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cop-shop

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(Law) slang a police station
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cop shop

n (Brit inf) → Bullerei f (sl), → Wache f
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In an age when broadband is swirling round virtually every house in the country, a fifth of our cop shops are stuck in the dark age.
POP-UP cop shops have been branded expensive flops after official figures show they have attracted fewer than three visitors a week.
Police plan to have the robot officer up and running in tourist hotspots such as Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa and JBR by 2017, with a plan to eventually have the futuristic enforcers in all cop shops in the emirate to help members of the public.
The shops could pay the police for security and we'd have local cop shops again!
That, though, has not stopped police chiefs drawing up money-saving plans to close the front desks of several large West Midland cop shops from 6pm until 10am each day.
Meanwhile, outside the cop shops, but still on four covered wheels, Merseyside constabulary is receiving bills of pounds 10,000 a week for hiring cars.
They have walked out of cop shops with computers, satellite navigation gadgets, Uashing blue lights, uniforms - and even a crime prevention campaign banner designed to warn the public about opportunist thieves.
YOUR editorial "Cop shops that charge such crazy prices" (August 23rd) shows just how ignorant I am.