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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Off the border

    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??

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    RMP-- Radio Motorized Patrol

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Off the border


    RMP. thank you Alexander. that has been bugging me for weeks.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    No problem. Be safe.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    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
    on occasion.
    -Boss: Term for senior officers, from lieutenant (in certain
    units) to captain, deputy inspector, inspector and
    -Bus: ambulance
    -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
    Minute Sucks".
    -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
    sexual orientation.
    -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
    Bureau (IAB).
    -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
    those members.
    -Rip: Loss in pay due to a disciplinary infraction, such as
    unauthorized moonlighting.
    -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
    uniform shirts.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    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.



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