Many slang terms, often considered offensive, exist for police officers. These
terms are rarely ..... "Why are the police called cops, pigs, or the fuzz?". The
Nov 19, 2015 ... It's not entirely clear why police officers are called cops, but best guesses say that
it is either a shortened form of...
Use of the term "cop" to refer to a police officer came about because a "copper" is
someone who captures or seizes something in English slang. The word "cop" ...
May 4, 2001 ... An explanation of the origin of the use of the word 'cops' for a police officer. This
explanation disagrees with a popular conception that it refers ...
May 1, 2015 ... "Cop" as a slang term for "police officer" is neither a shortening of ... verb, and by
1859 "coppers" were also being called "cops," the latter word a ...
May 31, 2005 ... When I was growing up in the 1960s, we called police officers many things, but
mostly we just called them "cops" and we never, ever, called ...
I self identified as a "police officer," but I'm with many of the others here - being
called a "cop" was never an issue, so long as it was said in a respectful tone.
Oct 23, 2007 ... They were called "coppers" and later "cops" for short. .... Some have proposed
that the reason police officers are called "cops" is because of the ...
Some of the first police officers in London wore copper buttons on their blue
uniforms, and were called "coppers" or "cops." Officers signing registers during
Apr 27, 2000 ... From the New York City Police Department Museum WHERE DID THE TERM '
COPS' COME FROM? When the first police force began to patrol ...