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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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 Through the program, people seeking help for their drug use can go to one of the participating police stations and request help. Jim Newton, Lake County News-Sun, "Lake County's police-aided drug treatment entry program continues to expand," 10 June 2018 Their products are found atop hotels and stores, and in front of police stations and post offices. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, "Flagpole firm withstands winds of change," 7 Apr. 2018 The locations of the $13 million new police station and the $7 million community center on prime lake frontages leave many citizens asking ... Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Longtime Oconomowoc servant will be challenged by a newcomer in the race for mayor," 16 Mar. 2018 When officers met him in front of the police station, McNeil acted agitated and paranoid and made irrational statements, police said. David Hernandez, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Residents angry over death of man arrested by police call for full staffing of review board," 9 July 2018 Gayoom finally introduced democratic reforms in 2008 after a public revolt and the burning down of police stations and government vehicles over the killing of a man in government custody. Krishan Francis, Fox News, "Maldives prepares for polls seen as test for young democracy," 21 Sep. 2018 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

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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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