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Glossary of Police Terms

Friday, May 3, 2013

Glossary of Police Terms: A Guide to Commonly Used Police Terms and Their Definitions


This pocket guide is designed to help residents, businesses, and visitors to the District of Columbia to better understand the wide variety of acronyms and lingo commonly used by members of the Metropolitan Police Department. These terms are often included in police reports and other documentation, in our social media, and in the online community discussions hosted by Yahoo!

If you have a term that you would like to see included in this guide, please send it by email to [email protected].