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Police officers are some of the most important people in our society. They risk their lives every day to keep us safe, and they deserve our respect. But what most people don’t know is that being a police officer is more than just a job- it’s a way of life. In this blog post, we will explore the fascinating history of the police force and learn about the men and women who have dedicated their lives to keeping us safe.

Here are the most known Officer, Power, Community, Time, Crime, Local, Force Calling Meme quotes from The Police, and much more.


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About The Police

country of the author

London, England

genre of the author

New Wave, Reggae Rock, Post-Punk, Pop Rock

date of the author

Years Active:
1977-1984, 1986, 2003, 2007-2008

institution of the author

Illegal, A&M

productions of the author

Associated Acts:
Strontium 90, Eberhard Schoener


We are very grateful for what the Ontario provincial government is doing, and for cooperation from provincial and local police forces all across Canada. — Paul Cellucci

I’d rather have a daughter in a whorehouse than a son in The Police force,’ Esther used to rage to anyone who would listen. — John Waters

It is obvious that the RUC is no longer accepted as an impartial police force. — Jack Lynch

Dictators must have enemies. They must have internal enemies to justify their secret police and external enemies to justify their military forces. — Richard Perle

The Police are very mean people sometimes vince staples quote

Every woman wants to be wanted–just not by the entire Metropolitan police force. — Kathy Lette

A police force, wherever they are, is made up of amazing people, and I respect them a great deal. — Nancy Mckeon

I realize I will always be the poster child for police brutality, but I can try to use that as a positive force for healing and restraint. — Rodney King

It used to be that a fellow went on The Police force when everything else failed, but today he goes in the advertising game. — Kin Hubbard

I can see that in certain political situations you have to use force to overthrow police states. — Pierre Trudeau

i m not against The Police i m just afraid of them alfred hitchcock quote

Cannibal: epicures who abstain from alcohol and tobacco. As moral guides, they are underutilized in The Police forces of modern societies. — Bauvard

We aren’t going to let any mace stop us. We are masters in our nonviolent movement in disarming police forces; they don’t know what to do. — Martin Luther King

Our job is to help Iraq forces be better equipped, to help their police be able to deal with these extremists and to help their government succeed. — George W. Bush

Given our examination of the behavior of our police forces at this moment the question of protection has an extra resonance, yes? — Laura Mullen

The police are very mean people sometimes. — Vince Staples

I’m not against The Police; I’m just afraid of them. — Alfred Hitchcock

There’s no police like Holmes. — James Joyce


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The police are the public and the public are The Police. — Robert Peel

The police belongs to the people and the people belong to The Police. — Todor Zhivkov

If you look at the history of the FBI, it has become effectively America’s political police. — Julian Assange

Police are not all bad guys. Nobody is all bad guys. — Karl A. Menninger

I play bad golf for good charities like the LA Police. — Robert Stack

Who knows about this?–Just me, The Police, the killer, and now you. — Steig Larsson

Police are bureaucrats with weapons. — David Graeber


Most good police officers are very open–minded. The bad ones are the ones who are close–minded. — Peter James

It is a lot harder now to be a police officer than what it used to be. — Steven Seagal

What police officer would dare ticket Death’s minivan? — Augusten Burroughs

With any new civilization… they have to have their own officers and police and governments and all that. — Jimi Hendrix

If a police officer arrests a mime, does he need to tell him he has the right to remain silent. — Jess Walter

My favorite people to have fun with are police officers ’cause they’re so serious, you know. — Gabriel Iglesias

In my opinion, New York City police officers are brave. — Heath Ledger

The biggest qualification to be a good police officer is to have a high degree of emotional intelligence. — Peter James

We need to support our police officers and make sure that community policing becomes something that becomes the standard across the country. — Chris Christie

Firefighters, police officers and state troopers place themselves in harm’s way every day, every week, every year. — James Mcgreevey

I’ve been a police officer for over 20 years, and I’ve investigated murders and all kinds of different crimes. — Steven Seagal

Surely the fact that a uniformed police officer is wearing his hair below his collar will make him no less identifiable as a policeman. — Thurgood Marshall

Reading isn’t an occupation we encourage among police officers. We try to keep the paperwork down to a minimum. — Joe Orton

My family are police officers, detectives. My brother Mitch is FBI. Mitch is like that–a stern enforcer. — Bernie Mac

I came to Ottawa with the firm belief that the only people in this country who should have guns are police officers and soldiers. — Allan Rock

We need to rebuild bonds of trust between our police officers and our communities. — Hillary Clinton

When a police officer tells you to stay in the car, you stay in the car. — Reese Witherspoon

I will lobby tirelessly in cooperation with other mayors around the country to insure that federal funding for our recently added police officers continues. — Alan Autry

To me, there’s only 5 real jobs in America: Police Officers, Teachers, Firefighters, Doctors, and the Military Service. — Charles Barkley

I think every school needs a protection plan with a either police officer or certified armed security. — Wayne Lapierre

A police officer wears a uniform. They’re sworn to uphold the law. They’re public servants. And they should not be above the law. — Marc Morial

In the last 5 years I’ve been working with the LAPD, training police officers in first aid and CPR. — Bobby Sherman

Now, I don’t see color. People tell me I’m white and I believe them because police officers call me ‘sir’. — Stephen Colbert


Local people do want to see more police on the streets. — Theresa May

The toilets at a local police station have been stolen. Police say they have nothing to go on. — Ronnie Barker

Getting into a fight with a popular senior. Pissing off a school teacher and the local chief of police. Hanging with two major–league losers.’ She slapped my back. ‘Welcome to high school. — Harlan Coben

As the local police department might want to decrypt a phone of a criminal suspect, so would the Chinese or the Russian or the Iranian intelligence agencies like to be able to do exactly the same thing. — Matt Blaze

I will work with local police and appoint the best prosecutors and federal investigators, whose mission will be to ensure every American is safe. — Donald Trump


The way you make communities safer and police safer is through community policing. — Tim Kaine

I’m not blind to the fact that we have to do a better job with our relationships between the community and police.–Stephanie Rawlings — Blake

We have to restore trust between communities and The Police. — Hillary Clinton

we have to restore trust between communities and The Police hillary clinton quote

We need to demilitarize local police departments so that they do not look like occupying armies. We want police departments that look like the communities they are serving. — Bernie Sanders

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Rebuilding our communities where The Police and citizens all see themselves as being on the same side will require contributions from all of us. — Hillary Clinton

You need better relationships between the communities and The Police, because in some cases, it’s not good. — Donald Trump

So we want to make sure that happens is that we build a relationship with The Police department and the community that results in better policing and better cooperation with the community. — Al Sharpton

I think we’re all safer when The Police respect the communities they’re supposed to serve, and the communities respect the law. — Hillary Clinton

I’m going to do everything I can to restore trust and build back those bonds between The Police and communities. — Hillary Clinton

The truth of the matter is that the problem of police shootings and reactions in the community. — Barack Obama

I think it`s fair to say there`s some significant portion of the community that doesn`t feel they can take the Charlotte police at their word. — Chris Hayes

Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on. — Robert Kennedy

This particular consent decree not only looks at The Police department, but it also looks at how we engage our community. — Catherine E. Pugh

We have greater awareness of where we’re falling short than we used to. Just take the example of community police relations. — Barack Obama

We have to work with The Police. We have to make sure they respect the communities and the communities respect them. — Hillary Clinton

We need safe communities that are free from methamphetamine and a federal commitment to stand next to state leadership and law enforcement in the fight against this epidemic. — Rick Larsen

There is a problem here in America when it comes to police violence and gun violence, that I believe is being ignored by not giving the proper resources to communities. — Jumaane Williams

We need to do a better job of working, again, with the communities, faith communities, business communities, as well as The Police to try to deal with this problem. — Hillary Clinton


I still believe that at any time the no–talent police will come and arrest me. — Mike Myers

People were encouraged to snitch. [South Africa] was a police state, so there were police everywhere. There were undercover police. There were uniformed police. The state was being surveilled the entire time. — Trevor Noah

The mugger who is arrested is back on the street before The Police officer, but the person mugged may not be back on the street for a long time, if ever. — Mario Cuomo

I find it peculiar when people scoff at one bold idea, and yet they’ll then turn over and watch a man travel through time in a police phone box. — Tom Mison

I mean it used to be, there was a time … when lynchings of African Americans were not that incredibly rare. Now the lynchings are The Police and it’s just an outrage. — Ben Stein

If I could tour with anyone, I’d go with either Maroon 5, or Dave Matthews. No lets go with Sting, he will be my all time favorite…wait no I want to go on tour with the Police. — Ryan Cabrera

It was that depressing time in the early morning where the only people about were milkmen, police officers–and time travellers. — Jacqueline Rayner

I was in the Square at the time. The crowd was a most good–humoured, easy going, smiling crowd; but presently it was transformed. A regiment of mounted police came cantering up. — Edward Carpenter

It’s about time law enforcement got as organized as organized crime. — Rudy Giuliani

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

They [police] do me like that all the time! ‘What you work for?’. — Miles Davis

I’m in prison. But my heart and mind is free. Gangsta haters on the streets are doing more time than me. They need 30 police escorts with them every time they walk down the street. — Suge Knight

I got in trouble with The Police, and that was a rude awakening. That was it. I’d seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it. — Bryan Adams

I don’t think cops should wear mirrored sunglasses; the whole time the guy was chewing me out, all I could think was I should cut my bangs. — Bonnie Mcfarlane


The idea that The Police cannot ask questions of the person that knows most about the crime is an infamous decision. — Edwin Meese

child pornography is the only crime that you cannot report to The Police as an eyewitness doug stanhope quote

In England, if you commit a crime, The Police don’t have a gun and you don’t have a gun. If you commit a crime, The Police will say ‘Stop, or I’ll say stop again.’ — Robin Williams

Child pornography is the only crime that you cannot report to The Police as an eyewitness. — Doug Stanhope

We’re getting rid of bureaucracy, so that we’re releasing time for police officers to be crime fighters and not form writers. — Theresa May

The key is to commit crimes so confusing that police feel too stupid to even write a crime report about them. — R. K. Milholland

If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim who can do it. The felon does not fear The Police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore what he must be taught to fear is his victim. — Jeff Cooper

I hadn’t realized until I covered The Police beat just how seedy crime is. — Jessica Savitch

Popular culture tells you that schools and parents don’t know what’s going on, The Police are dogs, politicians are all liars and scum, and any crime that’s not committed by the Mafia is done by the CIA. — Stanley Crouch


I]f you want instant, reflexive support for the US government’s police and military powers, MSNBC is the place to turn these days. — Glenn Greenwald

The main political problem is how to prevent The Police power from becoming tyrannical. This is the meaning of all the struggles for liberty. — Ludwig Von Mises

A house is never apolitical. It is conceived, constructed, occupied, and policed by people with power, needs, and fears. — Carmen Maria Machado

September 11th does not justify ignoring the Constitution by creating broad new federal police powers. The rule of law is worthless if we ignore it whenever crises occur. — Ron Paul

Just as The Police review their operational tactics, so we in the Home Office will review the powers available to The Police. — Theresa May

The most personal thing I’ve put in [Touch of Evil] is my hatred of the abuse of police power. It’s better to see a murderer go free than for a policeman to abuse his power. — Orson Welles

Are they really gods?’ ‘I never worry about theological questions,’ said Nightingale. ‘They exist, they have power and they can breach the Queen’s peace–that makes them a police matter. — Ben Aaronovitch

So, he reasoned, if you can identify the sources of a government’s power–people working in civil service, police and judges, even the army–then you know what a dictatorship depends on for its existence. — Gene Sharp

I urge you to examine in your own mind the assumptions which must lay behind using The Police power to insist that once–sovereign spirits have no choice but to submit to being schooled by strangers. — John Taylor Gatto

I saw in the Nineties that we were increasing police power with get tough policies and 3 strikes laws, but without additional oversights. — Van Jones

THE POLICE Quotes Take Away

The Police are one of the most successful rock bands in history, and their lyrics are often full of wisdom. We’ve shared some of our favorite quotes from this iconic band, and we hope they provide you with a little bit of inspiration as you go about your day.

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