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Security guards, usually unarmed, that are hired by companies and rented out to agencies for things such as concerts or school security.
My school is full of rent-a-cops, armed with nothing tougher than their cell phones. Safe, it ain't!
by Fat Tony January 13, 2004
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A stupid person; it refers to the lack of surface area on an individual's brain. The general thought is that the more surface area (wrinkles, creases, etc.) a brain has, the smarter the person is. Conversely, a person with a smooth brain (no wrinkles) has less surface area and would therefore be stupid.
That fucking smooth brain put his shirt on backwards again...

That smooth brain is dumber than a pile of shit.
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(offensive, disparaging) A private security guard, bodyguard or armored car guard. Used as an insult.
(rent-a-cop)
by Shelmac May 21, 2015
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A slang term for a Security Guard (known as Security Officer in the business).

There are several kinds of people attracted to this work:

1.) The "Lifer": A loser in life who cannot do anything other than be a waste of space. These are the ones that make it harder for other people to perform a simple job of making sure a client's property doesn't burn down or get ransacked. They are insecure, lazy, and mentally slow. They think that they are somehow like Police or the Military. These tend to be in their late 30's and higher but you can see this sad excuse for existence in some 20 somethings that really fail at life. .

2.) College students: A lot of the younger guards you will run into who seem intelligent are usually in this class. Often this occupation allows for ample study time if done covertly. The pay rate is much better than most college jobs so they play it smart and do these kinds of jobs.

3.) Retired people: Surprisingly enough not every old guard you see will be an idiot. Often these are guys and gals who have retired and in order to have a supplemental income, they take on this job. They are often articulate and fairly intelligent for the most part.
816 Congress Avenue in Downtown Austin has a really bad Lifer at night. Go skate there in the alleyways to watch his dumbass in action. He's a real Rent-a-cop!
by Coca-Cola Kid December 20, 2009
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University security. They drive around looking for trouble, but when it gets dirty, the call the real cops.
The public safety aka rent a cop had to call the city cops because the party was too big.
by webmasterhcharlie September 04, 2006
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someone who's a rented cop. usually a security guard at schools or events.
yo that rent-a-cop can't do shit. he doesnt even have a badge.
by ALeN BaLeN April 28, 2003
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any person who has a security related job that cannot carry a gun, and who spends most of his/her time eating doughnuts and drinking coffee.
by Jason December 03, 2003
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