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She is British (it says so on her site). Using plural verbs with organizations ("the police are coming", etc.) is perfectly correct British English; same for "at university" [1].

[1] http://www.amazon.co.uk/Writing-at-University-Phyllis-Creme/...

You are correct, though "the police are coming" isn't really a good example as that is proper American English, too.

"the police is coming" is not correct American English, so it's unclear what you have revealed by using "the police are coming".

I'm not a native speaker, and learned British English in school, American English through informal practice while living there, so I may not have picked the greatest example. :)

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