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A Beautiful Mind
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I learned that only the "patrol fairies" go to roll call and you should, "stay off the rover." Smile
 
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forth with or fourth with ,
I am gonna go look that up ,

I had never heard it prior to some cop show

and Risoli and Isles cops talk about RNP's or RMP's ,
haven't figured that out yet





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Too clever by half
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Internal Affairs, IAD, IA
Cold Case
Homicide




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FREEZE!!!

Perp

Hands in the air, Scumbag!

Rap Sheet.

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Back in the day we called our guns our Roscoe's, called our badges our "buttons". A few years ago I told a young copper that I was going back to my locker to get another Roscoe and I had to explain to him what I was doing. Same thing with the button. I'm going to "button" my way in I told one youngster. He seemed confused.
 
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"Calling all cars" (probably in disuse now, if it was ever used). APB, or All Points Bulletin.




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Originally posted by bendable:
forth with or fourth with ,
I am gonna go look that up ,

I had never heard it prior to some cop show

and Risoli and Isles cops talk about RNP's or RMP's ,
haven't figured that out yet


RMP= Radio Mobile Patrol= Cop Car in some areas.
 
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Originally posted by mrapteam666:
Trout Trooper ( I cannot remember if I heard this on tv or read it in a book)


Game Wardens get all the best nicknames. Big Grin

Possum Police
Critter Cop
Trout Trooper
Mullet Marshall
Duck Detective
Squirrel Sheriff
etc.


We call the DEC Officers Fish Cops.
 
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Trout Troopers is so much more alliterative, though. Big Grin
 
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Adam Henry, but I might not have got that from a tv show


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Originally posted by Kevmo:

Oh yeah, and Adam 12 taught me "see the man at the store"


"1 Adam-12, see the man, 415 fight group, with chains & knives."

"..see surplus store, corner People's drive and 124th street."

"182 and Bush, I've got him at gunpoint."

Wink


"See the man . . . " was my first thought. I guess we know how old we are.




The fish is mute, expressionless. The fish doesn't think because the fish knows everything.
 
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That one always bothered me. "Gun shot wound" is 3 syllables. "GSW" is 5. Writing it is ok but saying it is useless.



Never underestimate the appeal of an outsider-excluding acronym. Jargon is irresistible.




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"Flash the Tin"
Identifying yourself when in plain clothes.
Also used as a tactic to gain free admission to places non cops had to pay to get in.


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Originally posted by Bulldog7972:
Back in the day we called our guns our Roscoe's, called our badges our "buttons". A few years ago I told a young copper that I was going back to my locker to get another Roscoe and I had to explain to him what I was doing. Same thing with the button. I'm going to "button" my way in I told one youngster. He seemed confused.

I'm not young by any means...currently on Social Security...but in 28 years in LE, I'd never heard of "button" used that way...might be a East Coast thing.

Out here on the West Coast, we "buzz" our way in




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The ten codes started going away in the 90's.Most of the ones used on TV programs were agency or state specific.


Got "tuned up" was "lumped up".


We had Frequent flyers....easy to decipher.


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Originally posted by mrapteam666:
Trout Trooper ( I cannot remember if I heard this on tv or read it in a book)


Game Wardens get all the best nicknames. Big Grin

Possum Police
Critter Cop
Trout Trooper
Mullet Marshall
Duck Detective
Squirrel Sheriff
etc.

I once heard USFS rangers called "tree fuzz." Big Grin
 
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Forest Fuzz fits better with the alliteration theme.

I'll be sure to add that one to my repertoire.
 
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Originally posted by bendable:
forth with or fourth with ,
I am gonna go look that up


Forthwith means “without delay” or immediately


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Lotta NYPD in this thread. Most departments have gone to plain language, all there are still some annoying phrases such as "that's clear" and DRT instead of DOA. We used to use a descriptor that was definitely politically correct, and never on the air; real dirtbags were often referred to as "douchenozzles"
 
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How about the words for informants:
snitch, stool pigeon, stoolie, fink, etc.

One I learned from British cop shows, I think Endeavour: "grass" is a snitch.


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