Quick Grammar Lesson
Police and the police are plural nouns.
• Police are still searching for the fugitives.
• The police were called.
Do not say “a police” to mean one police officer. Say a police officer, an officer, a police man, a police woman, or a cop. So, the next time you saw a police officer arrested a thief, don’t say “A police arrested the thief” say “A police officer arrested the thief” instead.
The following words are the synonyms for a police officer; they are slang words:
– cop (US) – shorten from ‘copper’
– copper (UK)
– po-po (US)
– Five-O – taken from the famous TV series “Hawaii Five-O”