The word “police” is not found in the KJV. Other translations use the term “police” as follows:
Greek Strong's # 5257 – hypēretēs – translated as officer, minister, and servant in the KJV.
Greek Strong's # 4755 – stratēgos – translated as captain and magistrate in the KJV.
Greek Strong's # 4465 – rhabdouchos – translated as sergeant in the KJV. (Literally means fasces holder – see fascism)
Holman Christian Standard Bible, Holman Bible Publishers, 2008.
Matthew 26:58 - Meanwhile, Peter was following Him at a distance right to the high priest’s courtyard. He went in and was sitting with the temple police  to see the outcome.
Mark 14:54 - Peter followed Him at a distance, right into the high priest’s courtyard. He was sitting with the temple police , warming himself by the fire.
Mark 14:65 - Then some began to spit on Him, to blindfold Him, and to beat Him, saying, “Prophesy!” The temple police  also took Him and slapped Him.
Luke 22:4 - He went away and discussed with the chief priests and temple police  how he could hand Him over to them.
Luke 22:52 - Then Jesus said to the chief priests, temple police , and the elders who had come for Him, “Have you come out with swords and clubs as if I were a criminal?
John 7:32 - The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these things about Him, so the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple police  to arrest Him.
John 7:45 - Then the temple police  came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, “Why haven’t you brought Him?”
John 7:46 - The police  answered, “No man ever spoke like this!”
John 18:3 - So Judas took a company of soldiers and some temple police  from the chief priests and the Pharisees and came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.
John 18:12 - Then the company of soldiers, the commander, and the Jewish temple police  arrested Jesus and tied Him up.
John 18:18 - Now the slaves and the temple police  had made a charcoal fire, because it was cold. They were standing there warming themselves, and Peter was standing with them, warming himself.
John 18:22 - When He had said these things, one of the temple police  standing by slapped Jesus, saying, “Is this the way you answer the high priest?”
John 19:6 - When the chief priests and the temple police  saw Him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!” Pilate responded, “Take Him and crucify Him yourselves, for I find no grounds for charging Him.”
Acts 4:1 - Now as they were speaking to the people, the priests, the commander of the temple police , and the Sadducees confronted them,
Acts 5:22 - But when the temple police  got there, they did not find them in the jail, so they returned and reported,
Acts 5:24 - As the commander of the temple police  and the chief priests heard these things, they were baffled about them, as to what could come of this.
Acts 5:26 - Then the commander went with the temple police  and brought them in without force, because they were afraid the people might stone them.
Acts 16:35 - When daylight came, the chief magistrates sent the police  to say, “Release those men!”
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001Acts 16:38 - Then the police  reported these words to the magistrates. They were afraid when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens.
Acts 16:35 - But when it was day, the magistrates sent the police , saying, “Let those men go.”
Weymouth New Testament, Richard Francis Weymouth, 1902Acts 16:38 - The police  reported these words to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Roman citizens.
John 18:3 - So Judas, followed by the battalion and by a detachment of the Temple police  sent by the High Priests and Pharisees, came there with torches and lamps and weapons.
John 18:12 - So the battalion and their tribune and the Jewish police  closed in, and took Jesus and bound Him.
New Living Translation, Tyndale Charitable Trust, 2004John 18:18 - Now because it was cold the servants and the police  had lighted a charcoal fire, and were standing and warming themselves; and Peter too remained with them, standing and warming himself.
Acts 16:35 - The next morning the city officials sent the police  to tell the jailer, “Let those men go!”
DEFINITIONSActs 16:38 - When the police  reported this, the city officials were alarmed to learn that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens.
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Webster’s Dictionary of the English Language, 1828POLICE
CONTROLLED MEANING: Officers hired to protect the public from crime and keep the peace – to enforce the law.
ACTUAL MEANING: The enforcement arm of the State to protect the interests of state from being damaged or compromised by the public; to keep the public submissive and under control, and collect revenue from the public for government use. Police are not hired to protect the people; they are hired to protect the state from the people. Police are government strong-arm hirelings whose job is to intimidate and suppress the public and force them to do the bidding of the politicians and bankers.
Bouvier’s Law Dictionary, 1856POLICE, noun [Latin politia; Gr. city.]
1. The government of a city or town; the administration of the laws and regulations of a city or incorporated town or borough; as the police of London, of New York or Boston. The word is applied also to the government of all towns in New England which are made corporations by a general statute, for certain purposes.
2. The internal regulation and government of a kingdom or state.
3. The corporation or body of men governing a city.
4. In Scottish, the pleasure-ground about a gentleman's seat.
Black’s Law Dictionary, 1st Edition, 1891; 2nd Edition, 1910POLICE.
1. That species of superintendence by magistrates which has principally for its object the maintenance of public tranquility among the citizens. The officers who are appointed for this purpose are also called the police.
2. The word police has three significations, namely; 1. The first relates to the measures which are adopted to keep order, the, laws and ordinances on cleanliness, health, the markets, &c. 2. The second has for its object to procure to the authorities the means of detecting even the smallest attempts to commit crime, in order that the guilty may be arrested before their plans are carried into execution, and delivered over to the justice of the country. 3. The third comprehends the laws, ordinances and other measures which require the citizens to exercise their rights in a particular form.
3. Police has also been divided into administrative police, which has for its object to maintain constantly public order in every part of the general administration; and into judiciary police, which is intended principally to prevent crimes by punishing the criminals. Its object is to punish crimes which the administrative police has not been able to prevent.
Police is the function of that branch of the administrative machinery of government which is charged with the preservation of public order and tranquility, the promotion of the public health, safety, and morals, and the prevention, detection, and punishment of crimes. The police of a state, in a comprehensive sense, embraces its whole system of internal regulation, by which the state seeks not only to preserve the public order and to prevent offenses against the state, but also to establish for the intercourse of citizen with citizen those rules of good manners and good neighborhood which are calculated to prevent a conflict of rights, and to insure to each the uninterrupted enjoyment of his own, so far as is reasonably consistent with a like enjoyment of
rights by others. Cooley, Const. Lim. '572.
It is defined by Jeremy Bentham in his works:
“Police is in general a system of precaution, either for the prevention of crime or of calamities. Its business may be distributed into eight distinct branches:
(1) Police for the prevention of offenses;
(2) police for the prevention of calamities;
(3) police for the prevention of epidemic diseases;
(4) police of charity;
(5) police of interior communications;
(6) police of public amusements;
(7) police for recent intelligence;
(8) police for registration.
Ballentine’s Law Dictionary, James A. Ballentine, Third Edition, 1969POLICE OFFICER.
One of the staff of men employed in cities and towns to enforce the municipal police, i. e., the laws and ordinances for preserving the peace and good order of the community. Otherwise called “policeman."
Verb: To keep order. To keep clean, particularly the ground around buildings of the military.
Noun: The law-enforcing department of a state or local government having the duty of maintaining order, detecting crimes, and making arrests. Peace officers. In the broadest sense, inclusive of both administrators and magistrates. State ex rel. Walsh v Hine. 59 C’onn 50. 21 A 1024.
Black’s Law Dictionary, 5th Edition, 1979police department.
The department of a municipal government, consisting of a head, usually known as the chief of police, captains, lieutenants, inspectors, sergeants, detectives, patrolmen, traffic officers, and other officers within the broad category of policemen, which has the duty of maintaining order, detecting crime, and making arrests.
Branch of the government which is charged with the preservation of public order and tranquility, the promotion of the public health, safety, and morals, and the prevention, detection, and punishment of crimes. See also Internal police; Peace (Peace officers); Sheriff.
One of the staff employed in cities and towns to enforce the municipal laws and ordinances for preserving the peace, safety, and .good order of the community. Also called "policeman" or "policewoman"; "patrolman" or "patrolwoman."
DOD/DOJ, US Code 42 §1437a.Police power.
An authority conferred by the American constitutional system in the Tenth Amendment, U.S. Const., upon the individual states, and, in turn, delegated to local governments, through which they are enabled to establish a special department of police; adopt such laws and regulations as tend to prevent the commission of fraud and crime, and secure generally the comfort, safety, morals, health, and prosperity of its citizens by preserving the public order, preventing a conflict of rights in the common intercourse of the citizens, and insuring to each an uninterrupted enjoyment of all the privileges conferred upon him or her by the general laws.
The power of the State to place restraints on the personal freedom and property rights of persons for the protection of the public safety, health, and morals or the promotion of the public convenience and general prosperity. The police power is subject to limitations of the federal and State constitutions, and especially to the requirement of due process. Police power is the exercise of the sovereign right of a government to promote order, safety, health, morals and general welfare within constitutional limits and is an essential attribute of government. Marshall v. Kansas City, Mo., 355 S.W.2d 877, 883.
MISCELLANEOUSpolice officer –
any person determined by a public housing agency to be, during the period of residence of that person in public housing, employed on a full-time basis as a duly licensed professional police officer by a Federal, State, or local government or by any agency thereof (including a public housing agency having an accredited police force).
Excellent article about history of the militarization of police:
https://ammo.com/articles/police-milita ... rveillance
Database of “bad apple” infractions:
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/ ... 299127002/
Police State News:
As well as the list of systemic crimes committed by the "policy enforcers":