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The Language Of Police: Cop Slang

Everyone has their own pet names for various items, and many people have used cute little nicknames for their favorite or not so favorite people. But when it comes to cops and their slang, well, it’s a language all it’s own. For example… A little while – response offered to bad guys when they ask […]

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The Language Of Police: Cop Slang

Everyone has their own pet names for various items, and many people have used cute little nicknames for their favorite or not so favorite people. But when it comes to cops and their slang, well, it’s a language all it’s own. For example… A little while – response offered to bad guys when they ask […]

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More Cop, Crook, and Street Slang

Slang Terms Used by Cops and Robbers The world of cops and robbers is an entity all its own. It’s a culture that lives and breathes in every neighborhood of every city. And, within each individual subgroup comes a separate set of traditions, rules, regulations, and even their own language(s). The same is true within […]

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Cop, Crook, and Street Slang

  The world of cops and robbers is an entity all its own. It’s a culture that lives and breathes in every neighborhood of every city. And, within each individual subgroup comes a separate set of traditions, rules, regulations, and even their own language(s). To survive in these various social orders, members and visitors must […]

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10 Survival Tips For Cops … Well, Sort Of

1. Never underestimate suspects. The little ones are just as capable of inflicting enormous amounts of pain as their larger peers. In fact, the hardest I’ve ever been hit with a bare hand was by a woman who didn’t take too kindly to me arresting her extremely combative adult son. The young man, by the […]

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Cop-ronyms: Say…WHAT?

  I know, talking shop with cops can be confusing. So here’s a handy Cop-To-English guide for writers. AKA – Also Known As APB -All Points Bulletin. STOP using this one. It went out with the T-Rex, sometime around the time when Betty White was born. ATL – Attempt to Locate. “ATL for Betty White’s birth certificate was […]

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Castle: Reckoning – A Good Cop/Bad Cop Review

  “It’s not just the murder he likes, it’s the game.” ~ Castle Melanie Atkins I enjoyed this week’s episode, the second of two parts, much better than I did last week’s show. Kate was kidnapped at the end of that one after going off alone to chase a lead, something we all agreed was […]

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4 Rules of Writing Cops: Avoiding The WRIAMY Pile

1. Use caution when writing cop slang. What you hear on TV may not be the language used by real police officers. And, what is proper terminology and/or slang in one area may be totally unheard of in another. A great example are the slang terms Vic (Victim), Wit (Witness), and Perp (Perpetrator). These shortened […]

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Researching Cops: Books of the Trade

Topics include officer safety, emergency care to injured, securing and controlling the scene, search methods, scene documentation and photography. Also introduces a tried and true 18 step crime scene processing methodology based on the author’s experience in the field. Step by step guide through procedures, tactics and forensic techniques used in sudden death and violent […]

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The Language of Cops and Robbers

  Cop, Crook, and Street Slang The world of cops and robbers is an entity all its own. It’s a culture that lives and breathes in every neighborhood of every city. With each individual society comes a set of traditions, rules, regulations, and language. To survive in these various social orders, members must learn to […]