English translation: Identity Parade Room

Dutch term or phrase:confrontatiekamer
English translation:Identity Parade Room
Entered by: Inge Dijkstra

20:33 Jun 1, 2011
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Tourism & Travel / police term
Dutch term or phrase: confrontatiekamer
I'm working on a translation of a B&B website. This accommodation used to be a police station, which was refurbished into a B&B some years ago. The rooms have all kept their original names, e.g. the names of the staff rooms. This is the first of a series (to follow in other questions).
Based on the translation of "confrontatiespiegel" (= two-way mirror according to Van Dale) my guess would be "two-way mirror observation room", but since this former police station was based in a small Dutch village (though covering a wider area), I think terms like this are not appropriate. What about "line-up room"? Is lining up common in the Dutch police force?
Any suggestions? Thanks!
Inge Dijkstra
Local time: 13:11
Identity Parade Room
in UK English. In the US an "Indentity Parade" is indeed a "Line Up" I believe.
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Dave Greatrix
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:11
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Thanks very much, Dave!
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Dave Greatrix



9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
Identity Parade Room

in UK English. In the US an "Indentity Parade" is indeed a "Line Up" I believe.

Dave Greatrix
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:11
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 10
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Thanks very much, Dave!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Kate Hudson
6 mins

agree  W Schouten
10 hrs

agree  André Linsen: this also sounds very nice!
1 day 11 hrs

agree  11thmuse: A 'confrontatiekamer' is often rather small and used for the quick check. Does the witness recognize the suspected person? Preliminary evidence. I don't believe that a group police station would have a line up facility. Translate on the basis of the sourc
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