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A policeman or policewoman; one who works for the police force. They have the responsibility of keeping the public peace. This is done by patrolling their beat and investigating possible crimes. Police Officer's are the one's who often respond to calls for help when you dial 911 by coming out to the location. Most police officers are very helpful and friendly, unless of course you lead them on a high speed car chase or something to that effect.
Police officers often put their life on the line to protect people but do not often get the thanks they deserve.
by OneBadAsp October 20, 2006
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A son, daughter, wife, mother, father, husband, brother, friend. An ordinary person, just like you...Except his or her passion was to keep the community safe. They often are never thanked until they are needed.


Keep in mind, cops are the ones who take those drunk drivers off the streets, so your happy little self can make it home safely tonight.

Most people who hate cops, will find themselves in a detrimental situation, in which a cop would be needed--then they'll be thankful. Until that time, they'll continue to be ignorant.


They ARE heroes..no matter what the world says.
person: I hate police officers they are pigs!!
smarter person: What if someone is trying to kill you one day? Who are you going to call?
person: uhhhh...my gang buddies?!?!?
smarter person: ....yeah, they'll DEFINITELY come save you. *sarcasm*
by itstime4change April 12, 2009
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1) Slightly-fancier term
for Policeman.

2) Politically-correct sounding way to
say Cop.

3) Alternate term for, but not nearly
as pretentious as the far more
officious-sounding Peace-Officer or
Law-Enforcement Officer.

Can also be used to denote certain Federal-Agents, Fish & Wildlife Officers, Park-Rangers, Border-Patrol, and other such sworn & commissioned professionals who work in important fields of law-enforcement, but who are not traditional street-cops.

Also used by those Officers who do not want to thought of, or referred to, as Policemen or Cops.
"Calling a cop a Police Officer is more polite; But when other cops do it it's a like a calling a garbage-man a Sanitation-Worker or a calling a store-clerk a Sales-Associate."
by goodcop8 November 24, 2007
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A police officer is an overpaid, over appreciated, undereducated, under tasked and often a very rude simpleton who is clad in an intimidating uniform and is carrying a firearm and a badge and is entrusted to “serve and protect.” Such is very so in the United States, where cops are cherished almost like professional athletes, and are called “heroes.”

It’s a very popular belief that being a cop is very dangerous, stressful and demanding, but in reality, police “work” is one of the safest occupations in the United States. It’s nowhere near as dangerous as logging, or driving a cab, or operating a fork lift in Home Depot, yet the media often makes their “job” look like the first 20 minutes of Saving Private Ryan. Cops bear no responsibility for their actions or inactions, and they are always right in court, unless maybe caught on camera once in a while.

For the sake of PR, every department has to have “diversity” in its ranks, so police officer candidates are often selected via racial quotas rather than for their mental and physical abilities. As a result, a talented individual with high moral standards and with a genuine sense of duty can be put behind a less talented or capable individual because of her/her race or sex. If somehow the former is hired, then a few years in the force will make him a lazy, self-serving bigot, so in the end “a cop is a cop.” Physical requirements are virtually non-existent to graduate the academy or to keep the job, so it’s not uncommon to see overweight, barrel –assed blobs crushing their Kawasaki bikes, or 4’11” females with 42” waists barely able to lift their clipboards or swing the car door open.

Contrary to the popular belief, cops have very good salaries. In fact that’s why people become cops in the first place. After all, this is not the military. Just imagine getting paid $60+k/year for loafing, eating lunch, and converting oxygen into carbon dioxide! Since the toughest daily decisions you’ll ever make are where to eat, whether or not the car will fit in the drive through, or will there be overtime, you don’t need to be intelligent, erudite, or disciplined to join the ranks. Just make sure not to score above 75% on the written and physical exams and you’re in!
The brave Police Officers put themselves in harm's way for our safety and freedom, as they answered the call to a bar brawl in West Hollywood.
by menocarbs October 10, 2008
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Incorrect term of pig. To be a fat lazy slob and roam around beating innocent civilians until they do what you ask. If they try to defend themselves in any way brute force will be used until the civilian is either severally injured or dead. This applies to women and small children. The footage of the beating will often be "misplaced" before a trial has begun. Contrary to popular believe pigs are not obligated to protect us. This means if you need help and they do not come you cant sue them for the recovery you may need.

Pigs are often extremely violent with women and young children. In Shreveport a drunken women was punched, kicked, and thrown against the wall by a pig until she almost died. She later suffered from severe injuries. In the video the women was sitting in a chair then the camera was covered with a cloth, when the cloth was removed the women was on the floor bleeding heavily. In Chicago young Gregory Jones was hit by an unmarked pig car, his spinal cord was severed. He died about a day later. The pigs then tried to cover the murder up by saying they were chasing a black vehicle and trying to get the license plate number. Witnesses say they saw no black car.

Pigs will often ignore serious crimes such as murder and rape. In one case two burglars broke into a house of 3 young women. 2 of the women hide upstairs and called the pig station and were assured the pigs were close by. 1 of the women was trapped downstairs with the robbers. The 2 women upstairs had to listen to their friend scream but could do nothing. 30 minutes had passed and the screaming had stopped. The 2 women upstairs assumed the pigs had come. When they went downstairs the robbers were still there. For the next 48 hours the 3 women were raped and forced to commit sexual acts with each other.
The police officer ate his donut, watched, and did nothing to help as the psychopath fired shots into the preschool.
by SacTown Sucks March 03, 2009
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some asshole with the same haircut as the rest of the officers of the u.s., incredibly stupid. and abusive of authority they have been given. was a loser in high school. still a loser now. pretend that it pisses them off to search you but they really get hard-ons from the task. most are corrupt and perverted. not good at catching real criminals but instead go after petty weed-smokers. if they break the law its ok. always think they are right even if they are obviously wrong. basically SCUMBAGS WITH BADGES.
when a police officer dies its a big deal. if a regular citizen dies it is not... if a cop says you have drugs in the car, you do, even if you dont...no matter how much you tell him you dont. they will never believe you
by 3284dfjiejd June 01, 2009
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1. The people with the shiny badge and gun.

2. People that put up all that yellow tape.

3. People that shove you away when you try to see whats happening on the other side of the yellow tape.

4. People that yell at you for no good reason and make you
feel bad.

5. People you run from when you did something wrong or something that will make them mad.
Bob: Look its a police officer
Jimmy: Run like hell!!!
Bob: Why are we running?
Jimmy: Because I slept with that cops girlfriend last week.
by $LAYER November 17, 2005
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