Many slang terms, often considered offensive, exist for police officers. These
terms are rarely ... Cop or Copper: The term Copper was the original,
unshortened word, originally used in Britain to m...
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 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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Sep 20, 2003 ... It is related to the term "cop" as in to snatch, grab or catch. A copper was one who
copped. "Copper" with reference to police was originally used ...
Sep 13, 2012 ... The badges worn by early New York police officers were made of copper. ... The
notion that cop is an acronym for "Constable On Patrol" is ...
Mar 26, 2014 ... Why Police Officers are Sometimes Called “Pigs”. Unlike so many other
nicknames for the police, such as cops and the fuzz, this particular term ...
Several different stories have evolved over the slang term, Cop or Copper. ...
which at the time was the Metropolitan Police Force, officers badges were made
of copper ... Remember in the late 20´s the FBI were called G-Men.