noun[mass noun] • informal
- (In the UK) a set of conservative and discriminatory attitudes said to exist within the police force: clumsy questioning of suspects will not improve unless so-called police canteen culture is wiped outMore example sentences
- I believe we have got to the heart of canteen culture.
- When policemen are responsible for the violence, I dare say it's canteen culture.
- In recent years North Yorkshire police were condemned for establishing a canteen culture and county ambulance service chiefs were censured for bullying.