police work

DEFINITIONS OF: police work

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n the investigation of criminal activities

Synonyms:
police investigation
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detecting, detection, detective work, sleuthing
a police investigation to determine the perpetrator
forensics
scientific tests or techniques used in the investigation of crimes
roundup
the systematic gathering up of suspects by the police
surveillance
close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)
electronic surveillance
surveillance by electronic means (e.g. television)
vigil, watch
a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
stakeout
surveillance of some place or some person by the police (as in anticipation of a crime)
surveillance of disease
the ongoing systematic collection and analysis of data about an infectious disease that can lead to action being taken to control or prevent the disease
Type of:
investigating, investigation
the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
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