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    Dear friends and Teachers,

    - A police officer who is sent to a criminal gang to find evidence to prove them guilty is called a "insider policer" or "insider"?

    Thanks a million!

    NamSteven

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    Quote Originally Posted by namsteven View Post
    Dear friends and Teachers,

    - A police officer who is sent to a criminal gang to find evidence to prove them guilty is called a "insider policer" or "insider"?

    Thanks a million!

    NamSteven
    "undercover cop".
    "Insider" can mean too many things for someone to know that you mean undercover policeman.

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    "insider policer" or "insider"?
    I haven't heard of those.
    Undercover police?

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    Quote Originally Posted by namsteven View Post
    - A police officer who is sent to a criminal gang to find evidence to prove them guilty is called a "insider policer" or "insider"?

    Hi,

    I think it woks.

    "Insider" may mean "someone within an organization or group who knows about all the things happening in it".

    Ex: According to a council insider, the library’s budget is to be cut again.

    Not a teacher

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    Undercover (police) officer
    Someone on the inside

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    I haven't heard of those.
    Undercover police?

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    Yes, what do you call them?
    Urban Dictionary: undercover
    Definition 2.

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    insider
    There was a bank robbery and police believe it was a inside job. - Someone from the bank personnel was involved.

    Also, 'insider trading' in stock market which is illegal.

    'Insider' cannot be applied in this context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeUyenHoc View Post
    Hi,

    I think it woks.

    "Insider" may mean "someone within an organization or group who knows about all the things happening in it".

    Ex: According to a council insider, the library’s budget is to be cut again.
    Your example is a good one, but a police officer pretending to be a criminal so he would be trusted by other criminals wouldn't really be an insider although he would hope to be mistaken for one. If he were really an insider then he would be a criminal himself.

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    Hi RonBee,

    Thank you very much.

    I caught on you.

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