"Unit" seems as appropriate as any other word I can think of off hand. Merriam-Webster has one set of definitions of "unit" asUSAPatriot said:Does anyone think it's strange that it seem all cops/FD's/EMT's are either named "unit" or "rog"? Odd....VERY odd.
All the LEAs in Humboldt County CA also use "Roger" and have dumped virtually all 9- 10- and 11-codes. Except CHP, of course. Listening to Eureka PD you'd swear they use LAPD's Communications Manual. Turns out they had a chief there a couple decades ago called Shipley who was a big "Adam-12" fan, and the story is that he liked the show so much he had EPD's communications procedures rewritten to emulate LAPD's (600 miles away). Now everybody around here says "Roger."Radio_Lady said:What's "rog"? As in "Roger"? AFAIK that's not very common except in parts of California (LAPD & LAFD in particular) and in aircraft comms worldwide.
Oh, I've got one (you NEED one to stay in the business <g>) but after 30+ years and hearing something thousands of times it occasionally starts to lose its zing. The first dozen or so times, it was thought really cute to broadcast a call to "All you nuts in the vicinity and 6A15..." I hear it from a newbie now and then, and the funny part today is that they think they've invented something... that's actually been around forever. Or the old joke about dispatchers' first lesson is to say "ksscccht" at the end of each transmission, "12A17 clear, kssccht," or "17L120, roger, kssccht".USAPatriot said:You guys definitely need a sense of humor
hmarnell said:I've been told that LAFD regularly gets inquiries asking "Who is this 'Petey' fellow? The dispatcher just told Engine 39, that 'Petey's enroute.'" That's funny once you first figure it out.
"A bumper sticker is the window to the driver's criminal mind and attitude. So read them before you approach." A quote from one of my police academy instructors.mkewman said:um... so what if he has a bob marley sticker? i have one too.
So the guy with the "Support your local police" bumper sticker is safe to approach. right?hotdjdave said:"A bumper sticker is the window to the driver's criminal mind and attitude. So read them before you approach." A quote from one of my police academy instructors.
Common sense comes into play (unlike your response ). Just one of the many signs to look for when pulling over and approaching a vehicle. Expired tags, dirty lisence plate and a clean car, smoke coming from the window, number of occupants, where the occupants are looking and putting their hands, and about a thousand other things.Al42 said:So the guy with the "Support your local police" bumper sticker is safe to approach. right?
You can play it all on one line (ie 9878999888999, etc...). DTMF music is an art :wink: .vs1988 said:Not really funny as much as strange: on the PD channel about 20 minutes ago someone played "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on what sounded like a DTMF keypad.