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Glossary of Police Terms, Acronyms and Jargon

A glossary of common police terms, acronyms, and jargon.

A.K.A

A/O

Acquittal

Admission

Affidavit

Aggravated

Arrest

Arson

At Large

Auto Burg

Back up

Bail

Beat

Burglary

Case Number

Case

Centerpunch

Chip

Cite Out

Cite

Citizen

Civil Action

Civilian

Clan Lab

CLETS

Clock

Clout

Code - 1

Code-2

Code-3

Code-33

Code-4

Code-5

Code-6

Code-7

Cold Paper

Community Adjustment

Complaint

Confession

Conspiracy

Cook

Cooker

Cop the Plate

Cop

CORI

Cover

Crank

Cranked

Criminal Action

Crook

Cross

D.L.

D.O.A.

D.O.B.

Detail

Detective

Deuce

Dime Bag

Dime

Dirty

Disorderly Conduct

Dope

Dopin'
The definition of "Dopin'" from the About Crime Glossary.

Double-deuce Gatt
The definition of "Double-deuce Gatt" from the About Crime Glossary.

Down For
The definition of "Down For" from the About Crime Glossary.

Down Paper
The definition of "Down Paper" from the About Crime Glossary.

Drive-by
The definition of "Drive-by" from the About Crime Glossary.

DUI or DWI

Fixit Ticket
The definition of "Fixit Ticket" from the About Crime Glossary.

FST

FTA
The definition of "FTA" from the About Crime Glossary.

FTP
The definition of "FTP" from the About Crime Glossary.

Gate Out
The definition of "Gate Out" from the About Crime Glossary.

Gatt
The definition of "Gatt" from the About Crime Glossary.

Go by Complaint
The definition of "Go By Complaint" from the About Crime Glossary.

GOA
The definition of "GOA" from the About Crime Glossary.

Going Down
The definition of "Going Down" from the About Crime Glossary.

Grand Jury

H&S

Hit
The definition of "Hit" from the About Crime Glossary.

Homicide

Hook Up
The definition of "Hook Up" from the About Crime Glossary.

Hook
The definition of "Hook" from the About Crime Glossary.

Hoopty
The definition of "Hoopty" from the About Crime Glossary.

Hot Prowl
The definition of "Hot Prowl" from the About Crime Glossary.

Hot
The definition of "Hot" from the About Crime Glossary.

I.R. Number
The definition of "I.R. Number" from the About Crime Glossary.

ICAM

IFO
The definition of "IFO" from the About Crime Glossary.

III

Information

Infraction
The definition of "Infraction" from the About Crime Glossary.

Intimidation

Invoke
The definition of "Invoke" from the About Crime Glossary.

J
The definition of "J" from the About Crime Glossary.

Joint
The definition of "Joint" from the About Crime Glossary.

Juvenile

K&A

Knock and Announce

Knock and Talk

Lawyer Up

Line-Up

Lo

Loaded

Lt

Mag

Magazine

Mahaska

Make the Bucket

Mds

Mdt

Mechanical

Miranda

Misdemeanor

Mover

Mug

Mups

Ncf

Ncic

Nickel

On the Box

On View

Oz

Packin'

Paper

Parkers

Pas

Pat Down

PC Dec

PC

Perimeter

Perp

Photo Lineup

Plastic

PO

Points

Pop

Porac

Post

Pre-Lim

Precursors

Priors

Prisoner

Probation Search

Px

QOA

Railroad Tracks

Rap Sheet

Rap

Red-P

Reg Out

Reg

Respond

Responsible

Ride

Rig

RO

Roll Up

Roll

Roscoe

Rp

Run Out

Run

Sales

Sarge

Scratch

Search Clause

Sector

Sergeant

Skate

Slammer

Sling

Slug

Smack

Snitch

Social

Speed

Spike

Spun

Stack

Stop

Strike

Stripes

Stub

Super Court

Sus

Sustained

SVS

T-Bone

Tag

Tagger

Take Paper

Take

Tat

The Box

Tracks

Trey-Eight Gatt

Tro

Unit

Valid

Verbal

Victim

Visual

Walk

Warner

Warrant

Weed

Went Down

Whack

Wobbler

Written

X

X-Unit

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