(slang) - An informal, vulgar or humorous term for the fear, apprehension, or hatred of police and/or police officers.

This word and its alternate policophobia are not true scientific terms, but instead are informal terms of common humor, slang and conversation. The words are often used informally by politicians, comedians, authors and artists. Astynomiaphobia, is the official psychological term for "fear of police", though it is only seldom used.

The words police phobia and policophobia can be found at these and other websites:

Police Phobia
Nky.com: N. Ky. Politics: http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/gov2/2006/03/seat-belt-law-passes-senate.asp
Rapid City Journal: http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/politicalblog/?p=1562
Republic of Turkey: Fikret Mualla: http://goturkey.turizm.gov.tr/BelgeGoster.aspx?17A16AE30572D313FFB2CB2AD591CE26BFA78F5AB8E93754
Ibo-Talk.org: http://mailman.lbo-talk.org/2004/2004-August/018936.html
Hazel8500: http://hazel8500.wordpress.com/2007/05/01/serial-murder-victims-and-edmonton-funding/
AsianArt.com: Police Phobia: http://www.asianart.com/articles/heimsath/12.html

Fun With Words: Phobias: http://www.fun-with-words.com/phobias_o-q.html#P
Dr. Belair's Phobia Page: http://www.dr-belair.com/dic/Medicine/Neuro-Psychiatry/Phobias.htm
Armenian Diaspora: Be Very Afraid: http://www.armeniandiaspora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5461

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