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.


OBS'D: observed.


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

the influence.


“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.”

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