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flying squad

n. Chiefly British
A small mobile unit, especially of motorized police, capable of moving quickly into action, as during an emergency.

flying squad

n
a small group of police, soldiers, etc, ready to move into action quickly

fly′ing squad`


n.
a mobile group, as of police officers, trained and prepared to function whenever or wherever needed.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flying squad - a mobile group of trained people (police or executives or officials) able to move quickly in the case of emergencies
team, squad - a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
Translations

flying squad

n (Police) → (squadra) volante f
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THE Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday announced it would deploy all- women flying squads in sensitive areas to check crime against them.
As part of our initiative to check crime against women, the force will deploy allwomen police flying squads for assistance at various sensitive places," a police spokesman said on Sunday.
Flying squads are teams capable of reaching a site of crime quickly.
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Srinagar, Mar 9 (ANI): Police here have provided new vehicles for flying squads as part of a police-public improvement exercise.
By dialling 100, people can get in touch with the Police Control Room, which would then immediately contact the flying squads placed at different locations.
Police are forming flying squads to smash the raves planned for the east and west coasts, and holiday villages in Kerry and Cork.
Flying squads of education chiefs will carry out random checks on 2,000 schools.