Leonard has hung with cops, ridden in squad cars, sat in the courtrooms and precinct houses, seen busts up close.
Inside the precinct of the Highway Patrol, officers asked each other what Woods had to hide.
They were downstairs in the precinct, not-quite arrested, not-quite free to go, just yet.
That is no doubt a cause for great anxiety for the precinct commander.
In an effort to gain early attention, he focused his attention on the Iowa precinct caucuses, which had never mattered much.
He was followed by the police sergeant who had been on desk duty at the Eighth precinct on Tuesday morning.
On one of these nights the Captain of the precinct was present in plain clothes.
A relief committee from the Columbia precinct reported 2,500 destitute.
While they hold office, they shall dwell within the precinct of the God.
Every man, when he goes into a ward or precinct, should be registered.
c.1400, prasaynt (mid-15c. as precincte), "district defined for purposes of government or representation," from Medieval Latin precinctum "enclosure, boundary line," noun use of neuter past participle of Latin praecingere "to gird about, surround," from prae- "before" (see pre-) + cingere "to surround, encircle" (see cinch (v.)).