Police Words - Lesson 03

The verb "to arrest" is a word that you will use in your interview. Be you a patrolling officer or not, the verb to arrest and the expression under arrest should be in your vocabulary.


This criminal is under arrest. He was arresteb by police.

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Vocabulary

part of speech
Meaning Example sentence
arrest

verb
take into police control My partner arrested the man who set fire to the building.
assailant

noun
person who assaults or attacks Did you see the assailant run away?
at large (on the loose)

preposition + adjective
not caught, running free I'm afraid that the man who robbed the bank is still at large.
armed and dangerous

adjective
is carrying a weapon and has a violent background Do not approach the thief if you see him. He is considered armed and dangerous.
back-up

noun
police that are called in to support or help We're calling for back up now that we know she has a gun.
bail

noun
large amount of money that someone pays as a promise to appear in cour Your husband's bail is posted at 20, 000 dollars.
baton (night stick)

noun
heavy stick that police use for controlling crowds or defending themselves No, we don't carry guns. We only have batons.
book someone

verb
register someone as a criminal We're taking your brother down to the station to book him.
break into

verb
enter a residence, car, or business illegally Do you have any idea who would have broken into your car?
burglar

noun
a person who breaks into a home or business and steals items We think the burglar got in through your chimney.