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Famous Quotes & Quotations About The Police:

A really good detective never gets married.
~ Raymond Chandler.

All parts of the society need to feel that the police service is their police service, and that does not happen unless all parts of society are represented in the police.
~ Chris Patten.

He may be a very nice man. But I haven't got the time to figure that out. All I know is, he's got a uniform and a gun and I have to relate to him that way. That's the only way to relate to him because one of us may have to die.
~ James Baldwin.

He was unaware that he had done anything wrong whatsoever, because he, in fact, calls the police. He was calling for help from police. Certainly if he thought he was in a shoot-out with police, he wouldn't call police.
~ Dick Harpootlian.

At one time my only wish was to be a police official. It seemed to me to be an occupation for my sleepless intriguing mind. I had the idea that there, among criminals, were people to fight: clever, vigorous, crafty fellows. Later I realized that it was good that I did not become one, for most police cases involve misery and wretchedness - not crimes and scandals.
~ Soren Kierkegaard.

Clearly our community is feeling the impact of the decreased size of the police force. When you call and the police have to come, it can take 45 minutes. It's not their fault; they're not properly staffed. I think the police are outstanding in the way they respond to critical situations, but they can't respond to normal crimes.
~ John George.

Effective policing relies on the police having the confidence of the communities they serve, and this consultation gives the public an opportunity to contribute to the values and standards they expect of police officers.
~ Hazel Blears.

It is in our interests to let the police and their employers go on believing that the Underground is a conspiracy, because it increases their paranoia and their inability to deal with what is really happening. As long as they look for ringleaders and documents they will miss their mark, which is that proportion of every personality which belongs in the Underground.
~ Germaine Greer.

I've never had a problem with drugs. I've had problems with the police.
~ Keith Richards.

I've read a lot of court cases and media accounts about how innocent people wind up getting shot by police officers, and you'll take my word for it that none of them had anything to do with beetle collectors. A lot of it has to do with misinformation from people who don't know what they're talking about, who tell police things, and then the police accept it and then view a situation through the eyes of a person who didn't know what they were talking about.
~ Harry Zirlin.

Rodney King was about police abuse, O.J. was about police incompetence, and Rampart is about police corruption. That's a pretty grim picture for the LAPD. What Rodney King taught us is you can't ignore the problems and hope they will go away.
~ Laurie Levenson.

The art of the police is not to see what it is useless that it should see.
~ Napoleon I.

The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun.
~ George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant, 1950.

To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.
~ Albert Camus.

We have to have armies! We have to have military power! We have to have police forces, whether it's police in a great city or police in an international scale to keep those madmen from taking over the world and robbing the world of its liberties.
~ Billy Graham.

You are thought here to be the most senseless and fit man for the constable of the watch, therefore bear you the lantern.
~ William Shakespeare.

The Harvard University Police Department, among other university police forces, is endowed with the power of public police forces, including the power to arrest, but today does not comply with the rules of public reporting that bind public police forces.
~ William Marra.

The press needs the police and the police need the press. We all know our police departments are severely undermanned and they rely on the community. If the community is aware of what's going on and takes the bull by the horn with police, crime will diminish and fear will diminish.
~ Paul Lindenmuth.

The whole notion that police officers won't cooperate, this blue wall of silence thing -- the police commissioner and I challenged the police officers to break that silence, ... And one police officer -- a police officer, not a civilian -- came forward and courageously gave the district attorney the information that really has helped to pull this case together.
~ Rudy Giuliani.

There's only two people in your life you should lie to... the police and your girlfriend.
~ Jack Nicholson.

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