Crime Fighting

Crime Fighting

See also Sleuthing.
Batman
devotes his life to fighting Gotham City’s criminals. [Comics: Berger, 160]
Canadian Mounties
(Royal Canadian Mounted Police) corps which gained a romantic reputation for daring exploits and persistence in trailing criminals. [Can. Hist.: NCE, 2367]
Dragnet
radio show in which justice is always served. [Radio: Buxton, 73]
Earp, Wyatt
(1848–1929) law officer and gunfighter of American West. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 819]
Kojak
hard-boiled, Manhattan plainclothes detective. [TV: Ter-race, I, 445]
Lone Ranger
arch foe of criminals in early west. [Radio: “The Lone Ranger” in Buxton, 143–144; Comics: Horn, 460; TV: Terrace, II, 34–35]
McGarrett, Steve
implacable nemesis of Hawaiian wrongdoers. [TV: “Hawaii Five-O” in Terrace, I, 342]
Ness, Eliot
G-man successfully subdues Prohibition gangsters. [TV: “The Untouchables” in Terrace, II, 402–403]
Peel, Sir Robert
(1788–1850) reorganized British police; established Irish constabulary. [Br. Hist.: Flexner, 276]
Purvis, Melvin
gunned down Dillinger outside Chicago theater (1934). [Am. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 464]
Scotland Yard
Criminal Investigation Department of Metropolitan Police. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 97]
Starsky and Hutch
plainclothes L.A. detectives break cases and hearts. [TV: Terrace, II, 317]
Superman
invincible scourge of crime. [Comics: Horn, 642–643]
Texas Rangers
19th-century constabulary thwarting villains. [Am. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1071]
Tracy, Dick
comic book cop. [Comics: Horn, 206–207]
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Wynyard Group, a market leader in serious crime fighting software, continues to build momentum in the Middle East expanding its operations and securing new customers in the region.
Bruce Wayne's mansion has apparently aged along with the character in all those years of crime fighting.
Summary: The Lebanese Army launched a phone application Friday that tries to involve users in crime fighting, allowing people to report suspicious vehicles, abductions or other security events.
LIVERPOOL will be the crime fighting capital of the UK with the arrival of the national Crimestoppers conference.
Crime fighting agencies will meet with members of the public to discuss the crime issues that need to be tackled in their area and to build confidence in the work that they do with the police to make communities safer.
Described as "the most sophisticated crime fighting tool" available, the Eurocopter EC 135T2I, will be based at RAFStAthan and patrol the skies of SouthWales, including the Gwent police force area.
She congratulated the efforts of the crime fighting partners in the North East, who together have helped bring about a 27% fall in robbery and a 26% reduction in burglary in the region over the last two years.
Now West Midlands Police are using the idea in a crime fighting campaign called Operation Momentum.
One major difference between Bratton's tenures in the nation's two largest cities is that Giuliani's top priority was crime fighting - Villaraigosa so far has spent more time emphasizing issues such as education and transportation.
She is a good match for the energetic Stephanie Plum, who slapsticks her way through detection and crime fighting no matter how many of her cars are blown up or employers' businesses she burns down.
Bedworth police and the county's largest business estate have launched the cycle patrols as part of a pioneering crime fighting team.
Officers wanted to distribute 200 of the self- assembly boxes to promote a crime fighting initiative.

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