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 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 21, 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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A person who protects civilians and enforces State or Federal law.
"A Police Officer pulled me over today, I was going 45 in a School Zone."
by PikaPikaGamer June 19, 2020
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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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Noun: used to describe someone as unjust unlawful and uncaring
Noun: a racist bigot who only cares about tarring people down
by Zzz0 June 28, 2020
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