launch a crackdown on hare coursing.
- The second issue I would like to raise is that the police respond to public concern.
- Council officers supported the police in offering crime prevention advice to residents.
- Labour organisations suspect members of the armed forces or police are responsible for his murder.
- He believed that the son was responsible but the police seem not to have found grounds for that belief.
- If there is a crime committed and the police go in with a search warrant, they just seize whatever is relevant.
- So in order to avoid the police and stares of the public, he kept to the solitary alleys.
- Team leader Roy Cooksey said the walking group had directed police and mountain rescue members to the body.
- Putting more police on the street with powers of arrest is the only answer.
- Teams of police and court officials arrested 21 people as part of a major crackdown on fine dodgers.
- After being informed, local police searched the roads for three days and investigated other drivers who frequent this road.
- 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.
- In the Boland town of Paarl two Samwu members were injured when police opened fire on a group of marchers.
- He has had police search innocent members of the public, and an Asian family taken into a custody.
- Four hundred armed police raided an estate in west London last week.
- And so, there are supposed to be some more police on the streets.
- It tarnishes the sterling reputation of all good police and court officials.
- His introduction to youth work came two years ago through an adventure holiday organised by local police.
- One thing is for sure: it will not be spent on extra police to enforce the current drinking age.
- He never did find out which members of the Brotherhood had been undercover police.
- He now says he pledges to get 5,000 police on our streets what a joke!
- The FBI is now on the case, helping Iraqi police investigating the bombing.
- Britain will also commit itself to training tens of thousands more Iraqi police and members of the civil defence force.
- The hearing was packed with media, police and family members of the accused men.
- Hundreds of riot police and members of the security forces took up positions near the palace, they said.
2(monitor)vigilarsupervisarUN troops will police the ceasefire — tropas de la ONU se encargarán de que se respete el alto al fuego
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