American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The headquarters of a unit of a police force, where those under arrest are first charged.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the headquarters of the police, or of a section of them; the place where the police assemble for orders, and to which they take arrested persons.
- n. a station that serves as headquarters for police in a particular district; serves as a place from which policemen are dispatched and to which arrested persons are brought
“Finally, to appease the neighbors who assumed there was a crazed killer at large, Deputy Chief Edward P. Lennon spoke into a bouquet of microphones at the police station three days after the murder: As of six-thirty P.M. that night, Mrs. Nancy McKenny VanVleet of 1010 Round Hill Road, Greenwich, had been arrested for the murder in the first degree of her husband, Guy Henrie VanVleet.”
“General John Abizaid, Commander, U.S. Central Command, after surviving an attack on a police station he was visiting in Fallujah, February 14, 2004”
“The incident last Saturday night was that, in the town of Kadugli, the police station was attacked by an unknown group.”
“The Wexton police station is like a hundred other small-town law enforcement agencies: a squat cement building with a flagpole planted out front like a giant tulip stalk; a dispatcher so infrequently bothered that she keeps a portable TV at her desk; a nursery school class mural spread along the wall, thanking the chief for keeping everyone safe.”
“When she called the police station again on Friday and learned that Lieutenant Bushfield was there, she asked to speak to him.”
“I could not believe I was at a police station bailing out my sixty-seven-year-old mother.”
“Buck Barnes hurried into the police station with too much on his mind.”
“Somewhere in the police station in Via Laietana there was a file on her.”
“A U.N. spokesman in Khartoum, Hua Jiang, reports an attack on a police station in the town of Kadugli and shooting in the village of Umm Dorain.”
“Kelly explained to the jury how he first he met with Aloysius in an interview room of the police station at Fifty-first Street and Wentworth Avenue, and noticed that Aloysius had three “abrasions” on his face but otherwise seemed fine.”
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