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

Children often beg openly outside police stations and the marabouts who abuse them rarely face justice. The Economist, "Thousands of children are abused in Senegal’s religious schools," 11 June 2019 The audits, done by activists, test constitutional rights often by photographing or recording video in public spaces like inside police stations and government buildings, often to the chagrin of law enforcement. Deanna Boyd, star-telegram, "She recorded herself pulling up YouTube on a Tarrant County computer. Now she’s in jail," 4 June 2019 As news broke of his impending arrest and in the hours after, as Weinstein arrived at the lower Manhattan police station Friday morning, women who have spoken out against Weinstein reacted on social media to his arrest. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Harvey Weinstein's Accusers Are Reacting to His Arrest on Twitter: 'We Got You'," 25 May 2018 Iris had arranged a car to pick me up from the police station. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "How to Take a Better Passport Photo—Then Survive Losing It in Shanghai," 1 Apr. 2019 When the Arakan Army, an ethnic Buddhist insurgent group fighting for Rakhine autonomy, ambushed four police stations in early January, a prominent leader in the Ma Ba Tha movement, the Venerable Wirathu, condemned the attacks as terrorism. Jon Emont, WSJ, "Feuding Monks Expose Bitter Ethnic Buddhist Divisions in Myanmar," 9 Feb. 2019 Cardi B is expected to turn herself at a Queens police station Monday morning to address allegations that two bartenders were attacked by a member of her crew. Fox News, "Cardi B will reportedly turn herself into police after strip club fight," 1 Oct. 2018 At the Fort Lauderdale police station, Blanc allegedly confessed to both killings. Linda Trischitta, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Killer shot father-in-law in back because he couldn't look in his eyes, cops say," 14 June 2018 With police stations and juvenile facilities overflowing in Cadiz, Spain’s southernmost province, authorities are setting up makeshift housing in sports facilities, rented hostels or even ferry terminals. Washington Post, "Spain feels the heat as migrants shift route into Europe," 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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