police work

Definitions of police work
  1. noun
    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
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    investigating, investigation
    the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
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