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We always use a plural verb with police: • The police have arrested a friend of mine, (not 'The police has') • Do you think the police are well-paid? Note that a person in the police is 'a policeman / a policewoman / a police officer' (not 'a police').
Originally posted by joechip
(An example of singular "police" is rare in common usage. Like when you are comparing categories, ie, police and military, etc. You need to use the word "force" or something like it, like "department", to make it singular--it is not implied without strong context)
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by greeneyedleo
Yes, do tell us more about your taste in skirts.
Is the tight-fitting mid-thigh variety more appropriate for your thought policing? It must be, because that is the only thing I can think about now. Oh no.....it is working! Get out of my head.