Posted by David FG on June 13, 2006
In Reply to: Fugitive Unit or Fugitives Unit? posted by Hill on June 13, 2006
: Many police forces carry out the function of locating Fugitives. Should such a function be referred to as a Fugitive Unit or Fugitives Unit?
In my opinion it should be 'Fugitives' Unit': it is the unit charged with locating fugitives. 'Fugitive Unit' sounds like it is the unit itself which is the fugitive.
However, I am aware that government departments do not always pay the greatest attention to the niceties of usage.