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Cops

Cops \Cops\, n. [AS. cops, cosp, fetter.] The connecting crook of a harrow. [Prov. Eng.]

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cops

Etymology 1 n. 1 (context slang English) (plural of cop English); police officer. 2 (context slang with ''the'' English) The police, considered as a group entity. vb. (en-third-person singular of: cop) Etymology 2

n. (context UK dialect English) The connecting crook of a harrow.

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Cops (film)

Cops is a 1922 comedy short silent film about a young man ( Buster Keaton) who accidentally gets on the bad side of the entire Los Angeles Police Department during a parade, and is chased all over town. It was written and directed by Edward F. Cline and Keaton.

COPS (software)

The Computer Oracle and Password System (COPS) was the first vulnerability scanner for Unix operating systems to achieve widespread use. It was created by Dan Farmer while he was a student at Purdue University. Gene Spafford helped Farmer start the project in 1989.

Cops (TV series)

Cops (stylized as COPS) is an American half-hour documentary/ reality legal series that follows police officers, constables, sheriff's deputies, federal agents and state troopers during patrols and other police activities including vice and narcotics stings. It is one of the longest-running television programs in the United States and in May 2011 became the longest-running show on Fox with the announcement that America's Most Wanted was being canceled after 23 years. It follows the activities of police officers by assigning television camera crews to accompany them as they perform their duties. The show's formula follows the cinéma vérité convention, which does not consist of any narration as well as scripted dialog, depending entirely on the commentary of the officers and on the actions of the people with whom they come into contact.

Created by John Langley and Malcolm Barbour, it premiered on March 11, 1989. It won the American Television Award in 1993 and has earned four Emmy nominations. When it expanded to show two episodes in the 8 p.m. hour, it was called Primetime Cops in promos for several years. The series was one of only two remaining first-run prime-time programs airing on Saturday nights on the four major U.S. broadcast television networks (along with CBS's 48 Hours Mystery).

For the first 25 seasons, Cops was broadcast by Fox (with repeats from earlier seasons syndicated by local television stations and cable networks, including truTV and G4). After Fox canceled the show in May 2013, Spike picked it up for an additional four seasons, in addition to reruns of previous seasons. The 28th season of the series premiered on June 20, 2015, and ended on April 30, 2016. Season 29 premiered on June 4, 2016.

The show has followed officers in 140 different cities in the United States, Hong Kong, London, and the Soviet Union. Each episode is approximately 22 minutes in length and typically consists of three segments, with each segment being one self-contained police-involved incident.

COPS (animated TV series)

COPS (Central Organization of Police Specialists) is an American animated television series released by DIC Entertainment (distributed by Claster Television) and Celebrity Home Entertainment (some VHS tapes went through Golden Book Video, though). This cartoon, which ran from 1988 to 1989, used the tag line: "Fighting crime in a future time, protecting Empire City from Big Boss and his gang of crooks". In 1993, the series was shown in reruns on CBS Saturday mornings as CyberCOPS, the name change due to the 1989 debut of the unrelated primetime reality show of the same name. The show was based on Hasbro's 1988 line of action figures called C.O.P.S 'N' Crooks.

Cops (EP)

This self-titled EP is the debut release by The Cops.

Usage examples of "cops".

By now they're figuring I was either hurt more than they'd thought at first and I'm lying unconscious somewhere, or that I've realized I have no proof to take to the cops, so I have no excuse for stealing a priceless horse.

All cops knew that even someone whose heart had been virtually destroyed by a bullet could still attack and kill them, and die only when his oxygen-starved brain died.

All cops had dreams, but he and Trammell had gone through a rough patch a few years back, just after the shootout.

Most cops went through their entire careers without ever firing their weapons on the job, but Dane and Trammell hadn’t been that lucky.

After a while, cops reached the point where violent crimes were pretty routine, in their own way.

He’d heard of cops who got turned on by danger, but he’d never been one of them.

Now, added to the force of his own nature, was the look that all cops had: that all-encompassing cynicism, the cool distance, the wall that those in law enforcement erected between themselves and those they served.

If a killer moved around, kept the murders spread out over different jurisdic­tions, cops might never figure out that it was the work of a serial killer because they wouldn’t have the other murders to compare the method to.

Some cops handled it better than others, but they all paid, and they had only normal sensitivities.

All cops were jealous of their jurisdiction, and nobody, especially the old-timers, liked bringing the Bureau in on anything.

Unlike most cops, and not counting Trammell, his bank account was healthy.

Part of the fun—as it turned out, most of the fun—of this last one had been knowing that the cops would go crazy, with two incidences so similar, so close together, and absolutely no clues with which they could work.

But evi­dently the cops were more stupid than he had thought, which took even more of the fun out of it.

The cops didn’t believe her—for now—but the fact was, she was a real danger to him.

That was another piece of psychological subterfuge: Cops wouldn’t expect him to draw attention to himself with a loud radio.