police chief

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Noun1.police chief - a policeman in charge of a precinctpolice chief - a policeman in charge of a precinct
Chief Constable - the head of the police force in a county (or similar area)
police officer, policeman, officer - a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"
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The merchant was still pondering on this subject when he was summoned before the chief of police and questioned about his crime, which he could not deny.
So the chief of police ordered a gallows to be erected, and sent criers to proclaim in every street in the city that a Christian was to be hanged that day for having killed a Mussulman.
A CHIEF of Police who had seen an Officer beating a Thug was very indignant, and said he must not do so any more on pain of dismissal.
Nevertheless," persisted the Chief of Police, "it was a liberty that must have been very disagreeable, though it may not have hurt.
An' say, the chief of police, in a police auto, sittin' up like God Almighty--just before we got to Peralta street they was a block an' the police chargin', an' an old woman, right from her front gate, lammed the chief of police full in the face with a dead cat.
Yesterday morning a charitably inclined female presented me with three biscuits, a piece of cheese, and a funereal slab of chocolate cake, all wrapped in the current CLARION, wherein I noted an unholy glee because the COWBELL's candidate for chief of police had been turned down.
Because the chief of police with his small force was helpless, the governor of the colony had issued orders to the captains to have all their men on board by sunset.
In the middle of the front row, flanked by the reporters, sat the young chief of police.
Instead, he used the telephone for two calls: one to the president of the board of health; the other to the chief of police.
Simon, as the chief of police strode out of the room.
They grow in the basket of the guillotine, beside which the chief of police, Aristide Valentin, was standing not an hour before the murder.
In fear of Sherbourne, he applied to the Chief of Police for permission to carry a revolver, which permission was refused, the newspapers as usual playing it up sensationally.

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