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vice squad

 (vīs)
n.
A police division charged with enforcement of laws dealing with various forms of vice, such as gambling and prostitution.
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vice squad

n
(Law) a police division to which is assigned the enforcement of gaming and prostitution laws
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vice′ squad`

(vaɪs)
n.
a police squad charged with enforcing laws dealing with gambling, prostitution, narcotics, etc.
[1945–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vice squad - a police group to enforce laws against gambling and prostitution
police squad, squad - a small squad of policemen trained to deal with a particular kind of crime
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Translations

vice squad

nSittenpolizei f, → Sittendezernat nt, → Sitte f (sl)
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vice squad

n(squadra del) buon costume f
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A VICE Squad inspector attempted to obtain an arrest warrant for Cyril Smith, but was told to drop the case by a senior officer because of fears of 'political upheaval.'.
"When we first approached the Interior Ministry, we were informed that the vice squad was working on it but due to complications related to entering private property (an investigation) needed time," said the MP.
But when he is reassigned to the vice squad he has to keep his new colleagues in the dark to make sure the dodgy deal stays alive.
TONY PARSONS has revealed that it was a stint with The Vice Squad that informed his bestseller The Murder Bag.
The vice squad officers discovered the group changed vehicles often to throw off police.
A vice squad was established at the Bishkek Police Department on the initiative of its Chief Melis Turganbaev to combat crimes against public morality, the press service of the police department reported.
PUNK heroes VICE SQUAD are heading to Middlesbrough this weekend - for the first time in three decades.
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Summary: BEIRUT: A Syrian man is on the run from police after engaging in a shoot-out with a Vice Squad unit, the National News Agency (N.N.A.) said Friday.
VICE squad police have dealt a major blow to crime bosses who traffic in sex slaves.
It is not unusual for the Saudi vice squad to clamp down ahead of Valentine's Day, which it sees as encouraging relations between men and women outside of wedlock, the newspaper said.
Unexpectedly thrust in the center of a lethal conflict between dirty cops, he tries to help Vice squad member Laura Bulloch stay alive.