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Descriptor English: Police
Descriptor Spanish: Policia
Descriptor Portuguese: Polícia
Descriptor French: Police
Entry term(s): Enforcement Officer, Law
Enforcement Officers, Law
Law Enforcement Officer
Law Enforcement Officers
Officer, Law Enforcement
Officer, Police
Officers, Law Enforcement
Officers, Police
Police Force
Police Forces
Police Officer
Police Officers
Tree number(s): M01.526.373.750
M01.526.760
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016495
Scope note: Agents of the law charged with the responsibility of maintaining and enforcing law and order among the citizenry.
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
OG organization & administration
PX psychology
SD supply & distribution
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Social Control, Formal (1971-1991)
Public MeSH Note: 92
History Note: 92
Related: Law Enforcement MeSH
DeCS ID: 29881
Unique ID: D016495
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/01/03
Revision Date: 2015/06/30
Police - Preferred
Concept UI M0025185
Scope note Agents of the law charged with the responsibility of maintaining and enforcing law and order among the citizenry.
Preferred term Police
Police Force - Broader
Concept UI M0025187
Preferred term Police Force
Entry term(s) Police Forces
Law Enforcement Officers - Broader
Concept UI M0025186
Preferred term Law Enforcement Officers
Entry term(s) Enforcement Officer, Law
Enforcement Officers, Law
Law Enforcement Officer
Officer, Law Enforcement
Officers, Law Enforcement
Police Officers - Narrower
Concept UI M0025188
Preferred term Police Officers
Entry term(s) Officer, Police
Officers, Police
Police Officer



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