Acronyms and Jargon

ACO = Animal Control Officer
Air 1 = Riverside Police Helicopter
ALI = Automatic Location Identification
AOD = Assist Other Department
ALPR = Automated License Plate Recognition
AWS = Attempt(ed) Warrant Service
BO = Bad Order / Broken
CDL = California Drivers License
CHP = California Highway Patrol
CLPD = Canyon Lake Police Department
CMH = County Mental Health
CSO = Community Service Officer
Deuce = Drunk Driver
DK = Drunk / Intoxicated
EOW = End of Watch
ETOH = Intoxicated Person
ETS = Emergency Treatment Services
FLIR = Forward Looking Infrared Radar
FST = Field Sobriety Test
GB = General Broadcast
GTA = Grand Theft Auto
HBD = Has Been Drinking
H-60 = CHP Helicopter
H&S = Drug Activity
HT = Handie-Talkie (portable radio)
ICS = Incident Command Structure (Talkgroups in County M/A zone)
IPD = Indio Police Department
JVS = Jurupa Valley Station
LASO = Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office
MDC = Mobile Data Computer
NAT = Necessary Action Taken
NR = No Report
ORV = Off Road Vehicle
PAL = Parolee-at-Large
PVH = Palo Verde Hospital
PSAP = Public Safety Answering Point (911 operator)
RCF = Riverside County Fire
RCH = Riverside Community Hospital
RCRMC = Riverside County Regional Medical Center
RO = Registered Owner
RP = Reporting Party
RPD = Riverside Police Department
SBSO = San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office
SDSO = San Diego Sheriff’s Office
SRO = School Resource Officer
Star 9 = Riverside Sheriff’s Helicopter
TRO = Temporary Restraining Order
UTL = Unable To Locate
WC = Watch Commander
Xray = Female
40-King = San Bernardino Sheriff’s Helicopter
98 Nora Exceptional = Finished with exceptional clearance call, no written report
Alpha Call = Bogus call to get the dept. to roll out
Code 3 = Respond with lights and siren
Code 4 = Under control, no further assistance required
Code 5 = Surveillance, marked units stay away
Code 6 = Investigating
Code 7 = Meal Break
Code Alex = Establish countywide law enforcement observation checkpoint plan
Code Alpha = Ambush
Code N = Narcotics
4 and 6 = Status okay, Investigating
4 and 8 = Status okay, Available for call
ALPHA Response = No lights or siren response for a BLS ambulance
BRAVO Response = Lights and siren response for a BLS ambulance
CHARLIE Response = Potentially life threatening. All units respond emergency.
DELTA Response = All units respond emergency. (serious injury / medical)
ECHO Response = Life threatening. All units respond emergency. (Full cardiac arrests, traumatic arrests)