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
    scientific tests or techniques used in the investigation of crimes
    the systematic gathering up of suspects by the police
    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
    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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