If a detective appears in your dream, this may be a sign that you may be attempting to solve an issue or are worrying about something that needs to be cleared up.
If a detective is following you within a dream, it may be a sign that other people want to know more about you. A dream about a police officer or army officer may suggest the importance of following correct procedure or correct behavior. Perhaps an aspect of your behavior in waking life is upsetting others?
Policemen can also represent the father figure, whilst a policewoman can bring to mind a dominant female in your life. A fireman relates to how you deal with your emotions or outbursts of energy.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Crocodile; Guardian; Mercury; Thunder; Watchman) A policeman in a dream represents security and peace, prayers, a secret friendship, a hidden love, protection against Satan or his party, or perhaps he may represent one’s guardian dog.
A policeman in a dream also represents the angel of death, a fright, or distress.
If a policeman brings his helpers with him in a dream, it means a scare, sorrows, sufferings, punishment, or a danger. He also may represent an evil person, a perfidious and a harmful beast or a lion.
If someone in authority sees himself befriending a policeman in a dream, it means that he will make a new covenant, or introduce an amendment to the law, or draft a new constitution which he will sign. Ifone sees himselfputting a policeman in prison in a dream, it means that he will engage in a political fight.
(Also see Crocodile; Lieutenant; Mercury’)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Father figure, authority, and person of respect—in short, a symbol for the superego.
A feeling of oppression and dissatisfaction, possibly a sign of immature masculinity. This dream image points to the danger of an impersonal and abstract consciousness. It challenges you to find out if you have a mind of your own or are strictly submitting to an authoritarian direction. Does law and order play a big role in your life? Or would you rather be a friend and helper? Maybe you should bring more of your own personality and opinions into the game. Take a chance, be more liberated and more responsible.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Sense of what is socially right or wrong— our feelings of what others would dislike or punish us for; our social rules of conduct rather than our innermost sense of lightness, therefore inhibitions; feelings of guilt or shame. Policewoman: more emphasis on moral issues connected with feeling values. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences