French Police Vocabulary

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maintenir de l'ordre

to uphold the law

la police

police, policing

le poste de police

police station

l'agent

policeman

la femme agent

policewoman

le policier

policeman

le fourgon

police van

les menottes

handcuffs

l'empreinte digitale

finrgerprint

le portrait-robot

photofit

un indice

a clue

la balance

grass/informer

mener une enquête

carry out an investigation/enquiry

patrouiller

patrol

contrôler

to check

fouiller

to search (person/car)

élucider

to solve

le motard

motercycle policeman

le casier judiciaire

police record

le constat

report of accident

la carte d'identité

id card

la pièce officielle

official document (proving id)

une arrestation

an arrest

interpeller

to question

la fouille

search (noun) (person/car)

le dossier

file

la police de proximité

community policing

les flics

the cops

le soupçon

suspicion

dresser une contravention

to book, fine

perquisitionner

to search (premises)

appréhender

to arrest

placer en garde à vue

to hold in custody

relâcher

to release

libérer

to set free

détenir

to detain

antiterroriste

anti-terrorist

inculpé de

charged with

admettre

to admit

avouer

to confess

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