How Good Is Your Police Slang?

Police officers and law enforcement officials know just how important it is to have their own language. Words that only those in the know could truly understand. Are you a police slang expert? Let's see just how good you are!
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What is a J-Cat?
A rabid animal.
A police cruiser.
Someone who is mentally ill.
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If someone had an "Irish pendent," where would it be located?
On their uniform.
On their rear view mirror.
On their shoes.
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What exactly are "berries and cherries" in the police world?
Prison and handcuffs.
The lights on a police car.
The best doughnut shops.
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If a person is a "Deuce," what are they doing?
Driving while intoxicated.
Texting while driving.
Dancing while driving.
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If a police says "10-4" over the radio, what are they saying?
Understood.
Got them!
In pursuit!
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If an office is a "house mouse," then they...
Are always out on duty.
Barely leave the station.
Work lots of overtime.
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When a police officer uses the term "perp," what are they referring to?
Someone in purple clothing.
Innocent bystanders or citizens.
The person they believe committed the crime.
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If a police officer asks someone if they have a "script" for something, what are they usually referring to?
Money
Drugs
Guns
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What does it mean if someone is "flying colors"?
They're very high on drugs.
They're probably in a gang.
They're chronic shoplifters.
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If an officer is donning "civvies," what are they wearing?
Their uniform.
Regular clothing.
Large boots.
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When an officer asks another what their "20" is, what are they asking?
Where they're going.
Where they are.
How long they've been on shift?
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What is a signal 0?
A car accident.
A break in.
An armed individual.
Result
While we won't cuff you just yet, we will say this was a totally criminal performance! Needless to say, police slang is not your forte. The good news? You're obviously not in trouble with the law very often or you'd probably know a few of these terms a little bit better!

C+, A Criminal Performance

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Hats off to you! Few outside of a precinct or station know these police slang terms quite as well as you do. We suspect you might watch a lot of cop dramas! Either way, you're clued in on the language of the boys and girls in blue. This was a stellar quiz performance!

B+, A Police Worthy Performance

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Whether you're in law enforcement or just enjoy the occasional cop drama, one thing is clear, you know your police slang well! From common radio abbreviations to slang used only by the best of the best, you could talk the talk with any cop and walk away sans handcuffs. That's a total victory!

A+, Police Perfect

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1
What is a J-Cat?
A rabid animal.
A police cruiser.
Someone who is mentally ill.
2
If someone had an "Irish pendent," where would it be located?
On their uniform.
On their rear view mirror.
On their shoes.
3
What exactly are "berries and cherries" in the police world?
Prison and handcuffs.
The lights on a police car.
The best doughnut shops.
4
If a person is a "Deuce," what are they doing?
Driving while intoxicated.
Texting while driving.
Dancing while driving.
5
If a police says "10-4" over the radio, what are they saying?
Understood.
Got them!
In pursuit!
6
If an office is a "house mouse," then they...
Are always out on duty.
Barely leave the station.
Work lots of overtime.
7
When a police officer uses the term "perp," what are they referring to?
Someone in purple clothing.
Innocent bystanders or citizens.
The person they believe committed the crime.
8
If a police officer asks someone if they have a "script" for something, what are they usually referring to?
Money
Drugs
Guns
9
What does it mean if someone is "flying colors"?
They're very high on drugs.
They're probably in a gang.
They're chronic shoplifters.
10
If an officer is donning "civvies," what are they wearing?
Their uniform.
Regular clothing.
Large boots.
11
When an officer asks another what their "20" is, what are they asking?
Where they're going.
Where they are.
How long they've been on shift?
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What is a signal 0?
A car accident.
A break in.
An armed individual.