police detective

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Noun1.police detective - a police officer who investigates crimespolice detective - a police officer who investigates crimes
dick, gumshoe, hawkshaw - someone who is a detective
plainclothesman - a detective who wears civilian clothes on duty
police officer, policeman, officer - a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"
tracer - an investigator who is employed to find missing persons or missing goods
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A FORMER police detective has denied raping two women while he was serving with the South Wales force.
2 ( ANI ): A police detective testified on Wednesday that Conrad Murray, who has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death, faced student loans, home loans, child support obligations and credit card payments that were in arrears in 2009.
A FEMALE police detective whose body was found in woodland was yesterday described as an "exceptional officer".
Kelly was the prostitute in last year's cracking crime drama He Kills Coppers, and now she is the talented rookie police detective out to solve the murders of a string of prostitutes.
A police detective has acknowledged that Israeli police used Arab stone throwers to stop young Jews from hiking through Judea and Samaria on July 29, according to a report published by Independent Media Review Analysis (IMRA).
Set to an original score by composer Bradley Sowash, the full-length, film-noir--ish ballet features a rich heiress, a bumbling police detective, and a super sleuth.
It was fairly clear that there was not a strong relationship,'' Los Angeles police Detective Richard Wheeler said.
Police Detective John Harris, of the Southfield, Michigan, police department, said of an exchange of gunfire in a local liquor store, "Everybody was pretty excited, so maybe their marksmanship wasn't that good.
A prison inmate brought a civil rights suit against a police detective who took a blood sample from the inmate as part of a criminal investigation of a prison assault.
When Carrie McCrite, senior pro-bono detective and companion friend of retired police detective Henry King, decide to embark on a trip to an elder hostel in the city of sin, they quickly become mired in past and present ghosts.
They said they were bored and wanted to have some fun," said police detective Aaron Shrewsbury.
On January 27, 1997, FBI agents and an Alexandria police detective traveled to Dickerson's residence.