plain-clothes


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plain·clothes

or plain-clothes  (plān′klōz′, -klōthz′)
adj.
Wearing civilian clothes while on duty to avoid being identified as police or security: a plainclothes detective.
Translations

plain-clothes

[ˈpleɪnˈkləʊðz] ADJ plain-clothes policemanpolicía mf de civil or de paisano
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And again, lying at the wharf disposing of my oysters, there were dusky twilights when big policemen and plain-clothes men stole on board.
Of course, this conduct made the force only more distrustful of him than ever, and they would come and rout him out and ask him what he was doing there; and when he answered, "Nothing," he had merely come out for a stroll (it was then four o'clock in the morning), they looked as though they did not believe him, and two plain-clothes constables came home with him to see if he really did live where he had said he did.
There were Sherlock Holmes, the hydraulic engineer, Inspector Bradstreet, of Scotland Yard, a plain-clothes man, and myself.
A tall, thin man with coloured glasses, whom I strongly suspected of being a plain-clothes detective, was pointing out some theory of his own, while the others crowded round to listen to what he said.
There was the clatter of running feet upon the pavement, and two policemen in uniform, with one plain-clothes detective, rushed through the front entrance and into the room.
Thorndike, unaccustomed to cross the pavement to his office unless escorted by bank messengers and plain-clothes men, felt the room growing rapidly smaller; the figure of the truculent Greek loomed to heroic proportions.
During Operation Cool Down, non-traditional policing methods were utilized to include plain-clothes officers operating in unmarked vehicles such as family-style sedans, dump trucks, and utility vehicles.
Plain-clothes officers have been out on the streets in the west end of Aberdeen following a spate of thefts in the area.
President Markazi Anjuman-e-Tajran, Shahid Ghafoor Piracha asked to place police cops in plain-clothes in markets to check street crimes.
The Civil Lines police on Sunday said that the killing of a plain-clothes constable on a reconnaissance duty in Hijrat Colony near the PIDC ahead of launching of a combing operation was an act of terrorism.
A NEW team of plain-clothes officers will be patrolling on Merseyrail trains, it has been revealed.
Ibrahim Ali, 24, was spotted by plain-clothes police at the bottom of Minet Drive in Hayes, after officers noticed an unusually large number of people walking down the residential road on October 20, 2017.