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bush patrol

Kissing and caressing. I heard you were on bush patrol with Andrea last night—did it lead to anything more?
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on patrol

In the process of moving around some area in order to observe, inspect, or protect it. There are only two guards on patrol, so there should be plenty of opportunities to slip in undetected. Officers Smith and McCluskey, you'll be on patrol in the east district tonight.
See also: on, patrol

(out) on patrol

away from a central location, watching over a distant or assigned area. (Said especially of police and soldiers.) Officer Smith is out on patrol and cannot see you now. The soldiers who are on patrol on this snowy night must be very cold.
See also: on, patrol

bush patrol

1. n. a session of necking and petting. (Here patrol has the military meaning of assignment.) Martha and Paul spent the evening on bush patrol.
2. n. an imaginary search through campus shrubbery to flush out the necking couples. Bush patrol starts at midnight, so be in by then.
See also: bush, patrol
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The discussion of patrols and patrolling in the new manual is not totally new.
Some of the fault lies with policies of Customs and Border Protection, which includes the Border Patrol.
Law enforcement agencies have used saturation patrols much longer than checkpoints, sometimes under a different name or no name at all.
Patrols work in a very friendly team and many patrols have been with the service for a number of years and are now crossing second generations of families.
Slave Patrols is a valuable resource for scholars seeking to learn more about some neglected aspects of southern (and American) history.
Finally, by establishing goals and priorities to determine where they need police patrols, officers can attack these hot spots in an effective and efficient manner.
It should be noted, however, that in the Newark Foot Patrol Experiment, researchers recorded a significant reduction in citizens' fear of typical street crimes and an increase in generalized feelings of personal safety when foot patrols (as opposed to motor patrols) were deployed.
In addition, periodic saturation patrols and driver's license checkpoints can place a strong police presence in these areas.