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peace officer

n.
A law enforcement officer, such as a sheriff, who is responsible for maintaining civil peace.

peace′ of`ficer


n.
a civil officer appointed to preserve the public peace, as a sheriff or constable.
[1705–15]

peace officer

A person whose job is to enforce the law and keep the peace, such as a sheriff.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peace officer - an officer of the lawpeace officer - an officer of the law    
defender, guardian, protector, shielder - a person who cares for persons or property
attorney general - the chief law officer of a country or state
border patrolman - someone who patrols the borders of a country
constable - a lawman with less authority and jurisdiction than a sheriff
deputy, deputy sheriff - someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
flatfoot, patrolman - a policeman who patrols a given region
gaoler, jailer, jailor, prison guard, screw, turnkey - someone who guards prisoners
police lieutenant, lieutenant - an officer in a police force
marshal, marshall - a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law
military policeman, MP - a member of the military police who polices soldiers and guards prisoners
narc, narcotics agent, nark - a lawman concerned with narcotics violations
police officer, policeman, officer - a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"
police sergeant, sergeant - a lawman with the rank of sergeant
sheriff - the principal law-enforcement officer in a county
solicitor general - a law officer appointed to assist an attorney general
Ranger, Texas Ranger - a member of the Texas state highway patrol; formerly a mounted lawman who maintained order on the frontier
warden - the chief official in charge of a prison
warder - a person who works in a prison and is in charge of prisoners

peace officer

noun
A member of a law-enforcement agency:
Informal: cop, law.
Slang: bull, copper, flatfoot, fuzz, gendarme, heat, man (often uppercase).
Chiefly British: bobby, constable, peeler.
References in classic literature ?
Snodgrass,' he said, stopping suddenly, 'do not let me be balked in this matter--do not give information to the local authorities--do not obtain the assistance of several peace officers, to take either me or Doctor Slammer, of the 97th Regiment, at present quartered in Chatham Barracks, into custody, and thus prevent this duel
This time it was the dreaded peace officers of the I.
I demand entrance into this house,” said Hiram, summoning all the dignity he could muster to his assistance, “in the name of the people; and by virtue of this war rant, and of my office, and with this peace officer.
It helps them obtain a Missouri Class A Peace Officer license that is valid for 5 years, allows them to seek employment as peace officers (or reserve peace officers) anywhere in the state, improves their understanding of police operations, and provides the growth and development needed to remain relevant in the Military Police Corps.
This week is National Police Week and today is Peace Officers Memorial Day-a tribute to local, state and federal law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
2, 15 new Calgary Transit Peace Officers attended graduation ceremonies at Fort Calgary, the culmination of seven weeks of specialized training in law and security in preparation for the West LRT opening.
POPA Federal Credit Union was formed in 1978 by the Peace Officers Professional Association to provide financial products and services to Los Angeles County peace officers.
Further, because the Calgary Police Service is a critical stakeholder and partner in the delivery of transit policing, the Calgary Police Service has a legitimate governing role in ensuring alignment of the activities of peace officers with the Calgary Police Service mission to optimize public safety.
Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, would require peace officers working for school districts to receive special training in how to properly restrain children, particularly physically and mentally disabled children.
The Contra Costa County Peace Officers Monument is located in Martinez, California.
This policy fails to take into consideration that when on duty, all Auxiliary and Reserve Constables are considered sworn peace officers.
Although the number of women working in law enforcement remains relatively low, they hold more than 10 percent of top administrative jobs within police and sheriff's departments in the state, said Alice Jaramillo, president of the Women Peace Officers Association of California.