peace officer


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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.
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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.
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.
SAUGUS - A Canyon Country man was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of assaulting a peace officer after a brief pursuit in Saugus.
OTCBB:ETLS) has structured the stock transfer purchase of Law Enforcement Training Solutions (LETS), a peace officer training program utilizing eTS's training software, Presenta Pro(TM).
Nase was treated at a hospital for his wounds and now is jailed in Kern County in lieu of $310,000 bail on charges of assault with a firearm on a peace officer and recklessly discharging a firearm.
Under state law, the city has one year from an incident to discipline a peace officer.
Carmona will be recognized for his contributions to law enforcement as a medical director of police and fire departments and a fully-qualified peace officer with expertise in special operations and emergency preparedness, including weapons of mass destruction.
The chief will then make a recommendation that he expects the Police Commission to consider in mid-January, weeks before the state deadline runs out for disciplining a peace officer.
Hall was also bound over for trial on two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer for steering close to patrol cars and on felony driving under the influence of alcohol.
Convicted of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, Wickerd was sentenced to 10 years.
Did Bob Baker of the Los Angeles Police Protective League actually read the Peace Officer Justice Act?