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

We're looking for your best effort, 10-4?

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?

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

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PattyHerbst 1 day ago
I used to sit with my Dad, a retired Sheriff's deputy, and watch this show.And many of the terms were used by him on the job as well.
Mukusthebadd1 1 day ago
Oooohhhh....
I got all of them right...
There was an episode of Adam-12, there was a "grand theft horse.
Lacey 11 days ago
10/10 Almost missed #9 as it seems too obvious.
rycki1138 17 days ago
10 out of 10
Bravo, officer (or well-informed civilian)! You've clearly been paying attention.
ndebrabant 17 days ago
You got 10 out of 10
Bravo, officer (or well-informed civilian)! You've clearly been paying attention.
papaC62 18 days ago
BAM....10/10. All those years glued to the tv paid off
Irish 18 days ago
I have cops for cousins! Got 10/10
Runeshaper 18 days ago
You got 10 out of 10
Bravo, officer (or well-informed civilian)! You've clearly been paying attention.

WOOHOO!!!
Tammy 20 days ago
You got 9 out of 10
Bravo, officer (or well-informed civilian)! You've clearly been paying attention
Catman 20 days ago
This was silly. 10/10 but c'mon.
Barry22 21 days ago
10/10, I'm ready to enter The Police Academy. "Guns, guns, when do we get guns?!"
jpdirisio13 Barry22 15 days ago
Calm down Barney.....er, Barry
nerakr 21 days ago
10/10. Could we make it harder next time?
EllisClevenger 22 days ago
You got 10 out of 10
Bravo, officer (or well-informed civilian)! You've clearly been paying attention.
harlow1313 22 days ago
Now I want a quiz on trucker lingo. Perhaps Metv could resuscitate "Movin' On."

Heck, this calls for a little C.W. McCall:
I says, "Pig Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck.
"We just ain't a-gonna pay no toll."
So we crashed the gate doing ninety-eight
I says "Let them truckers roll, 10-4."
BubbaPacha77511 22 days ago
10/10... Full Disclosure.. I kindve cheated.. Im a FORMER officer
KatHat 22 days ago
You got 10 out of 10
Bravo, officer (or well-informed civilian)! You've clearly been paying attention.
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