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police reporter

a news reporter assigned to cover a police department for newsworthy events.
Origin of police reporter
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Only twice have I been called as a police reporter to the spot.

    The Battle with the Slum Jacob A. Riis.
  • Or, according to the police reporter, be either coward or stoic.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • He was discoursing on some phase of life; and an old night police reporter listened for a moment and said, "Rats!"

    The Colossus Opie Read
  • I have personally, as a police reporter, helped trace many foul crimes to these houses where they were hatched.

    The Battle with the Slum Jacob A. Riis.
  • I was just closing my career as police reporter for the Detroit "Free Press," when we were married.

    Making the House a Home Edgar A. Guest
  • Some of Mammy's stories would have been bonanzas to a police reporter of today; others would have bred emulation in Edgar Poe.

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