Patrolman and Police officer


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Patrolman noun – A policeman who patrols a given region.
Police officer is a synonym for patrolman in law topic. In some cases you can use "Police officer" instead a noun "Patrolman", when it comes to topics like policeman. popular alternative
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Police officer

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Police officer noun – A member of a force charged with law enforcement at the local level.
Usage example: there were police officers directing traffic around the scene of the accident

Patrolman is a synonym for police officer (North American) in law topic. You can use "Patrolman" instead a noun phrase "Police officer", if it concerns topics such as officer of the law. popular alternative
Synonyms for Police officer
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