Cop and Patrolman


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Cop noun – A member of a force charged with law enforcement at the local level.
Usage example: a cop stopped her for speeding

Patrolman is a synonym for cop in policeman topic. In some cases you can use "Patrolman" instead a noun "Cop", when it comes to topics like law, police officer, policeperson. popular alternative
Synonyms for Cop


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Patrolman noun – A policeman who patrols a given region.
Cop is a synonym for patrolman in policeman topic. You can use "Cop" instead a noun "Patrolman", if it concerns topics such as law, police officer. popular alternative
Synonyms for Patrolman

Both words in one sentence

  • Bruce Springsteen's "Highway Patrolman" ends with one - the twist being that the runaway and the cop chasing him are brothers who ended up on different sides of the law.
  • Useful Notes / American Law Enforcement aka: FBI However, if you are involved in such a crash, virtually every department has rules in place that prohibit the officers from working an accident involving "one of their own." In other words, a city cop would have to wait for a county deputy or state patrolman, and vice versa.
  • Video Game / L.A. Noire One of the first suspects you bust as a patrolman (in the fistfighting tutorial) has a notebook with numbers and Dirty Cop Floyd Rose's name on it.
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