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flying squad

n. Chiefly British
A small mobile unit, especially of motorized police, capable of moving quickly into action, as during an emergency.

flying squad

n
a small group of police, soldiers, etc, ready to move into action quickly

fly′ing squad`


n.
a mobile group, as of police officers, trained and prepared to function whenever or wherever needed.
[1925–30]
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Noun1.flying squad - a mobile group of trained people (police or executives or officials) able to move quickly in the case of emergencies
team, squad - a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
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flying squad

n (Police) → (squadra) volante f
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Summary: New Delhi [India], July 12 (ANI): Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a public interest litigation seeking a direction for laying down guidelines for flying squads and invigilators on frisking of students before examination halls.
THE Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday announced it would deploy all- women flying squads in sensitive areas to check crime against them.
According to the EC, it has appointed three flying squads in each district to oversee the flow of black money and other gifts to voters by candidates in the fray.
* A rewrite man wrote an election fraud story about the attorney general sending "flying squads" into the city to police the polls.
Flying squads consisting ECI officials have been conducting surprise checks on vehicles of prominent leaders for the past few days in different places ahead of their poll events, investigating whether anything cash or other suspicious material is being carried in their paraphernalia and the chopper.
Summary: Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Apr 24 (ANI): The Karnataka State Election Commission's Flying Squads, Static Surveillance Teams (SSTs) and police authorities on Monday seized Rs 22-crore illegal cash since the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) came into force in poll-bound Karnataka.
The flying squads and surveillance teams were formed to check Model Code of Conduct violations ahead of polls in the state.
15 (ANI): The Election Commission's Flying Squads and Static Surveillance Teams have seized over Rs 22-crore illegal cash since the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) have come into force in the poll-bound Karnataka.
In order to monitor a fair electoral process, 1,156 flying squads and 1,255 static surveillance teams have been activated in the poll-bound state.
1 (ANI): The Election Commission's surveillance and flying squads on Saturday seized two vehicles carrying unauthorized cash from Ilkal to Bagalkot without any proper documents in the poll-bound Karnataka.
1 (ANI): Following the seizure of lumpsum amounts of money, liquor, and gold, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced that 1,156 flying squads and 1,255 static surveillance teams have been activated in poll-bound Karnataka.
1 (ANI): The Election Commission's flying squads and static surveillance teams have seized more than Rs 1 crore in cash, a stash of liquor and gold ahead of the Karnataka Assembly elections, a statement said on Sunday.