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01-26-2004, 17:11 #1Rookie
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What does R & P mean?
I am a cop from the south. I have watched a couple of TV shows depicting policing in New York. They refer to their patrol cars as r &p's. What does this mean??
01-26-2004, 17:15 #2
RMP-- Radio Motorized Patrol
01-26-2004, 17:20 #3Rookie
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RMP. thank you Alexander. that has been bugging me for weeks.
01-26-2004, 17:30 #4
No problem. Be safe.
01-26-2004, 22:35 #5Cadet
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From the "NYPD Blue" faq, here is an unofficial list of NYPD acronyms:
-Skel: Short-hand for "skeleton"; i.e., what most drug-users
wind up looking like. A derogatory term used to describe
low-life junkies. Also refers to homeless vagrants.
-PAA: Principal Administrative Assistant
-IAB: Internal Affairs Bureau, the branch of the police
that investigates other cops
-DOA: Traditionally means "dead on arrival"; here it's used
to refer to just about any dead person, murdered or otherwise
-Juice: Influence; i.e., veteran cops like Sipowicz and Simone have
lots of juice at other precincts when their friends
get in trouble
-Reaching Out: Can mean anything from just contacting someone
to trying to convince them to help the cops to
seeing if they need help
-Lawyering Up: A suspect's decision to stop answering questions
and ask for legal counsel.
-The House: Shorthand term for the stationhouse
-Up/Catching: Baseball metaphors used to describe the system by
which cases are assigned; e.g., Simone caught
that murder in Chinatown because he was up
-Riding DA: The Assistant District Attorney assigned to a
particular precinct; Sylvia is usually the Riding
DA at the 15, but her pregnancy has caused her to
cut back on her work, and ADA Cohen has filled in
-Boss: Term for senior officers, from lieutenant (in certain
units) to captain, deputy inspector, inspector and
-CCRB: Civilian Complaint Review Board
-Central: Central Dispatch
-CSU: Crime Scene Unit
-Dee Wee: Phonetic for DWI (Driving While Intoxicated).
-DT: Street slang for a Detective.
-EDP: Emotionally Disturbed Person, the politically-correct
way to what was once referred as a "psycho".
-EMS: Emergency Medical Services, which technicians, often
overworked, underpaid and unappreciated sometimes dub "Every
-ESU: Emergency Services Unit; the NYPD SWAT team.
-FAT: NYPD's Fugitive Apprehension Team.
-Five-O: Street slang for police (obviously influenced by a
now-defunct TV cop show).
-Flying; to fly: Leaving the confines of one's usual precinct
in order to fill in for a shortage of manpower
in another precinct or location.
-Fort Apache: Unofficial nickname for the 41st Precinct in the Bronx.
-Fort Hair Spray: Unofficial nickname for the 62nd Precinct in
Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, made famous in the film
'Saturday Night Fever'.
-Fort Surrender: Unofficial nickname for the 66th Precinct in
Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Routinely overrun,
without resistance, by disgruntled Hasidic Jews
complaining about one thing or another.
-Go down, to: Getting arrested.
-Good people: All-purpose NYPD compliment meaning 'kosher', nice,
reliable, etc., irrespective of race, religion or
-Gun run: Search for a weapon reported sighted in the hands of a
-Hit: Tactical assault on a criminal location.
-Hole in the Donut: The affluent enclave of Columbia University,
surrounded by Harlem.
-Job: Service in the NYPD, as in "I've been on the job five years."
-Lou, Loo: Affectionate slang for 'lieutenant'
-MOS: Member of the Service (police officer); used on the radio.
-Mope: Unauthorized term for "perp".
-Mutt: Unauthorized term for "perp".
-OC: Organized Crime
-One PP: One Police Plaza, NYPD Headquarters in downtown Manhattan.
-Open carrier: Police officer or vehicle with an open radio.
-Package: Escorted prisoner or VIP.
-Paying the rent: For police officers, the handing out of a certain
number of traffic summonses and moving violations.
-Perp - Perpetrator, criminal
-Puzzle Palace: Police Officer's term for One Police Plaza.
-Rabbi: An individual's guide and guardian angel in the department.
-Rat squad: Officers and detectives assigned to Internal Affairs
-Red Menace: Unofficial term for members of the Fire Department
of the City of New York (FDNY), also known as
"Rubbermen", a term of affection and respect for
-Rip: Loss in pay due to a disciplinary infraction, such as
-RMP: Radio Mobile Patrol, the NYPD blue and white 'sector' car.
-Sector: Subdivision within a precinct, which covers several blocks.
A sector car is assigned to patrol the area (see RMP above).
-SNAG: Special Narcotics and Guns Unit.
-SNEU: Special Narcotics Enforcement Unit.
-SOD: Special Operations Division.
-Squad: Short for 'detective squad', attached to the specific precinct.
-TARU: Technical and Research Unit
-Tunnel Rats: New York City Transit Police (the subway cops).
-White Shirts: Term for lieutenants and above, who wear white
01-27-2004, 15:20 #6
that's damn funny -- they're definitely all terms that we used -- it was like we had our own damn language on patrol!!!
Just to add -- boss includes sgt and above...
Riding ADA is not assigned to pct, but geographical area and only comes to the pct ONLY for heavy newsworthy cases -- murder, car jacking, etc.