plastic police


Related to plastic police: PCSO

plastic police

n
(Law) informal censorious a collective term for several classes of public officer (including community support officers) authorized to perform certain tasks and duties in support of the police force, but having lesser powers than the police
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The fact that Labor called PSOs plastic police, just shows that you can't trust Labor to get it right on making Victoria safer," Mr Wells said.
Then, not so long ago, a piece of plastic police ticker tape was run around it.
A good way to rattle people at a party could be to don one of those fake plastic police hats on sale in seaside resorts, then borrow a high-visibility jacket and scrawl "Police" on the back.
We used to talk about the plastic police and now we have the cardboard police.
IT just about sums up this coalition government when they propose to replace bobbies on the beat with plastic police.
weller Plastic Police, seems to me they are all a waste of money together with the so-called street wardens.
I ask Claire about the claim some would level at her that she's just a plastic police officer.
The tiny plastic machine gun was placed in the hands of a plastic police officer as part of a Legos play set.
Local residents, who had been ordered to stay behind a yellow plastic police barrier, were eager to talk to the cameras, waving over reporters and shouting comments aloud.
These plastic police officers (otherwise known as Plunkett's blunders) are seen tootling around with no effective powers.
ONCE again there is controversy over the so called plastic police, Police Community Service Officers to give them their correct name.
Dozens of forensic officers were today at the crime scene which was covered by a blue, plastic police tent.