Definition Of patrolman


a patrolling police officer.

Instead of arriving at the central police station, the patrolman pulled into a satellite station.

Example Of patrolman

  • A patrolman should do duty in his home precinct, one said, ‘because he is more familiar with conditions’.

  • A few years later, the NYPD instituted the ‘mutual transfer,’ in which two patrolmen simply switched precincts.

  • Again, we're expecting an additional 80 highway patrolmen in here.

  • But police say a sharp-eyed patrolman helped prevent a much larger tragedy there.

  • Concerned for both her safety, and that of other road users, the patrolman then called police.

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