protective sweep

Definition of "protective sweep"
  1. A brief search for safety purposes, specifically confined to a quick visual check of places where someone could potentially conceal themselves
How to use "protective sweep" in a sentence
  1. The officers made a protective sweep of the property before entering.
  2. Based on suspicions of a hidden threat, a protective sweep was deemed necessary.
  3. On the grounds of officer safety, a protective sweep of the premises was conducted.

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