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 Both were taken to the police station and released on bail around 3 a.m. the next day, said the complaint. Stella Chan, CNN, "LAPD officers are accused of racial profiling during an arrest of a Black man outside his home," 8 Apr. 2021 Police have not identified the 22-year-old but said he was taken to the police station for a statement. Taylor Pettaway, San Antonio Express-News, "Man shoots and kills individual breaking into his East Side home, police say," 29 Mar. 2021 The officer was found shot in a locker room in a North Side police station, according to sources. Jeremy Gorner, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago police officer dies in apparent suicide at North Side police station," 1 Mar. 2021 Turnell had been held in the hotel and in a police station, Skidmore said. Rod Mcguirk, Star Tribune, "Australia demands Myanmar release detained Australian," 8 Feb. 2021 Police detained Tolokonnikova and another 12 people participating in the shoot, who spent five hours in a St. Petersburg police station before they were released. Vladimir Kozlov, Billboard, "How Pussy Riot Rushed to Release 'RAGE' Video to Support Putin Rival Alexei Navalny," 1 Feb. 2021 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny faces spending at least the next month in jail after a court hearing in a police station Monday, 12 hours after he was detained on his return to Russia, his supporters said. NBC News, "Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny faced court hearing in police station, supporters say," 18 Jan. 2021 At least four people were killed when security forces opened fire at a crowd protesting outside a police station in Yangon's Dala suburb in the early hours of Saturday, Myanmar Now reported. Story From Reuters, CNN, "16 protesters killed in Myanmar on 'day of shame for armed forces'," 27 Mar. 2021 Violence began early in Yangon, the nation’s largest city, when security forces opened fire on protesters demonstrating in front of a police station in Dala township, killing at least four, according to local media reports. Andrew Nachemson, Los Angeles Times, "Myanmar forces said to kill more than 100 in deadliest day since coup," 27 Mar. 2021

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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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14 Apr 2021

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“Police station.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/police%20station. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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: a place where local police officers work

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