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  • adjective That can be policed.


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police +‎ -able


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  • National Commissioner Jackie Selebi, in referring to more policeable crimes, had written, "The monitoring of the decreases and increases of these crimes will, consequently, serve as a fair indication of the success achieved by conventional policing on its own".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The number of police officers has been allowed to drop and it is no surprise that at the same time crimes the police themselves define as "more policeable crimes" have soared, Democratic Alliance

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Aussies's tried something similar I believe but found it un-policeable/enforceable.

    Army Rumour Service

  • If you don’t like that answer, choose any other such that the number of criminals it creates is policeable by a government you’d support.

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  • "I don't think these were meant to be policeable offences.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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