LOCKED ON: focused. As in, “Man that officer is really locked on.” Or: That officer really knows procedure,
policy and the law.
GOOD TO GO: The officer is psyched, has all of his or
her equipment together and is ready for action.
GAT: gun. As in, “We obs'd him over at First and Temple and we saw he had a gat.”
HEAVY: armed or holding a weapon, as in, “He looks heavy.”
TUBE: shotgun. As in, “We are going to deploy the tube.” Or: We are going to take the shotgun out of the car.
O.C.'D: pepper sprayed; short for oleoresin capsicum.
TAZED: hit by a tazer.
HYPE: heroin addict.
“THAT GUY IS DEUCE”: The suspect is driving under
“WE ARE CODE 6 RIGHT NOW”: We are here right now.
“WE ARE CODE 6 ON A CODE 37”: We are right on a stolen vehicle.
“WOULD YOU ASK THE PR TO STEP OUT?”: Would
you ask the person who called the police to step out?
RTO: radio telephone operator.
R.A.: rescue ambulance. As in, “We are requesting an
R.A. on the scene.”
AIR SHIP: helicopter.
CODE 7: lunch. As in, “I am going to do 7.”