To dream of police officers represents discipline, intervention, and enforcement of behavior. Rules or structure. Feelings about changes being forced on you or others. A need to restore sanity, rationality, or justice to a situation. A need for fairness, order, or following the rules to be respected. Feelings of being in trouble for not behaving or staying disciplined.
Positively, police may reflect the use of power or authority to force changes on people who are misbehaving. Keeping “assholes” in line. Beating up bullies or threatening people who are abusive to others. Choosing to make difficult changes that you know are in your best interest. Confronting lairs, rule breakers, or dodgy people. Feelings of security. Calming a situation down or fixing a situation that is a total mess. Intervening in a wrongdoing. Choosing to confront addiction. Providing help in a crisis. Keeping something sensitive or beautiful off-limits from bad people. Preventing recklessness. Calming a situation down.
Negatively, dreaming of police may represent your fear of change. It may also reflect feelings about yourself or others being too authoritarian or controlling. Forcing change on people when they don’t like it or don’t want it. Abusing authority, power, or your ability to protect people. Feeling like you are facing bad karma. Feeling you have no choice in a matter that requires change. Knowing you are misbehaving and not liking having to change. Problems with resisting change. Experiencing situations where there is a sense of “lawlessness” or arrogant abuse. Resisting confronting addictions. Avoiding punishment or facing consequences. Fearing someone else will get away with wronging you. Feeling that you were caught breaking rules.
Spiritually, police in a dream may reflect feelings about you life being controlled or guided by God. Feeling that God is forcing your to change or intervening to punish bad people with a life lesson.
If you are running away from police this symbolizes your attempts to resist changing habits or the way you think. You may also be afraid of change.
Being arrested in a dream symbolizes change that is being forced upon you, or some aspect of your personality.
To dream of police cars represents your ability to make decisions and guide yourself around in life that is focused on being disciplined or correcting problems.
Example: A woman dreamed of police officer raping her. In waking life she felt scared being alone while separated from her abusive husband and kept sleeping with men that ended up using her.
Example 2: A young man dreamed of running away from the police. In waking life he was trying very hard to avoid having to give up drugs when people he knew were trying to intervene in his life.
Example 3: A man dreamed seeing police arrested people. In waking life his boss at work as firing people for abusing privileges in the work place.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of screaming for the police to help her. In waking life she was frustrated with being unable to stop another woman from talking about her negatively behind her back.