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Acronym Meaning

ABC Anti-Social Behaviour Contract

ABH Actual Bodily Harm

ACC Assistant Chief Constable

ACPO Association of Chief Police Officers

AFO Authorised Firearms Officer

ALO Architectural Liaison Officer

ANPR Automatic Number Plate Reader Can recognise a car registration plate and put it through PNC in seconds.

APS Acting Police Sergeant

ARB Accident Report Book

ARV Armed Response Vehicle

ASBO Anti Social Behaviour Order

ASU Air Support Unit

BOCU Borough Operational Command Unit (Met)

BPA Black Police Association

BTP British Transport Police The national police force for the railways.

C & D Complaints and Discipline, This is known by different names from force to force, but universally as the Rubberheel Squad, because you never hear them coming.

CBM Community Beat Manager (North Wales)

CBRN Chemical Biological Radiological & Nuclear

CCJ County Court Judgement

CCTV Closed Circuit Television

CHIS Covert Human Intelligence Source Official name for informants.

CIB Complaints Investigation Branch, The Met's version of the Rubberheel Squad.

CID Criminal Investigation Department, They wear plain cothes and investigate crime of a certain seriousness (varies from force to force what they take on) or involving protracted enquiries.

CJU Criminal (or Central) Justice Unit, These people are responsible for taking case files from officers and collating all the information necessary for the CPS to either take to court or dispose of by other means.

CMC Crime Management Centre, Responsible for taking crime reports, collating statistics and ensuring that PNC is correctly updated.

CPR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, External heart massage.

CPS Crown Prosecution Service, Responsible for taking jobs to court and successfuly prosecuting the offender.

CPIA Criminal Proceedings and Investigations Act

CPIU Child Protection & Investigation Unit

CPO Crime Prevention Officer

CPU Case Progression Unit, Certain Met nicks now have a team that will carry out enquiries on behalf of the arresting officer in order to expedite the proceedings.

CRB (1) Collision Report Book, (2) Criminal Records Bureau

CRO Criminal Records Office, Everyone prosecuted for a recordable offence will have a CRO or 'Club' number.

CSO Community Support Officer

CSU Community Safety Unit

D & C See C & D

D & D (1) Drunk and Disorderly, (2) Drink and Drive

D & I Drunk and Incapable

DAI Deeper Accident Investigation

DCC Deputy Chief Constable

DCI Detective chief Inspector

DCIT New name for CID (Surrey)

DDO Designated Detention Officer

DI Detective Inspector

DIC Drunk In Charge

DPG Diplomatic Protection Group, Responsible for the protection of VIPs in London. They are armed and drive around in red police cars. Also known as SO15.

DPP Director of Public Prosecutions

DS Detective Sergeant

DVLA Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency

DVO Domestic Violence Officer

EG Evidence Gatherer, The officer who runs around with a video camera during a riot or other event oin order to catch the offenders on tape commiting crime.

EAB Evidence and Actions Book, BTP version of the IRB (See below)

FIB Force Intelligence Bureau

FIC Firearms Incident Commander

FIO Field Intelligence Officer

FBO Football Banning Order

FLO Family Liaison Officer, May be Crime or Traffic.

FME Forensic Medical Examiner

FMT Force Management Team, Usually consists of the Chief Constable and those of a similar (but not as high) rank. May also include senior police staff such as HR director, Finance Director etc.

FPN Fixed Penalty Notice

GBH Grievous Bodily Harm

GMP Greater Manchester Police

HMIC Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabularies

HOLMES Home Office Large Major Enquiry System

HOSTYD Hollow Spike Tyre Deflation (Stinger)

HPDS High Potential Development Scheme, New name for Accelerated Promotion

HR Human Resources, The new name for Personnel.

ICP Incident Control Point

IED Improvised Explosice Device

IIC Internal Investigation Command (MET)

IP Injured Party, or Victim

IPA International Police Association

IRB Incident Report Book

IRV Incident Responce Vehicle

KCC Kent County Constabulary

LAGPA Lesbian and Gay Police Association

LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender/Transsexual

LIO Local Intelligence Officer

MDP Ministry of Defence Police

MG Forms Manual of Guidance, The standard way case files are put to the CPS. There is a form for every occasion and it ensures that every case file looks the same.

MISPER Missing Person

MO Modus Operandi, The method used by an offender in committing an offence. usually follows a similar pattern each time.

MP Military Police

MPS Metropolitan Police Service

NAFIS National Automatic Fingerprint Identification System

NCIS National Criminal Intelligence Service

NCS National Crime Squad, Responsible for investigating serious and organised crime that crosses force boundaries.

NIM National Intelligence Model

NFA (1) No Fixed Abode, (2) No Further Action, A decision not to proceed with a prosecution.

NFIU National Football Intelligence Unit

NIM National Intelligence Model

NSY New Scotland Yard, Headquarters of the Met.

NVC Non Verbal Communication, Body language.

OCU Operational Command Unit (Met)

PACE Police And Criminal Evidence Act

PC Police Constable

PCSO Police Community Support Officer

PDP Professional Development Portfolio

PDR Professional Development Review

PER Prisoner Escort Record

PNB (1) Pocket Note Book, (2) Pay Negotiating Board, (3) Personal Needs Break (pit stop)

PNC Police National Computer, Contains details of every person who has come to notice of the police for a recordable offence, and every vehicle registered with the DVLA.

POLACC Police Accident, Any incident involving a police vehicle, even if the police vehicle is not directly involved.

POLCOL Police collision, The new name for a Polacc. Apparently theres no such thing as an accident!

POLSA Police Search Advisor

POP Problem Orientd Policing

Polfed Police Federation

PPE Personal Protective Equipment

PQMS Person of Questionnable Mental Stability

PS Police Sergeant

PSD Professional Standards Department, Rubber-heelers again.

PSU Police Support Unit, The basic public order unit, consisting of 3 Serials of a sergeant and 6 PCs, commanded by an inspector. It is a formation usually deployed during serious disorder such as a riot. They are usually the highest trained dedicated public order officers.

PTC Police Training Centre

PYO Persistent Young Offender

RAFP Royal Air Force Police

RCIU Road Crash Investigation UNit

RHIP Rank Has Its Privileges

RIPA Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, Governs all surveillance operations and sets out safeguards for the use of any kind of directed or intrusive surveillance.

ROTI Record Of Taped Interview

RP Responsible Person, Responsible, for example, for a shop of company

RT Area Car

RTA Road Traffic Accident

RTC Road Traffic Collision, Apparently there's no such thing as an accident any more, someone is always to blame.

RV/RVP Rendezvous Point

SB Special Branch

SC Special Constable

SEG Special Escort Group (MDP)

SETAC Special Traffic Accident Car (MET)

SGT Sergeant

SIO Senior Investigating Officer

SO Special Operations, Part of the Met that deals with, well, Specialist Operations! Divided into a number of distinct units, although a recent restructure has meant that some of them are no longer known by their SO number.

SO2 Fingerprint Bureau

SO3 Directorate of Forensic Services

SO4 National Identification Service

SO5 Child Protection Unit

SO6 Specialist Crime OCU, or Fraud Squad

SO7 Serious and Organised Crime Group, includes the Flying Squad and others

SO10 Crime Operations Group

SO11 Directorate of Intelligence

SO12 Special Branch

SO13 Anti Terorist Branch

SO14 Royalty Protection Group

SO16 Diplomatic Protection Group

SO17 Palace of Westminster

SO19 Specialist Firearms Unit

SOCA Serious and Organised Crime Agency

SOCO Scenes of Crime Officer

SPOC Single Point of Contact

TAC Traffic Accident Car (MET)

TAG Tactical Aid Group

TIC Taken Into Consideration, Offences admitted by a defendant who has been found guilty of a similar offence, and dealt with at the same time.

TMU Traffic Management Unit

TSG Territorial Support Group, The Met's public order teams are drawn from this unit, which has about 6 bases across London.

TVP Thames Valley Police

TWOC Taking Without Owner's Consent, also TDA or TWLA

UDT Unarmed Defensive Tactics

UKAEAC United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary

VASCAR Visual Average Speed Camera And Recorder

VDRS Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme

VEU Vehicle Examination Unit

VSS Victim Suppot Scheme

VPS Victim Personal Statement

YOT Youth Offending Team

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And SFO. Specialst Firearms Officer. (and SO19 is now CO19.)

The Met also have an SEG, unless you meant the Met when you put MDP?

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RTFQ - read the f**king question

State 4-0 - Mad as a box of frogs

LOB - load of boll*cks

ModPlod - another nickname for the Ministory of Defence Police

PIITS - Prisoner Interview and Intelligence Team (aka CIT - Custody Investigation Team)

T/DC - Trainee Detective Constable

SPG - Special Population Group (usually in the context of terrorism)

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BINGO Seat: ###### Im Not Getting Out Seat. The seat at the back of a police carrier where the laziest officer sits. One up from a BONGO.

BONGO: Books On Never Goes Out.

CHAV: Popular phrase widely used. Several variations of the same. Council House And Vermin, Council

House And Violent etc.

FLUB: Fat Lazy Useless B******.

GTP.: Good To Police. Many things can be considered G.T.P. Shops that provide discounts, curry houses,

night clubs that provide free entry etc. G.T.P -The unethical practice of using your position as a

police officer to obtain services or goods for free. (or at wildly knocked down prices.)

JAFLO: Just Another F****** Liaison Officer. Often used on mutual aid visits to outside forces.

LOB. A call which did not require police presence. Load Of ######, in less politically correct times was

often heard on the police radio, was often given by old sweats as a result to a call.

LAS. (London Amb service) People who make drunks disappear, take our carefully applied bandages off

and know which nurses at the local hospital are currently single.

LFB (London Fire Brigade) Really good at cutting roofs of cars that have got a single dent in a wing.

MO.: modus operandi. The way in which a criminal commits a crime.

MUPPETT: Most Useless Police Person Ever Trained. Generally a term of endearment used whilst engaging

in banter. Used when someone makes a mistake. eg. 'You muppet, you've forgotton to bring the

white stuff back with you'.

Q.E.: Queen's evidence. An accomplice in a crime giving evidence in the hope of a lighter sentences.

RAT: Really Adept at Traffic law.

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MP should read RMP. White tops have been given their "Royal" prefix, so should we :raz: You've forgotten the most important one, little old us!! how dare you forget HATO!! :nono::lol: :lol:

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CHAV: Popular phrase widely used. Several variations of the same. Council House And Vermin, Council

House And Violent etc.

CHAV: originally comes from Cheltenham Average but it's meaning has changed to "burberry wearing youth" somewhere along the way. much like gay meant happy.

sorry i'm full of useless info

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SOS-NOD = ** edited by Ian_C ** Not Appropriate for a public forum

SIM = Strange In Manner

BA = Ball Acher

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VEM = Visible ethnic minority*

*Will most likely be out of date by the time I've pressed Add Reply.

Gaz

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AMIT = Area Major Incident Team

CID = C***s in Disguise!

ERV = Emergency Response Vehicle (Certain Counties)

IRV = Immediate Response Vehicle (Met)

NHI = 'No Humans Involved'. An american term used in reference to a crime in which the victim is a criminal (most commonly in a murder where the deceased is a gang member etc).

SOCA = Serious Organised Crime Agency.

SOCO = Scene of Crime Officer.

SOIT = Sexual Offences Investigation Techniques

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Also

SOLO Sexual Offences Liason Officer

Replaced

VLO Victim Liason Officer

FMO Force Medical Officer

CAIU Child Abuse Investigation Unit

Not Forgetting

LOB Load of ....

COS Crock of ....

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"DPG Diplomatic Protection Group, Responsible for the protection of VIPs in London. They are armed and drive around in red police cars. Also known as SO15"

Sorry but since when has DPG been known as SO15? They are completely different departments

SO15 is Counter Terrorism Command.

DPG used to be SO16, but is now CO6

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BINGO Seat: ###### Im Not Getting Out Seat. The seat at the back of a police carrier where the laziest officer sits. One up from a BONGO.

BONGO: Books On Never Goes Out.

CHAV: Popular phrase widely used. Several variations of the same. Council House And Vermin, Council

House And Violent etc.

FLUB: Fat Lazy Useless B******.

GTP.: Good To Police. Many things can be considered G.T.P. Shops that provide discounts, curry houses,

night clubs that provide free entry etc. G.T.P -The unethical practice of using your position as a

police officer to obtain services or goods for free. (or at wildly knocked down prices.)

JAFLO: Just Another F****** Liaison Officer. Often used on mutual aid visits to outside forces.

LOB. A call which did not require police presence. Load Of ######, in less politically correct times was

often heard on the police radio, was often given by old sweats as a result to a call.

LAS. (London Amb service) People who make drunks disappear, take our carefully applied bandages off

and know which nurses at the local hospital are currently single.

LFB (London Fire Brigade) Really good at cutting roofs of cars that have got a single dent in a wing.

MO.: modus operandi. The way in which a criminal commits a crime.

MUPPETT: Most Useless Police Person Ever Trained. Generally a term of endearment used whilst engaging

in banter. Used when someone makes a mistake. eg. 'You muppet, you've forgotton to bring the

white stuff back with you'.

Q.E.: Queen's evidence. An accomplice in a crime giving evidence in the hope of a lighter sentences.

RAT: Really Adept at Traffic law.

Similar to GTP we have OBD - Old bill discount

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How come the RMP and the RAFP are up there but not the RNP (Royal Naval Police , formerly known as the regulating branch)?

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well,, its there now,, thanks mate

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