Who created the word cop?
Theories for the origin of cop abound, including the copper badge explanation you mention. We'd always been under the impression that the term was an acronym for "constable on patrol." Well, it seems we're both mistaken, as we learned from our roundabout quest for the answer. A simple Yahoo! search on "cop" returned many relevant categories, but we came up empty after checking sites in several categories. We decided to narrow our probe by searching for "origin of cop" (using quotation marks around the term). We weren't expecting much, but when one of the results turned out to be a page from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary we clicked hopefully. What we found was basically an advertisement for the Merriam-Webster New Book of Word Histories. At first we were disappointed, but then we realized why this page had appeared in the search results -- the word "cop" was one of the sample entries. Around the year 1700, the slang verb cop entered English usage, meaning "to get ahold of, catch, capture." By 1844, cop showed up in print, and soon thereafter the -er suffix was added, and a policeman became a copper, one who cops or catches and arrests criminals. Copper first appeared in print in 1846, the use of cop as a short form copper occured in 1859.
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18 but some college training is usually required and that takesabout two years after high school.
some requirements include: . being 6 feet tall ( or over ) . being physically fit and active . must be able to bench press your own weight
I'm America not sure. But in England depends on your rank. Usually starts at around 23 grand a year.
The cops can't search you without your consent unless they suspect you're armed or etc. They can't enter/search your house without your consent even if they think you have illegal stuff there; they need a search warrant first. The police can't search your car without probable cause or your consent; …they also can't have a dog sniff your car without probable cause or consent. If they do, it is ILLEGAL and you should file a complaint or sue. Visit the below website: Another View: The question is actually M-U-C-H too broad to be answered in specifics. The above answer is far from being comprehensive - as well as being partially incorrect. There is no prohibition against using drug-sniffing dogs to "scout" your vehicle from the exterior. (MORE)
I know of two theories, but I'm sure there are more. 1. Way back in the early days of law enforcement, the people doing the enforcing were called constables. Cop is though to be an acronym for C onstables O n P atrol. 2. They were called Cops because of the prominent copper buttons on their …coats. (MORE)
Yes you can be a cop with a G.E.D, as long as you go to college and go to police academy you can get hired for a police officer.
Answer . they think they rule the world with that uniform, badge and gun, but when in civilian clothes they don't dare to even argue, stare, or scream at a criminal, the only authority they know they have is their wife and kids and even then the wife says wuz up. cops know their limit though and …they take advantage when at work, after that it's a whole different story and they know that too. don't take it personal im only saying the truth. . you shou.d waych what your saying a cop can see this!!!lol . (MORE)
Yes, under certain carefully delineated conditions and reasons they can... and they can ALWAYS conduct a 'pat-down' search for their own safety.
Answer Likely this slang word for a police officer can be traced back to the Old French word caper, which meant to take or to seize. It entered English as cap before 1589. The word is used in "Plaine Perceuall the Peace-maker of England" by Richard Harvey. Cap him sirra, if he pay it not. The word …appears before there was standardized spelling so, at the beginning of the 18th century, the pronunciation and spelling had changed to cop. The shift to noun and the meaning of policeman (copper, one who cops; i.e., one who takes or seizes) occurred about a century and a half later. False etymologies include the acronym, Constable On Patrol, but the word appeared prior to any other known acronym. Another false etymology asserts that the word refers to the copper buttons police uniforms or to the copper badges police wore. The term "cop" does actually derive from the copper badge that the keystone cops had in europe. (MORE)
Civil service regulations govern the appointment of police and detectives in most States, large municipalities, and special police agencies, as well as in many smaller jurisdictions. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, usually must be at least 20 years of age, and must meet rigorous physical and perso…nal qualifications. Physical examinations for entrance into law enforcement often include tests of vision, hearing, strength, and agility. Eligibility for appointment usually depends on performance in competitive written examinations and previous education and experience. In larger departments, where the majority of law enforcement jobs are found, applicants usually must have at least a high school education, and some departments require a year or two of college coursework. Federal and State agencies typically require a college degree. Candidates should enjoy working with people and meeting the public. Because personal characteristics such as honesty, sound judgment, integrity, and a sense of responsibility are especially important in law enforcement, candidates are interviewed by senior officers, and their character traits and backgrounds are investigated. In some agencies, candidates are interviewed by a psychiatrist or a psychologist or given a personality test. Most applicants are subjected to lie detector examinations or drug testing. Some agencies subject sworn personnel to random drug testing as a condition of continuing employment. Before their first assignments, officers usually go through a period of training. In State and large local departments, recruits get training in their agency's police academy, often for 12 to 14 weeks. In small agencies, recruits often attend a regional or State academy. Training includes classroom instruction in constitutional law and civil rights, State laws and local ordinances, and accident investigation. Recruits also receive training and supervised experience in patrol, traffic control, use of firearms, self-defense, first aid, and emergency response. Police departments in some large cities hire high school graduates who are still in their teens as police cadets or trainees. They do clerical work and attend classes, usually for 1 to 2 years, at which point they reach the minimum age requirement and may be appointed to the regular force. Police officers usually become eligible for promotion after a probationary period ranging from 6 months to 3 years. In a large department, promotion may enable an officer to become a detective or to specialize in one type of police work, such as working with juveniles. Promotions to corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain usually are made according to a candidate's position on a promotion list, as determined by scores on a written examination and on-the-job performance. Most States require at least two years of college study to qualify as a fish and game warden. Applicants must pass written and physical examinations and vision, hearing, psychological, and drug tests similar to those taken by other law enforcement officers. Once hired, officers attend a training academy lasting from 3 to 12 months, sometimes followed by further training in the field. To be considered for appointment as an FBI agent, an applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school or a college graduate with one of the following: a major in accounting, electrical engineering, or information technology; fluency in a foreign language; or three years of related full-time work experience. All new agents undergo 18 weeks of training at the FBI Academy on the U.S. Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia. Applicants for special agent jobs with the U.S. Secret Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms must have a bachelor's degree, a minimum of three years' related work experience, or a combination of education and experience. Prospective special agents undergo 11 weeks of initial criminal investigation training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, and another 17 weeks of specialized training with their particular agencies. Applicants for special agent jobs with the DEA must have a college degree with at least a 2.95 grade point average or specialized skills or work experience, such as foreign language fluency, technical skills, law enforcement experience, or accounting experience. DEA special agents undergo 14 weeks of specialized training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. U.S. Border Patrol agents must be U.S. citizens, be younger than 37 years of age at the time of appointment, possess a valid driver's license, and pass a three-part examination on reasoning and language skills. A bachelor's degree or previous work experience that demonstrates the ability to handle stressful situations, make decisions, and take charge is required for a position as a Border Patrol agent. Applicants may qualify through a combination of education and work experience. Postal inspectors must have a bachelor's degree and 1 year of related work experience. It is desirable that they have one of several professional certifications, such as that of certified public accountant. They also must pass a background investigation, meet certain health requirements, undergo a drug screening test, possess a valid State driver's license, and be a U.S. citizen between 21 and 36 years of age when hired. Law enforcement agencies are encouraging applicants to take postsecondary school training in law enforcement-related subjects. Many entry-level applicants for police jobs have completed some formal postsecondary education, and a significant number are college graduates. Many junior colleges, colleges, and universities offer programs in law enforcement or administration of justice. Other courses helpful in preparing for a career in law enforcement include accounting, finance, electrical engineering, computer science, and foreign languages. Physical education and sports are helpful in developing the competitiveness, stamina, and agility needed for many law enforcement positions. Knowledge of a foreign language is an asset in many Federal agencies and urban departments. Continuing training helps police officers, detectives, and special agents improve their job performance. Through police department academies, regional centers for public safety employees established by the States, and Federal agency training centers, instructors provide annual training in self-defense tactics, firearms, use-of-force policies, sensitivity and communications skills, crowd-control techniques, relevant legal developments, and advances in law enforcement equipment. Many agencies pay all or part of the tuition for officers to work toward degrees in criminal justice, police science, administration of justice, or public administration, and pay higher salaries to those who earn such a degree. For more detailed information on this issue, click on the related links section below. (MORE)
First, try not to break the law. They won't bother you if you're not violating any laws. This includes not speeding, jaywalking, taking drugs, etc. If you are questioned by a police officer, your valid responses should be: 1. Yes, officer. 2. No, officer. 3. I require an attorney, officer. … That's it. (MORE)
Contrary to popular belief, not all cops are fat. Many do not sit in their cars drinking coffee and eating donuts. In the radio room they answer calls and dispatch officers to the scene. When they arrive the cops quickly asses the situation and stop the problem. If it is severe, then the S.W.A.T tea…m may be called in to end the situation with more force. (MORE)
Tasers are a non-lethal way to help control a combative ordangerous suspect. If the specific situation allows for it, anofficer will tase the suspect instead of using a firearm.
To become a police officer, there is no educational requirementsother than having a high school diploma. Training is continuousthroughout the hiring and career of an officer.
Law enforcement officers are human, just like everyone else. Approach them, or react towards them on a human level and they will respond pretty much the same as any other occupational group. Except for the the outward appearance of their profession -uniforms and equipment and such - they are pretty …much just like everyone else. The one unfortunate thing about the job is that they are well aware that many people try to "befriend" them to gain some kind of priovilege or advantage. Just be casual and be yourself and if the chemistry is there - it will work. (MORE)
a animal cop is someone who puts animals before him or herself. they are qualified as police officers but they defend the abused animals and remove them from neglected homes and aggressive owners.
I wouldn't try it if you are sane. If you witness a cop doing something illegal, you may do anything from filing a complaint with their department, to reporting it to another department or state police, depending on the severity of the crime.
Animal cops save animals from being harmed or neglected and they also provide them with food water and shelter. If they bring an animal in and the animal is hurt they help and fix the hurt animal. If they see that the animal has been abused then they will arrest the person for animal cruelty and put… the animal up for adoption. Hope I could answer your question. ;) (MORE)
copÂ·out n. Slang. . A failure to fulfill a commitment or responsibility or to face a difficulty squarely. . A person who fails to fulfill a commitment or responsibility. . An excuse for inaction or evasion.
Their identity as law enforcement officers is hidden and they are assigned to investigate crimes and criminal acts unable to be "worked" by investigators openly identifiable as law officers. (i.e. - drugs - organized crime - biker gangs - smuggling - etc - etc). They also are involved in crimes tha…t are "victimless" in the classic sense that typically involves parties that both agree to participate in, such as drug dealing and prostitution. Sometimes it may involve facilitating activities that lead to criminal conduct. This can lead to a person accused of committing a crime to claim entrapment, that is they would not have committed the crime without the government's involvement. For more about this issue, see the related link below. (MORE)
this just happened to me, you can only fight it if the source if information was false, but most cases your screwed because the police are the police and they can basically do what they want because they are the authority of the state, even if they are dirty pigs who are corrupt.
Sure. But it's not legal if the drugs they are doing are illegal. Police officers who use controlled substances are subject to the same penalties as others who use them are. Plus, they can be fired for drug use. And a cop who has to do time is a marked person. And before you get started, don't plead… that drug use gets swept under the rug by other officers when one of their own is caught. Anything like that will open the "sweepers" to liability and to being reprimanded or dismissed.. Officers will risk their lives for one another in the line of duty, but they are generally not willing to risk their job for another officer to cover up something as out of line as drug use. The thing about a drug user is that there are very, very few "weekenders" doing dope. As a user, you either do or you don't. And if you do, your risks of discovery get large. Sooner or later a user is going to get "pulled over" and his secret will be out. Then when things are investigated - and they will be investigated if it's a situation where a police officer is involved in drug use - the chips will fall where they may. Those who might only know about the situation will be questioned about their knowledge and their possible involvement. You wouldn't like to have to answer those questions, and officers like answering them even less.. That's not to say something isn't going on somewhere right now, but officers have to "behave themselves" even off duty. This is because there is a higher standard in effect for them. Their conduct and reputations are reviewed in ways that a lot of "ordinary citizens" aren't exposed to, and just for the reason that they're cops. (MORE)
Because back in the day, they used to wear copper badges, so they were nicknamed Coppers, which got shortened to Cop.
yes. . Like in Iowa Mason City one cop there had sex with an underage girl just so he would buy beer for her so if one cops is doing that i wounder how many more are like that
Cops get paid about $17 an hours because they flock strippers that they find. This earns them the other $7.
I think that cops who are fat can't help them selves not eat when they are sitting in a car 24/7 and have nothing else to do but to go to the drive threw and order all the donuts they can stuff in to there fat mouths
Yes, a cop can ticket another cop and in cases where a police officer commits a serious crime, another officer may be involved in issuing a ticket or making an arrest. However, it's generally believed that police officers will avoid ticketing other officers except where actions are so egregious as… to demand it. For example, a police officer or prison guard will likely be given a "free pass" if pulled over for a traffic issue. Actually if a sheriff pulls over a constable or any1 under them for a traffic violations they 80% if the time give them a ticket. I talk to all the sheriffs i see,(I work at the #1 H-e-b lots of them there) they all say yes, most of the males said that's the best part of being a sheriff. I ask other cops that are not sheriffs and they don't answer. Though Sheriff rarely give other sheriff tickets cause for one they prob wont never pull them over, for most sheriffs I'd say follow the law =D Pulled over by a state ranger= 99% ticket only if you get pulled over that is.... (MORE)
Police uniforms if they are in the uniformed branch or normal cloths if they are not.
Don't think so,I think this one time,A cop was chasing someone,I pushed over the guy the cop was after,and the cop arrested me,and I was all like...O_o
A "cop-out" sheet is a form that a county jail provides to "inmates" that are currently incarcerated and have outstanding tickets or warrants to resolve. Once an inmate sends a "cop-out" sheet to the courthouse in which the ticket or warrant pertains to, that courthouse is "suppose" to call that inm…ate out to their court to resolve the matter at hand. (MORE)
Jump in The woods and stay low and don't move for about an hour. hide under a blanket,it works every time
yes, because it is still a cop's car... he/she just isn't in it at the precise moment.... my car is still my car even if I'm not in it
Remember cops will ask questions if you answer them or not is up to you. Don't resist. Reason with them. Ask what is wrong. etc. why do you want to know...? O_o never lie, always state the truth. they will usually ask the same question twice, but in different wording. be prepared. tell the tr…uth.. (MORE)
you half to run a 2.9traning track in les then 1min, and compleat ther traning cors on foot and on car
A policeman is called 'un policier' and a policewoman is une policiÃ¨re' in French. Another term is 'un agent de police', often shortened in 'un agent'. French people address them as 'monsieur l'agent' or 'madame'. Informally the term 'un flic / une flic' means 'a cop'.
Im not 100% but in most cases yes. A police officer will announce he is a police officer and should have his/her badge in clear view. one exception i can think of is if the officer is doing a undercover job. In that case i believe he would only announce himself/herself if they are arresting the subj…ect. (MORE)
http://www.policecrimes.com/police.html If you go to this site it will give you a very good idea of how the police work and your rights
cop codes are codes that police use to talk to each other without the suspect knowing what they are talking about.
well if we don't have cops our community would never be safe so if we do have cops we would be relaxed to be knowing that we are safe and we know that they are taking care of us and plus cops fight crime and other stuff which we couldn't do.
The original term was "copper". While commonly believed to be an acronym for Constable On Patrol, the term refers to "one who captures or snatches". This word first appeared in the early 18th century, and can be matched with the word "cap", which has the same meaning and whose etymology can be trace…d to the Latin word 'capere'. (The word retains this meaning in other contexts: teenagers "cop a feel" on a date, and they have also been known to "cop an attitude (MORE)
No, they do not. If you mean does guts have words that rhyme withit, and does cops have words that rhyme with it, yes, they do.Please ask the questions separately.
Cops can't make up the law. They have to follow the law as it is written in the law books and as interpreted by the courts. Police officers are supposed to be trained on the law, both early in their careers as cadets and later they get updates on the law every year in special classes for re-certific…ation. Cops are not allowed to violate your civil rights, such as your rights under the 1st Amendment (free speech, freedom to gather and assemble), the 2nd Amendment (right to bear arms), the 4th Amendment (freedom from unreasonable or warrant-less searches or seizures), etc. Cops are forbidden from hurting people as punishment. They can use force to arrest people, but only that much force that really is required to arrest somebody. They are not allowed to punish people for crimes. That's what courts and corrections systems are for. (MORE)
You must be a very kind andcaring person and it is REQUIRED to love unicorns.
Contact the agency you are interested in and ask to be sent whatever recruiting materials they may have or go see them in person. The information you seek will be included in the material you receive. If the agency you are interested in maintains a website you can often find that information includ…ed on their site. (MORE)
The Police in Burlington, IA are now driving the Ford Taurus andFord SUVs. The State Troopers in the area now drive Ford Mustangs and DodgeChargers. I've seen local members of the Sheriff's Department driveFord SUVs.
In American English, "cop" is the slang term for a police officer.It and also be used to mean grab, as in "to cop a feel".
An undercover cop is not going to tell you that he is a cop.Otherwise, it would defeat the whole purpose of them beingundercover cops.
No its a slang term referring to police officers , Shortened fromthe British Coppers which mean "someone who captures". In BritishEnglish, the term cop is recorded in the sense of 'to capture' from1704, its derived from the Latin capere via the OldFrench caper.
Yes. it is derived form is Cop or Copper. The term Copper was theoriginal, unshortened word, originating in Great Britain to mean"someone who captures". (In British English, the term Cop isrecorded (Shorter Oxford Dictionary) in the sense of 'To Capture'from 1704, derived from the Latin 'Capere' via… the Old French'Caper' (MORE)
If a cop is breaking the law in any way, he can be arrested as ifhe's any other person. Police officers are not above the law.