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Things you never say to a dispatcher

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Never say "Tally-Ho"  when calling in pursuit.


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That's a bad thing?

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I called out with a snowman some kids had put in the middle of the road, and the dispatcher asked how I knew it was a "snowMAN."  I said, it has snow balls.  Next thing I knew the Sergeant was wanting to meet with me.  He thought it was funny.


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Took me a few seconds, but the "Talley Ho" comment light bulb finally went on.

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"I'll be 10-15 (subject in custody) with a "coon" on Main Street."


Chief failed to specify "raccoon". The people with scanners called me all night about that one!


When they say "I'll have your job for this" you tell them "You wouldn't want my job. The hours are long, the pay sucks, and you have to deal with the nastiest people"
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My other favorite was the day one of the officers got in pursuit of 2 golf carts, a four-wheeler, and a riding mower on Main Street. I lauged so hard I could hardly call that "pursuit".


When they say "I'll have your job for this" you tell them "You wouldn't want my job. The hours are long, the pay sucks, and you have to deal with the nastiest people"
“Be not simply good; be good for something.” Henry David Thoreau

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JIMROC says ...



Never say "Tally-Ho"  when calling in pursuit.


 


Sad part is, in my center I would be the ONLY one who knew what you meant. The girls would be fussing about being called hoes


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I was asked my 20 one night while crossing a bridge over a dam. My response was, "Crossing the dam bridge." that didn't go over well.


Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
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I was asked my 20 one night while crossing a bridge over a dam. My response was, "Crossing the dam bridge." that didn't go over well.


It would work in Little Rock we actually have a "big dam bridge"!



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I stopped a Polish fellow one night with one of those long unpronouncable last names, when I called it in I said "common spelling.


Must have broken the radio or something because all I got the rest of shift was "REPEAT YOUR MESSAGE"!


T.G.G.
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"Can you take your feed bag off and clear me for lunch?"


 


 


I would never say that though.....


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"Fetch me a cop of coffee, would ya hun" All ya'll should use that...............just once!

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I stopped a Polish fellow one night with one of those long unpronouncable last names, when I called it in I said "common spelling.


Must have broken the radio or something because all I got the rest of shift was "REPEAT YOUR MESSAGE"!



 


I thought everyone in Chicago had those long unpronouncable last names!

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"Fetch me a cop of coffee, would ya hun" All ya'll should use that...............just once!



Actually, we have a Sgt that we always pick on...whenever he comes to the office we tell him that we need fresh coffee to be made and we tell him how we want it fixed...black, 2 sugars, etc.  Once in a while he will actually do it just humor us!

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wagoncop says ...



I stopped a Polish fellow one night with one of those long unpronouncable last names, when I called it in I said "common spelling.


Must have broken the radio or something because all I got the rest of shift was "REPEAT YOUR MESSAGE"!



 


I thought everyone in Chicago had those long unpronouncable last names!


 


LOL! There some Irish there as well!



T.G.G.
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When calling out tags, I like to come up with weird replacement words for the phonetic alphabet.... off the top of my head, the most confusing one is   W... why    That really confuses them. Theres always P... Phone, X....xylaphone


any others??


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When calling out tags, I like to come up with weird replacement words for the phonetic alphabet.... off the top of my head, the most confusing one is   W... why    That really confuses them. Theres always P... Phone, X....xylaphone


any others??



 


Just don't get carried away when you see the tag SOB 436. That could be bad.


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Me: "Radio, I need FoxDelta (fire dept) at my 20 for a vehicle fire."


Radio: "What's the color of the vehicle?"


Me: "Uh...on fire."


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Me: "Radio, I need FoxDelta (fire dept) at my 20 for a vehicle fire."


Radio: "What's the color of the vehicle?"


Me: "Uh...on fire."



Me: Jax, I'm gonna need a 10-70 (wrecker), advise them that the car is submerged.


Radio: 10-4, can you advise the 10-28 (Tag number)


Me: Negative Jax, I forgot my scuba gear today! DUHHHHHHH

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Me, "Am I clear Code 7 (eat)?"


Dispatch, "Affirmative"


Me, "Did you save me anything?"


That was a very long shift.

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Dispatch: 408, respond to X/Y intersection for two pigs walking down the street.


Me (upon arrival): City, I'm 10-23 (in the area) which brings the count to 3 pigs.


There was no answer from dispatch. 


Me (after checking the area and finding no pigs): City, I've driven the area and, except for looking in the rearview, I haven't seen any pigs.  10-8


Again, no answer from dispatch.   She later told me that, both times, she was laughing too hard to answer.


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Rule 2) Be smarter, faster, stronger, tougher, meaner than any son of a bitch who tries to make you violate rule 1.

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Please never get out at a house on christmas eve screaming at the top of lungs (when your usually quiet being shot at) saying that a house is being 10-44'd (broken into) and when you ask for a description , it's a fat guy wearing a red/whi suit fleeing with a sleigh and reindeer.


I'm just here and do what I'm told..
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Overheard the following:


Agent: Radio, I've just had an accident involving livestock.  I'm ok. Can you advise a supervisor?


Radio: 10-4, what's your 20?


Agent: South of the intersection of canal road and Rogers.


Radio: What type of livestock was involved and how many?


Agent:  Maybe 30... it looks like I've silenced the lambs...


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Overheard the following:


Agent: Radio, I've just had an accident involving livestock.  I'm ok. Can you advise a supervisor?


Radio: 10-4, what's your 20?


Agent: South of the intersection of canal road and Rogers.


Radio: What type of livestock was involved and how many?


Agent:  Maybe 30... it looks like I've silenced the lambs...



 


WELL, HELLO CLAREESE


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Ok, I'm sure nobody, except _JakesDad_, has picked up on the fact that I'm sort of a...............how can I say it...........SMARTARSE!


Radio: (to some unit I don't remember his #) Could you BOLO for a pick-up pulling a livestock trailer on I-75 southbound, being advised that there is a W/M  subject hanging on to the outside of the trailer.


Unit: 10-4 Jax, can you advise a description of the trailer?


Yep, you guessed it, I couldn't shut my mouth quick enough to stop my response.


Me to the Unit: It will be the one one with the guy hanging off of it!

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my husband told me about a bolo where there was a armed robbery to an individual where the weapon used was the gun he had just the suspect. i felt so sorry for the dispatcher who had to bolo that


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my husband told me about a bolo where there was a armed robbery to an individual where the weapon used was the gun he had just the suspect. i felt so sorry for the dispatcher who had to bolo that



WHAT????


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there was an armed robbery to an individual at some wellknown "drug" apts. when the "victim" called in and was asked what kind of weapon was used, he said it was the gun he had just sold the "suspect" who then used it to "get" his money back.


I'm just here and do what I'm told..
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I am sure everyone has run the driver license out of LA.. I ran a 10-27 (driver license) and it came back to a Delicous Peters.. It took me 3 times to try and say that on the radio. I would call the officer and start with the 10-27 comes back to and I would have to say 10-12 (stand by) and then I would start again. After 4 attempts I finally said it comes back to that subject and current. I was on the floor laughing so hard. Of course there was a gathering of officers listening and thought it was hilliarous...  Very long night

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On the weekends, if you don't have a key to the office you have to buzz Disptach to get them to open the door.  We hadn't lived here long and we were just beginning as Chaplains so natrually I didn't have a key.  My wife's youngest sister was the Dispatcher on duty (and former street cop) when we wanted in and I sooooooo wanted to push the button and say ....


Little Pig, Little Pig, let me come in.


She woulda thought it was funny, but discrection won the day.

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