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Police Lingo

Police Lingo you will hear on the Radio

All police departments use slightly differnet slang. This is a general list of abbrevations that should be simliar between departments or not used.

A&B Assault and Battery
ABC Alcoholic Beverage Control
ADW Assault with Deadly Weapon
AIU
Accident Investigation Unit(s)
AKA Also Known As
ALS Advanced Life Support
AMA
Against Medical Advice
APB All Points Bulletin
ATL
Attempt To Locate
AUO Aggravated Unlicensed Operation
B&E Breaking and Entering
BOLO Be On the Look Out
CAD
Computer Aided Dispatch
CD Civil Defense
CI
Confidential Informant
CP
Command Post
CHRI (kri) Criminal History Record Information
CSU
Crime Scene Unit
DCI Department of Criminal Investigations (Drug Task Force)
DNR Department of Natural Rescources
DOA
Dead On Arrival
DWAI Driving While Ability Impaired
DWI Driving While Intoxicated
EOD
Explosive Ordinance Disposal (bomb squad)
ETA
Estimated Time until Arrival
ETOH
Drunk or Alcohol on Board
FD
Fire Department
FIRD Federal Incedent Response Plan
FOID Firearm Owner IDentifcation (Card)
FTA Failure To Appear (for court appearance)
GSW
Gun Shot Wound
KVO
Keep Vein open (relates to IV flow rate)
LZ
Landing Zone (Helicopters - LifeFlight)
MDT
Mobile Data Terminal
ME
Medical Examiner
MVA
Motor Vehicle Accident
NCIC
National Crime Information Center database
TIPS Traffic Information Planning System
NTA Notice To Appear (in court for traffic ticket)
OLN
Operators License Number
PD
Police Department
PIO
Public Information Officer
POV
Privately Owned Vehicle
RIT
Rapid Intervention Team
RYDC
Regional Youth Detention Center
Side A
Front of building
Side B
Left side of building
Side C
Rear of building
Side D
Right side of building
SIP
Simultaneous Incident Plan
SO
Sheriff's Office
             
 

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