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Posted: 9/24/2005 2:21:25 PM EDT
My bro and his wife are both LEO in London Uk and I respect totaly their comitment and I'm proud of my bro doing a tough job with his positive attitude in tough and trying times.

We have many names that the Police are called...from "Pigs" to "Peelers"

Robert Peel the founder of the UK Police system ensures that UK Police can be known as "Bobbies" or "peelers" amongs other unpleasant names.

I know the root to the JBT thing
But where does the Po-Po thing come from?

I hope this is not a dissrespectfull question because it is not meant that way.

Thanks
Taffy

I hope this is a short thread with a quick answer
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 2:42:35 PM EDT
My understanding of "Po-Po" is ghetto slang for Police.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 2:49:39 PM EDT
Slang.

some people pronounce it PO-lease. as in " i done axed him to call de po-lease".



Hence the po-po. Often times confused with the poo poo.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 2:59:57 PM EDT
cop is slang also, short for copper which what they called th police in england
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 3:51:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2005 3:52:26 PM EDT by Taffy223]
Thanks guys

If it is a Ghetto slang...what is is bourne/derived from?

Just interested is all.

Bobby/Copper/Peeler/Pig/Law/Rozzer/Five"O"/JBT/Dog Exterminator ....I know how most of these came about.


But PoPo leaves me guessing

Taffy


ETA

I mean no dissrespect at all to LEO's.
I thank you for your service just as I would thank the/our military.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 10:32:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AROKIE:
cop is slang also, short for copper which what they called th police in england



The "copper" part is because the cops all had copper buttons on their p-coats.

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 10:44:55 PM EDT
My wifes dad loves to call them 'the fuzz'... where the hell did that name come from?
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 10:46:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SgtWhiting:

Originally Posted By AROKIE:
cop is slang also, short for copper which what they called th police in england



The "copper" part is because the cops all had copper buttons on their p-coats.




I have also heard that copper comes from NYPD having Copper badges. I do not know the veracity of this, however.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 10:48:14 PM EDT
Police
Popo
PIG
Fuzz
Heat
THE MAN
LAW
etc etc
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 10:50:32 PM EDT
Don't forget "Johnny Law" or "The Man".
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 11:17:00 PM EDT
pigs/oinkers/law/laws/pop-po/5-0/rollers/jbts/shitheads
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 1:15:42 AM EDT
"All at once you lost your first name. You're a cop, a flatfoot, a bull, a dick, John Law. You're the fuzz, the heat; you're poison, you're trouble, you're bad news. They call you everything, but never a policeman."



Sgt. Joe Friday
L.A.P.D.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 1:36:55 AM EDT
Incase no one responded to "peelers" it comes from Sir Robert Peel the "father of policing." I think he started the first orginized policing standard in early England. "Bobby" is short for robert and thats where they also get the word "Bobbies." "Peelers" is a little more obvious...its sir robert peel's last name.



Ya'll leos correct me if i am wrong.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 3:21:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 3:59:41 AM EDT
Five O
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:08:42 AM EDT
Don't forget, Troopers!

Link Posted: 9/25/2005 8:32:19 AM EDT
POPO is actually an acronym for Pissed Off Police Officer.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 9:36:39 AM EDT
Thought COP was C.O.P. Constable On Patrol?
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:14:35 AM EDT
The Beast
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 2:53:23 PM EDT
Yea

COP is shortened version of constable on patrol.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 3:26:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Blazin413:
POPO is actually an acronym for Pissed Off Police Officer.



Now this may be my answer.
sounds feasible.

My bro getts pissed off sometimes....Then we hide the "Donuts"..j/k

I'd never thought about the roots of a C.O.P or Copper

any more idea's?

Thanks

Taffy

I don't know the difference between a trooper and a policeman
Anyone care to educate me?

Here we have Police....and more Police.
We have dedicated dog/gun/bike/horse/traffic etc ...police men/women but they are all police with pretty much the same powers. Traffic do have piss taken a lot though....sat on their asses all day. And Beat Officers (foot-patrol) get called wooden tops....dunno why.
Those carrying guns have more power though

Link Posted: 9/25/2005 3:47:20 PM EDT
They have taken to calling the police stations here "Po-Po Depot" lately.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:04:43 PM EDT
Usually Troopers are State police.
Deputies work for the county sheriff
Officers work for the municipalities

That can vary quite a bit from place to place.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 7:30:13 PM EDT
In my neck of the woods, many call State Troopers "Staties"......I think it's just a Mass. thing, maybe NH too.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 8:55:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cloak-n-carbine:
In my neck of the woods, many call State Troopers "Staties"......I think it's just a Mass. thing, maybe NH too.



Staters in my neck of the woods.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 8:58:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 9:01:07 PM EDT by npd233]

Originally Posted By TheAvatar9265ft:
Thought COP was C.O.P. Constable On Patrol?



"COP" originated due to the copper buttons worn on uniforms (actually it was "Coppers" but had been shortened to "Cop"). All other derivatives since then, such as Constable on Patrol, Community Oriented Policing, etc. all were named so as to fit with the "COP" nickname.


It's probably the same reasoning behind POLICE being shortened to "PO-PO". It's called slang, and nobody knows where words are born. People just begin using them.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:29:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Taffy223:
Thanks guys

If it is a Ghetto slang...what is is bourne/derived from?

Just interested is all.

Bobby/Copper/Peeler/Pig/Law/Rozzer/Five"O"/JBT/Dog Exterminatorhow

But PoPo leaves me guessing

Taffy


ETA

I mean no dissrespect at all to LEO's.
I thank you for your service just as I would thank the/our military.



Well the story I hear is that one day a bad guy was resisting and was being subdued and he was trying to say POLICE but the stick to the solar plexeus only allowed him to say PO (stick) OHHHH then tried to say it again PO (stick) OHHHHHH.

Who knows. maybe some guys infant couldn't say daddy is being hauled off by the POLICE and could only say PO PO
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:37:42 AM EDT
State P = "State Patrol"
County Mountie ="County Sheriff"
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:40:57 AM EDT
I have a LEO buddy in the UK who calls his reserves "Hobby Bobbies."

I like that one.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:21:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By npd233:

Originally Posted By TheAvatar9265ft:
Thought COP was C.O.P. Constable On Patrol?



"COP" originated due to the copper buttons worn on uniforms (actually it was "Coppers" but had been shortened to "Cop"). All other derivatives since then, such as Constable on Patrol, Community Oriented Policing, etc. all were named so as to fit with the "COP" nickname.


It's probably the same reasoning behind POLICE being shortened to "PO-PO". It's called slang, and nobody knows where words are born. People just begin using them.



+1 on the origin of "COP".......the acronyms happen as a result of coincidence and people with alot of time on their hands..............Kinda like "PIG" standing for "Pride", "Integrity", and "Guts"
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 12:15:44 PM EDT
Don't forget:

Jump-outs
One time
Po-leeces
Hot-boys

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 1:33:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rifle-cop624:
Don't forget:

Jump-outs
One time
Po-leeces
Hot-boys




The only time I've ever heard "One time" is in Cypress Hill songs from waaaaayyyyyyyyyy back in the day.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:41:43 PM EDT
When I started 24 years ago, I got a history lesson from one who started working as a deputy in 1951. My father. He came from up north, and settled in Harris County. Before it was all Houston.
"Coppers" was a derogatory term in the big eastern cities, he cited Chicago, when the police walked the beats. If someone wanted to be left alone they would toss them a copper coin. It meant you could be bought. Hence the term.
The copper button is also a known historical term from the uniforms.
Fuzz came from the fact that the old uniforms were of wool, and until broken in, would leave fuzzy wool. Hence, a rookie would be called a fuzz.
My father recalled the day he was no longer considered a rookie- they bought him a .45 and took away the Smith .38. He worked South Texas in wool, 24-7. No AC, no portable, only his stick, slapper, and if lucky, a partner.
IMHO, more balls and common sense than we see now.



Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:57:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 6:58:58 PM EDT by 3rdStreet]
so where did PIG come from?

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:16:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 3rdStreet:
so where did PIG come from?

www.trifics.com/Trifics/Midwest_PIG_Cookie%20Jar.jpg



See my second post above.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 8:52:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By cloak-n-carbine:
In my neck of the woods, many call State Troopers "Staties"......I think it's just a Mass. thing, maybe NH too.



Staters in my neck of the woods.



There's always good old smokey bear.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 3:29:35 PM EDT
This thread is well, A pretty stupid one. I must say.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 3:43:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By trashiestzero:
This thread is well, A pretty stupid one. I must say.




why post in it then....
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 8:29:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taffy223:

Originally Posted By trashiestzero:
This thread is well, A pretty stupid one. I must say.




why post in it then....



Why, it's because he is the worst of the worst of all trolls...............it's been made OFFICIAL.....see above.

Link Posted: 9/27/2005 8:34:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2005 8:35:57 PM EDT by Snpr1]

Originally Posted By SgtWhiting:

Originally Posted By AROKIE:
cop is slang also, short for copper which what they called th police in england



The "copper" part is because the cops all had copper buttons on their p-coats.





I was told in the academy cop is slang for "Constable On Patrol" like PIG was for "Pride, Intergrity, Guts"

We tease the troopers calling them "tail light chasers" and "Brown Rounds" for the Stetsons they wear.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 8:43:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dfergusonp12:
Yea

COP is shortened version of constable on patrol.



COP / COPS / COPPER is short for the copper buttons used on their issue P-coats.

In the gangster days remember the term "Come and get me, coppers"
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 8:48:46 PM EDT
In California the CHP are called:

CHIPS (From the 70's TV show)
Choclate CHIPS if they were a black officer
Chipies (slang)
Triple A (AAA) with a badge

and my personal favorite because they like to hang around on-ramps and swoop down on speeding motorists, like me on my way to work....heheheheheheh.....LOL

"White crested ramp roosters"

Link Posted: 9/27/2005 9:17:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2005 9:19:35 PM EDT by NeedMoreAmmo]



Bronze!!!

Link Posted: 9/27/2005 9:27:12 PM EDT
The term Cop was derived from the term Copper which in turn was derived from the badges early LE used to wear which was made from the metal copper. At least this is what I read from the text books.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 9:34:23 PM EDT
"2.5" is a security guard
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 10:09:25 PM EDT
On the movie Gangs of New York cops were affectionately refered to as "Crushers", I guess due to their prowess with their billy clubs.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 10:33:39 PM EDT
During a traffic stop I had a six year old in the back seat of the car I stopped say, "I smell bacon!" The look of horror on the mother/driver was priceless. I couldn't help but bust out laughing.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 11:48:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2005 11:49:17 PM EDT by Herr_Luger]
In Germany the only slang / derogatory term is "bulls", actually I don't find it that offensive (anymore).

Another term I hear sometimes is "race management" which is funny, because it's true.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:57:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SgtWhiting:

Originally Posted By AROKIE:
cop is slang also, short for copper which what they called th police in england



The "copper" part is because the cops all had copper buttons on their p-coats.




Not copper buttons, their badges were copper plated with something else....
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