police station

noun

Definition of police station

: the headquarters of the police for a locality

Examples of police station in a Sentence

They brought him down to the police station for questioning.
Recent Examples on the Web Police throughout the state have warned people who are buying or selling items in private deals to arrange meetings in safe places, including police station parking lots. Jesse Leavenworth, Hartford Courant, 11 May 2022 In a more minor role, Rory Culkin briefly steals the spotlight as a Lafferty brother who spends his time in the police station bellowing scripture, until Pyre and Taba manage to surprise him into breaking the act. Caroline Framke, Variety, 26 Apr. 2022 The car the woman drove was in the Lyndhurst police station lot with a flat tire. cleveland, 13 Apr. 2022 The Penskes were locked in a police station cell, only to be released soon afterward. New York Times, 26 Mar. 2022 Several trustees said that the current police station space, which the police department has occupied since the 1970s, is cramped and obsolete. chicagotribune.com, 25 Oct. 2021 The series finale of the long-running Fox and later NBC police station sitcom stayed true to the original spirit of the show while offering a genuinely twisty, hilarious final heist paying tribute to some of the show's best episodes. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 17 Sep. 2021 The research was conducted by independent think tank Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and is based on the populations covered by various police station jurisdictions in Delhi. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 24 Aug. 2021 The tab for the police station fire isn't so uncommon. Andy Mannix, Star Tribune, 19 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of police station

1820, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of police station was in 1820

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25 Jun 2022

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“Police station.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/police%20station. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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