Why Are Police Called Cops?

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The origin of the word cop, which is slang for police officers, is still a matter of debate. Some sources say it is a reference to the copper badges that cops are furnished with, while others say that the Dutch word kapen which means 'to catch' has contributed to this phenomenon. 'Constables on Patrol' has also been touted as contributing to the acronym COP being used in reference to policemen.
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They once wore badges made of copper. It was shortened to cop or copper as a slang term. _ Sorry, nothing to do with copper badges. The word comes from a northern British dialect
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1. Obtain a high school diploma or GED diploma. 2. Complete a two-year or four-year degree program. Not all police departments require candidates to have a degree. Check with the
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Nah, my experiences are Cop means Cork! Police means Bully Fooly Pissy in Singapore cos I am a car victim yet my governments and officers protect my offenders! LOL! High pay governments
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