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A centre set up by the police to coordinate operations connected with a particular crime, accident, or other incident.
- ‘The incident room at Richmond Police Station has 30 detectives and other officers working full-time on the case.’
- ‘Police set up an incident room at Ecclesfield police station as soon as they were alerted to the abduction.’
- ‘More than 200 people called a police incident room, and the names of 130 men were given to detectives.’
- ‘A team of 40 officers are working from an incident room at Mexborough police station.’
- ‘At Killingbeck police station, Leeds, where police set up an incident room, a steady stream of shocked officers arrived, called in to help find the gunman.’
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