police station


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

The officer advised them to go to a police station. Fox News, "Police papers say Toronto shooter 'emotionally disturbed'," 20 Sep. 2018 So the cop put a shackle on his left arm and drove the teen to a police station, according to The Daily Herald. Josh Magness, kansascity, "He was handcuffed, shackled for attack on girlfriend — but still slipped free, cops say," 31 May 2018 Brunson and his wife, Norine, were detained in October 2016, after being summoned to a police station to discuss their application to renew a residency permit. Umar Farooq, latimes.com, "Trial opens for American pastor charged with terrorism and spying in Turkey," 16 Apr. 2018 In 2001, Abner Louima, the Haitian immigrant tortured in a New York City police station, agreed to an $8.7 million settlement with the city and its police union. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 12 July 2018 Philadelphia police arrested her and took her to a police station, where she was held 18 hours before posting bond. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "Court: TSA officers immune from most checkpoint lawsuits," 11 July 2018 Also, two police stations — one in the city of Gonaives and the other in Carrefour on the outskirts of metropolitan Port-au-Prince — were set ablaze. Jacqueline Charles, miamiherald, "As violent protests continue over gas prices, U.S. airlines cancel all flights to Haiti," 7 July 2018 Ironic, low-boil events ensue involving Marlina’s twisty bus trip to the police station, the travails of Marlina’s pregnant neighbor (Dea Panendra), misogynistic men and Marlina’s pivot to impromptu midwife. Gary Goldstein, latimes.com, "Review: Episodic Indonesian thriller 'Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts' simmers and bedevils," 5 July 2018 He was then approached by several police officers and taken to a police station, before later being released. Laura Smith-spark And Simon Cullen, CNN, "UK gay rights activist arrested in Russia as World Cup opens," 14 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of police station

: a place where local police officers work

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