Why is the correct answer police officer and not policeman? Aren't they the same?
in English yes, I saw on another discussion in Israel an officer refers to military officers. I'm assuming they mean like NCIS but that assumption might be wrong.
Why is police officer not accepted? A policewoman is also a police officer.
Because it's gender based words for police, however the officer is a military officer. It's not like in the US. Apparently (from what natives in the discussions have said) officer is not the same thing as police officer. https://www.pealim.com/dict/4862-katzin/ and