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Do you know the real meaning behind this law enforcement jargon?

By: H&I Staff     Posted: January 6, 2020, 8:00AM

How often have you seen a crime drama in which the detective or investigator arrives at the scene of the crime and immediately asks for a run-down of the situation? Suddenly, the conversation becomes a mix of police jargon and definitions, helping the audience along as we learn exactly what's going on.

We want to know how much of the lingo you've picked up. Can you define this police jargon? It's a tough one, but give it a try and show us your police trivia smarts. Good luck!

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  1. If someone calls in a B&E, what is happening on the scene?
  2. If someone calls in a GTA, what is happening on the scene?
  3. What is the abbreviation for "Attempt to Locate"?
  4. If someone calls in a DIP, what is happening on the scene?
  5. What is the abbreviation for "Dead On Arrival"?
  6. If someone is due in court and someone calls an FTA, what has happened?
  7. If you've committed a crime and are being take to the DOC, where are you going?
  8. If an officer advises a BOLO and you cannot see a perpetrator, what are they advises?
  9. What is the abbreviation for "Public Intoxication"?
  10. If an officer asks to remove all "civvies" from the area, who do they want removed from the scene?
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