cop (slang) copper (slang) cozzer (UK, slang) cracker (US, derogatory, slang) crusher (slang)
traps, trappers or jacks – police. These Australianisms have been largely replaced by the international cops, coppers, pigs or bacon. However the older, more affectionate wallopers is also still used.
A cop is an informal term for a police officer. As a verb, cop is used in a variety of slang expressions meaning “grab” or “obtain,” from copping a feel on someone (not recommended) to copping out on going to a party (= not going) to copping to (confessing to) eating the last slice of pizza.
12 is a slang term for police or any law enforcement officials of uncertain origin. Possible sources include the police radio code "10-12" and the 1968 TV show Adam-12, which followed two Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers and their patrol car, "1-Adam-12."
Five-O, an American slang term for law enforcement. Hawaii Five-O (1968 TV series), an American television police drama airing from 1968 to 1980.
Code 9 Set up a roadblock. Code 30 Officer needs HELP - EMERGENCY!
But one of the most popular slang terms for the local police today is “popo”. The word has its origins in 1980s southern California, where T-shirts bearing “PO” (“police officer”) worn by cops on bicycles would, with officers riding in pairs, spell out “POPO”.
The “fuzz” was a derogatory slang term for police officers used in the late 60's and early 70's, popular among hippies. The term, “the fuzz,” used to describe the police, originated in England, as it referred to the felt covering on the helmet worn by members of the Metropolitan Police Service.
Police have been called ''pigs'' since the early 19th century, simply because it is insulting in nature. People had been referred to as pigs for centuries prior to it becoming part of the slang for law enforcement. It was first noted in an 1811 dictionary on slang that was written in Great Britain.
“To Protect and to Serve” became the official motto of the Police Academy, and it was kept constantly before the officers in training as the aim and purpose of their profession. With the passing of time, the motto received wider exposure and acceptance throughout the department.
bobby, slang term for a member of London's Metropolitan Police derived from the name of Sir Robert Peel, who established the force in 1829. Police officers in London are also known as “peelers” for the same reason.
In Britain today all policemen are commonly referred to as 'Bobbies'! Originally though, they were known as 'Peelers' in reference to one Sir Robert Peel (1788 – 1850).
Old Bill became the nickname for the Met police following the Great War after the fashion for wearing moustaches that looked very like the soldier cartoon character Old Bill, by George Bairnsfather.
Sheriff's Deputy Bill Whiteside says the police mustache has become a symbol of edgy authority to some. “During the 60s, it was a rebellion-type thing, and it just carried on over into the profession,” he said. Daniel DeVries, a hair designer at J. Smith Salon on Signal Mountain, sees mustaches as a “macho thing.”
Law enforcement are called to handle a myriad of mental health calls every day. This topic examines and explains the nature of people with social, mental, or behavioral problems and equips cops with the tools they need to safely handle these subjects, many of whom are close to suicide.
An Opp is street slang. Means “opposition” to put it broadly. But I'm assuming you've heard it from a rap song. And rappers are usually referring to an opp as a “Snitch” or “Police informant”.
whizzo in American English
(ˈhwɪzou, ˈwɪzou) Brit slang. adjective. 1. absolutely first-rate; superb; excellent.
Renaming the force "PoPo" -- which is slang for police -- got mixed reactions, and some felt it was racist. Implying the community should "watch out for the PoPo" was a move some deemed insensitive in light of the controversy over police shootings, CBS Detroit reports.
Penal Code 69) California Penal Code 69 PC defines the crime of resisting an executive officer. This means using threats or violence to try to prevent executive officers from performing their legal duties. A conviction carries a maximum sentence of up to 3 years in jail.