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.

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In the relatively near future, that’s probably only one undertaking: a new police station, 14 years off. Hillary Davis, latimes.com, "Voters will be asked whether to approve borrowing for high-ticket items but there is only one project on the horizon," 30 June 2018 Property prices have also gone up, and a new police station has opened across from the compound. Chris Horton, New York Times, "Don’t Call It an Embassy: U.S. Gives Its Taiwan Ties a $250 Million Upgrade," 31 May 2018 In Hotan there is a new police station every 300 metres or so. The Economist, "China has turned Xinjiang into a police state like no other," 31 May 2018 In addition, three new office buildings have been built just east of City Hall on North Street, a new police station is under construction on the municipal campus, and the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater on the lawn is being expanded. John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star, "7 developments are adding vibrancy to downtown Fishers," 24 May 2018 According to the Atlanta Constitution Journal, the woman came into the police station to file a formal complaint about an alleged assault by another police officer in a different jurisdiction. Paula Rogo, Essence.com, "Kentucky Detective Assaults Rape Victim After She Files Complaint Against Another Officer," 14 May 2018 According to court documents, Castaneda — who also went by the name Helbock-Castaneda — had been reported missing Dec. 23, 2015 when her sister walked into a police station and said Castaneda had not been seen in nearly three weeks. Ian Cummings, kansascity, "Paroled murderer charged in beating death of Kansas City woman two years ago | The Kansas City Star," 6 Mar. 2018 Officers opened a locked police station security door to the man, who lived in a nearby apartment, Comes said. Emilio Morenatti, The Seattle Times, "Spanish police shoot man dead in suspected terror attack," 20 Aug. 2018 Those who escaped the gunman were at the police station and unreachable. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, "'I don't know what else to do': Grieving Capital Gazette journalists cover the massacre of their own newsroom," 29 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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