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police procedural

n.
A story or drama about the investigation of a crime by the police.

police procedural

n
(Film) a novel, film, or television drama that deals realistically with police work

police′ proce`dural


n.
a mystery novel, film, or television drama that deals realistically with police work. Also called procedural.
[1965–70]
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The IGP directed SSP Malir to ensure every possible assistance under the police procedure.
She covers writing for institutional memory and self-preservation; the creation and circulation of cultural and social capital; authority, agency, and the places of contested power; police reporting and public trust; and police procedure, the legal system, and the circulation of power.
On Wednesday he was taken on a second re-enactment of his alleged role in the crime - a standard police procedure.
Knowledgeable about police procedure and investigation techniques, she joins the search party and discovers Fletcher Carroll, a neighbor and social misfit, badly beaten and near death.
After he criticises police procedure in the aftermath of a serial killer's capture, DS Sean Stone's superiors want him out of the way, so they assign him to a new 'unit' at the Missing Persons Bureau with analyst Ruth Hattersley.
As police procedure the law enforcer shall temporarily stop all motorcycles with people riding in tandem for identification and inspection.
Blunders by Milne included failing to breath-test Khalid - which is standard police procedure after all road accidents in Scotland - and not seizing his mobile phone to see if he was using it when he hit Martin.
The multiple family members--who would later be asked to identify the voice--hearing that together was a clear violation of good police procedure, and was done against the Chief's will.
A county prosecutor spokeswoman said there wasn't sufficient evidence to charge either party, but an internal investigation continues into whether proper police procedure was followed.
Strange that such a gripping drama was so wildly wrong about newspapers and police procedure.
There are areas of police procedure that are very inefficient, and a complete overhaul involving switching from a paper system to a fully electronic process, with each front line officer having a computer giving direct access to information required in the performance of their duties, would save a lot of time and money.
Understandably, some residents were upset and, in some cases, made allegations of improper police procedure.

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