desk sergeant

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Noun1.desk sergeant - the police sergeant on duty in a police station
police sergeant, sergeant - a lawman with the rank of sergeant
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When the cigar store is raided, he winks at the officer, familiar with his ground, and walks away immune, while you and I search among the Presidents for names, and among the stars for addresses to give the desk sergeant.
Therefore, the structure is different than a standard military police station containing desk sergeants and radio/telephone operators.
This included practical exercises throughout the base for Installation Patrolman, Entry Controllers, Response Force Leaders and Members, Desk Sergeants, and Flight Armorers.
VOLUNTEERS should replace trained police desk sergeants, under-fire minister Nick Herbert has said.