The presence of the police in any dream suggests that you are weighing a decision or an idea as to its harm or benefit.
If the police are interacting with you directly, consider what the context of the dream has to offer about your current life choices.
A dream involving a police officer symbolizes the establishment and its rules and regulations. It may also mean a failure on your part to fulfill and honor your responsibilities and promises.
To dream that you are arrested by the police suggests guilty feelings about your repressed emotions or sexuality.
To dream you are a police officer indicates your moral compass. Your dream may be directing you to a righteous path.
If you have recurring dreams of being a police officer, it may mean a guilty past. Your dream calls for you to look at your acts and wrongdoings from police perspective.
To dream that you are having difficulties in contacting the police suggests ineffectual authority. Take command of a given situation and be in control of the circumstances in your life.
To dream of being pulled over by police suggests taking time off from your busy schedule and refraining from stressful activities.
To see or dream that you are chasing a felon suggests a moral dilemma which you need to resolve.
To talk with a police officer means that you are in need of advice.
See also Meeting and Bailiff / Sheriff.
If you dream that you are a police officer, this represents your own sense of morality and conscience. Your unconscious mind may be trying to guide you down a straight path.
If you dream of being an undercover cop, you are feeling guilty about your past actions.
To dream that you or others are being chased by the police, suggests that you are trying to avoid responsibility for something.
2. Feelings of safety and security.
3. Warning against unsafe behavior; misfortune (being caught by police).
4. Guilt, emotional or sexual repression.
To see an officer, a desire to be protected.
See Critic and Judge.
If the arrest is just, you will have a season of unfortunate incidents.
To see police on parole, indicates alarming fluctuations in affairs.
If the police are chasing you, it suggests that you may be feeling some guilt about something that you have done or have been thinking of doing.
The police could be addressing Karmic Law as well as the laws in our physical world.
If you are feeling that you can’t meet all of your obligations and fear repercussions due to an unmet commitment, the police may be an unwelcome sight. On a more positive note and depending on the details of your dream, the police could symbolize support and protection. Your emotional response to the dream will provide you with good clues to interpreting this dream accurately. Old dream interpretation books say that dreaming about police is an indication that you will obtain unexpected assistance with a current problem.
Dreaming of the police denotes insecurity and dependence.
If the police detain you justly it evidences the presence of guilt. Now, if you are accused of something you have not done it expresses the injustices you suffer in real life: repressions (very often sexual) resulting from norms you must comply to.
If you break the rules, however the dream shows that you need to reaffirm yourself and you wish to overstep the limits imposed by others.
According to tradition, dreaming of a police officer portends that someone you love will help you.
See also Arrest, Handcuffs, Jail, Black Maria, etc.
Your own conscience.
Protection or security, or a desire for more.
Rules or requirements (yours, a group’s, society’s, etc.).
Laws (a country’s, nature’s, scientific, spiritual, etc.) or an issue regarding them (dislike, a desire for better enforcement, etc.).
A need to take responsibility for your actions.
Being asked to live up to an agreement you’ve made.
Calling the police can represent: a feeling or fear of threat or overwhelm; a need for protection or help.
Being afraid of the police can represent; fear of a real-life authority (the tax collector, your supervisor, etc.); fear of being falsely accused.
The police catching you breaking the law can represent: a feeling or fear of being accused, watched, or scrutinized; feeling a need to take more responsibility for yourself and your actions.
See also: Security; Protected, Being; Rule or Law; Authority Figure; Investigator; Blamed, Being; Catching Someone; Criminal; Crime
A source of protection that stands between you and danger (see Angel).
Your conscience is policing your decisions or actions, based on your own sense of morality or lawfulness.
Being arrested by the police may reveal that your current course of action should be figuratively “arrested.” Alternatively, the guilt generated by recent actions, or the fear of failure, causing halted progress.
Freudian: A manifestation of your Super Ego (see Authority Figures).
• Do you need to “police” your own activities more? Or are you doing something you shouldn’t and are scared of being caught?