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

One man was shot to death steps from a police station. Brad Heath, USA TODAY, "Baltimore police stopped noticing crime after Freddie Gray's death. A wave of killings followed.," 12 July 2018 The clergyman, also unidentified, told the man to go to authorities and accompanied him to the police station. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "Wisconsin man's plan to 'upskirt' women ruined after shoe camera explodes: police," 30 June 2018 When he was taken to the police station for booking around 6 p.m., the chaos continued for two hours, and it was captured on video. J.d. Capelouto, BostonGlobe.com, "Federal judge tosses case of man on ketamine who sued Bellingham police after wild melee at station," 29 June 2018 The man was taken to a nearby police station for a DUI investigation, Rasheta added. Kimberly Rapanut, azcentral, "Police: Man drives car into Mesa canal, no injuries," 12 June 2018 Authorities in the city received a call on Friday about a newborn baby found in the rubble of a construction site, and brought him back to the police station, according to CNN. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, "Police Officer Breastfeeds Abandoned Baby to Save Him from Starvation: 'Everybody Got So Happy'," 7 June 2018 People who are caught smoking will still be handcuffed and taken to a police station for fingerprinting to see if they’ve been arrested in connection with a violent crime in the last three years, on probation, parole, or have an open arrest warrant. Montana Couser, The Root, "NYC Mayor Changes Marijuana Policy To Reduce Arrests," 20 June 2018 His office is in the local police station which swarms with Turkish security alongside construction workers building an extension. Sarah El Deeb, Fox News, "Blurring the border, Turkey deepens roots in northern Syria," 19 June 2018 His office is in the local police station which swarms with Turkish security alongside construction workers building an extension. Washington Post, "Blurring the border, Turkey deepens roots in northern Syria," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of police station

1820, in the meaning defined above

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police station

noun

English Language Learners Definition of police station

: a place where local police officers work

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