- a news reporter assigned to cover a police department for newsworthy events.
Origin of police reporter
First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for police reporter
His berth as police-reporter meant a constantly active and unsettled existence.The Exploits of Juve
Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
I could feel everything to be just as it was—my experience as a police-reporter gave verisimilitude to the least detail.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2