[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - police=*

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 10 06:17:58 UTC 2019

On Sun, 10 Mar 2019 at 14:59, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>

> > There are various 'prisons'. The OSM one is one kind. Police can have
> small ones they hold people in e.g. while drunk, or before sending on to
> court, courts can have their own too.
> In American English, that’s a jail. Usually these are for short-term
> detention, from one night to several months. County jails can be quite
> large with several buildings (eg in Los Angeles), but the jail for a small
> town police deptartment might be one room attached to the police station.
> I believe the British spelling is “Gaol”, so “police=gaol” might be
> appropriate, if  amenity=prison doesn’t work.

You're both perfectly correct, but for the overnight holding cell /
lock-up, that would just be part of the Police station, wouldn't it, so
wouldn't get it's own separate tag?


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