How Well Do You Know Police Lingo?

Do you think you can talk like a cop and think like a cop? It's time to find out if you know your stuff when it comes to police lingo. Take these 12 questions and put your knowledge to the test!
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When officer refers to "cherries" what is he speaking of?
Police lights
Wounds
Bullets
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When an office performs a "hook" what is he doing?
Driving to a crime scene
Arresting someone
Investigating a crime
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What is a "hinky?"
The hat officer's wear
A person who hangs out on street corners
A troublesome feeling
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When an officer performs a "run code" what is he doing?
Responding with lights and sirens
Chasing a suspect on foot
Running a suspect's information
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In police terms, what is a "J4?"
Pit stop
Arrest
Fatality
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When someone is acting "squirrelly" how are they behaving?
Anxious
Jubilant
Speedily
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Who do police refer to as "hose draggers?"
EMT's
Firemen
Civilians
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Who do police refer to as a "key holder?"
Reckless driver
Business owner
House resident
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What does a "full boat" refer to?
A full work load
A car full of suspects
An entire squad working at once
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What do officer's refer to as a "sosh?"
Session of socializing
Shorthand writing
Social security number
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When someone "cops to it" what are they doing?
Admitting to a crime
Pleading innocence
Posing as a cop
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What is "P&P?"
Preliminary and premature
Probation and parole
Policing and patrolling
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you are police lingo pert! You may have never spent time on the force, but you sure could've fooled us. You know what it means to talk like a cop. While you may not exactly be the expert just yet, you still know more than your fair share. Well done!

C+, Police Lingo Pert

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You are police lingo pertinent! Deciphering police lingo isn't always easy, after all, this profession seems to have a language all their own. Despite this, you demonstrated an amazing knowledge on police lingo. We think that deserves a high five!

B+, Police Lingo Pertinent

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You are police lingo perfect! While some people may struggle to decipher police lingo (it's not simple after all), you easily passed this tricky quiz. You've proved yourself as an all out master of police lingo. Are you sure you weren't a cop in a past life?

A+, Police Lingo Perfect

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1
When officer refers to "cherries" what is he speaking of?
Police lights
Wounds
Bullets
2
When an office performs a "hook" what is he doing?
Driving to a crime scene
Arresting someone
Investigating a crime
3
What is a "hinky?"
The hat officer's wear
A person who hangs out on street corners
A troublesome feeling
4
When an officer performs a "run code" what is he doing?
Responding with lights and sirens
Chasing a suspect on foot
Running a suspect's information
5
In police terms, what is a "J4?"
Pit stop
Arrest
Fatality
6
When someone is acting "squirrelly" how are they behaving?
Anxious
Jubilant
Speedily
7
Who do police refer to as "hose draggers?"
EMT's
Firemen
Civilians
8
Who do police refer to as a "key holder?"
Reckless driver
Business owner
House resident
9
What does a "full boat" refer to?
A full work load
A car full of suspects
An entire squad working at once
10
What do officer's refer to as a "sosh?"
Session of socializing
Shorthand writing
Social security number
11
When someone "cops to it" what are they doing?
Admitting to a crime
Pleading innocence
Posing as a cop
12
What is "P&P?"
Preliminary and premature
Probation and parole
Policing and patrolling