detective force

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I would rather have Toby's help than that of the whole detective force of London.
He was a young but trusted member of the detective force, who had distinguished himself in several cases which had been intrusted to him.
It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake.
As a Justice of the Peace he organised the detective force that became Scotland Yard.
1842: The first regular British detective force was formed.
Reyes, a fourth-year high school student at the time, was waiting for a bus last May when plainclothes members of the Policia de Investigaciones (PDI), Chile's detective force, seized him and forced him into an unmarked car.
Coming from a Catholic, farming background, Mallon rose rapidly in the ranks of the Dublin Metropolitan Police and was soon promoted to the detective force, or G Division, which he was later to lead.
For detectives, see Report of the Departmental Commission appointed by the Secretary of State for the Home Department to inquire into the State, Discipline, and Organisation of the Detective Force of the Metropolitan Police, 1878, 135, National Archives, H045/9442/66692.
PLAIN' CLOTHED: A group of sternfaced, moustachioed and bearded body of solid citizens was the detective force deployed when the Prince and Princess of Wales were in Newcastle on June 20,1900.
Harriet loves a good mystery, and together she and her aunts are always interested in a new case, so when she discovers lost cowgirl aunt named Formica, she already envisions an addition to their detective force.
His influence on crime fiction fostered the development of a genre, while his characters and plots were based on his observations of the fledgling police detective force when he was a reporter and accompanied them on their nightly patrols.
Her father created the character of Chief Inspector Pel, head of the detective force in Dijon, the capital of Burgundy.