What did they say?*
Acronyms, Agencies, Abbreviations & Links
Who's Who?
The United States Intelligence Community

AIA ~ Air Intelligence Agency
COASTGUARD ~U.S. Coast Guard Intelligence
DOD ~Department of Defense
DIA ~Defense Intelligence Agency
DHS~Department of Homeland Security
DSS ~Defense Security Service
HUMINT ~ Human intelligence
INSCOM ~Army Intelligence and Security Command
IMINT~ Abbreviation for imagery intelligence, particularly satellite photos
NCIS ~ Naval Criminal Investigative Service
NCIX ~National Counter Intelligence Executive
NCTC ~National Counterterrorism Center
NGA (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
NIC(National Intelligence Council
NSA ~National Security Agency
ONDI ~Office of the Director of National Intelligence
ONI ~Office of Naval Intelligence
MCID ~Marine Corps Intelligence Department
TFI ~Terrorism and Financial Intelligence ~Treasury Department office of Intelligence Support
USAIC ~ United States Army Intelligence center

International Agencies ~ Strategic Intelligence

Interpol ~ International Criminal Police Organization
MI5 ~British Security Service~
MI6 ~British Secret Intelligence Service
RCMP ~Royal Canadian Mounted Police
CSIS ~Canadian Security Intelligence Service
AIVD ~Dutch General Intelligence and Security
FSB ~Russian Intelligence
What is?
Amber Alert ~ An AMBER Alert is a notification to the general public, by various media outlets in Canada and in the United States, when police
confirmed that a child has been abducted.

IAFIS ~Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, which can sort through more than 6 millions prints in less than 15
minutes. Also referred to as

CODIS~The FBI Laboratory's Combined DNA Index System  blends forensic science and computer technology into an effective tool
for solving violent crimes. CODIS enables federal, state, and local crime labs to exchange and compare DNA profiles electronically,
thereby linking crimes to each other and to convicted offenders.

NCIC  ~ The National Crime Information Center is a computerized index of criminal justice information (i.e.- criminal record history
information, fugitives, stolen properties, missing persons). It is available to Federal, state, and local law enforcement and other
criminal justice agencies and is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

NICS ~ National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

CJIS ~ Criminal Justice Information Services~ Mission~ Reduce terrorist and criminal activities by maximizing the ability to provide
timely and relevant criminal justice information to the FBI and to qualified law enforcement, criminal justice, civilian, academic,
employment, and licensing agencies concerning individuals, stolen property, criminal organizations and activities, and other law
enforcement related data.

OCDETF ~Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces  The OCDETF Program was established in 1982 to conduct
comprehensive, multi-level attacks on major drug trafficking and money laundering organizations.  

VICAP ~The FBI's Violent Crime Apprehension Program  National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime.
VICAP's mission is to facilitate cooperation, communication, and coordination between law enforcement agencies and provide
support in their efforts to investigate, identify, track, apprehend, and prosecute violent serial offenders

Miranda warning ~You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You
have the right to speak to an attorney, and to have an attorney present during any questioning. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one
will be provided for you at government expense

Mens rea ~ The mens rea is the Latin term for "guilty mind"[1] used in the criminal law. The standard common law test of criminal
liability is usually expressed in the Latin phrase, actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea, which means that "the act does not make a
person guilty unless the mind is also guilty". Thus, in jurisdictions with due process, there must be an actus reus accompanied by
some level of mens rea to constitute the crime with which the defendant is charged.
Intelligence Terminology

Agent Authentication ~ providing an agent with personal documents, accouterments, and equipment that have the appearance of

Agent-in-play ~ An agent who is actively gathering intelligence
Black-ops ~ top secret operations

Clandestine Service ~ the CIA* branch that carries out secret operation. Additionally, the CID(Clandestine imaging Division) is a
branch of the CIA in charge of using photographic or video surveillance, and other intelligence gathering.

Cartel ~ A group of independent business organizations formed to regulate production, pricing, and marketing of goods by the
members 2. A group of parties, factions, or nations united in a common cause; a bloc.

Counter Intelligence ~The activity of preventing the enemy from obtaining secret information.

Cryptology~ the science of hidden, disguised or encrypted communications.

Covert operation ~  collection of intelligence in secret: undercover

Escape line ~ a planned route to allow personal engaged in clandestine activity to depart from a site when the possibility of
apprehension exists.

Evasion and escape intelligence ~ processed information prepared to assist personnel to evade capture.

False flag means using a fake identity

Legend ~ The false identity used by a case agent. The identity is often that of an actual, but deceased person.

Overt operation ~ the collection of intelligence openly, without concealment

Thermal Imagery ~ infrared imagery useful in revealing camouflage and all object hidden

LEIU - Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit
There exists an agency called the Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit, a highly secretive intelligence network that links the intelligence
squads of almost every major public law enforcement agency in the United States and Canada. It’s a private club, and hence not held
accountable to any government official or the American voters. Members hold highly confidential allegiances to this club – allegiances
that cannot be forcibly broken.

Watch List ~Contains people who are of interest to intelligence

* The Central Intelligence Agency is an independent agency of the federal government

By no stretch of the imagination does this page even begin to cover all those strange terms and
names, but it is a start.  Freely use this page as a reference when reading or writing. I'm certain I will
discover more  during the course of story research.  Have one to add?

Email me @...Tannertexaslady
You say tomato, we say to-mah-to.
(Reprinted with permission from 'Police Jargon-How to talk like a Cop' by Linda Sue Cooper)
A glaring difference between police language and normal speech boils down to the words cops use to describe things.
They learn to refer to people, places, and things differently than civilians.  

The following is a list of the most common word differences:
You Say...    Cops Say...
Person...      Party
Car...             Vehicle
Fight...          Disturbance
Go to...          Respond to
Kids...           Juveniles
Ticket...        Summons
Tow truck... Hook
Wait...           Stand by
Yes...             Affirmative, Affirm, or That's affirmative
No...              Negative or That's negative
Got out of the car... Exited the vehicle
I'm on the way... 'm en route
Get together with a co-worker... Get a meet
"Who reported the crime?"... "Who's my RP?"
Copy--- understand. Or, handle; respond to, as in, "Copy a call."
PIT Maneuver-Precision Immobilization  Technique used in a car chase to disable a suspects vehicle.

Swearing.... Police officers swear. It's part of the
subculture so ingrained that even the most innocent, most devoutly religious, most squeaky clean officers do it at some
Who Are You?
SOF ~ Special operation forces:

United States Army
Army Special Forces "Green Berets"
75th Ranger Regiment "Rangers"
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) "Night Stalkers"
United States Army Civil Affairs, and Psychological Operations Command

United States Navy
SEAL Teams
Special Boat Teams (SBT's)
United States Air Force

Air Force Special Forces
"Special Tactics" (Pararescuemen, Combat Controllers, Combat Weathermen)
Tactical Air Control Partis (TACPs)

United States Marine Corps
Force Reconnaissance
Fleet Antiterrorism Security Teams
Scout Sniper

United States Coast Guard
Port Security Units (overseas port security for U.S. Navy and allied civilian installations)
Law Enforcement Detachments
Maritime Safety and Security Teams (MSST)
U.S. Coast Guard International Affairs

Intelligence Community Special Units
Strategic Support Branch - Defense Intelligence Agency
Special Activities Division - Central Intelligence Agency
Central Security Service - National Security Agency

Federal Law Enforcement Special Units
Special Operations Group - United States Marshals Service
Hostage Rescue Team - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Mobile Enforcement Teams- Drug Enforcement Administration
Special Response Teams- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Diplomatic Security Service - Department of State

Texas Rangers~ Law Enforcement, special law enforcement corps in the State of Texas, first organized in 1835

U.S. Marshal Service ~ (USMS) U.S. Marshals are the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and capture more federal fugitives
each year than all other national law enforcement agencies combined. For over 200 years, U.S. Marshals and their Deputies have
served as the instruments of civil authority by all three branches of the U.S. Government.

The United States Border Patrol (USBP), a Federal police force, is the mobile uniformed law enforcement arm of U.S. Customs and
Border Protection (CBP), a bureau of the Department of Homeland Security.
ACU ~Anti crime unit
ADA ~ Assistant District Attorney
AG ~ Attorney general
AKA ~ Also known as; alias
A/O ~Arresting officer
APB ~ All points bulletin
ATF*~Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
*split into two agencies in 2003
ATL ~ Attempt to Locate

BOLO~ Be on the lookout
CASA ~ Court appointed Special Advocates  for Children
CASSIE (MCAT fiction) ~Collaborative Analysis System for Sensitive Information Engineering
CBI~ Colorado Bureau of Investigation
CDPS ~ Colorado Department of Public Safety
CPS ~ Childrens Protective Services
CSP ~ Colorado State Patrol
CI ~ Confidential informant
CIA ~Central Intelligence Agency*
COD ~ Cause of death
C of D ~Chief of detectives
C of O ~Chief of operations
CS ~ Controlled Substance
CSU~ Crime Scene Unit
DB ~ Dead body
Date Rape Drugs ~
GHB, ketamine and benzodiazepines (such as flunitrazepam, also known as Rohypnol or "roofies").
DEA ~Drug Enforcement Administration
DL ~Drivers license
DLINQ ~ Driver License Inquiry
DOA ~Dead on arrival
DOB ~Date of birth
DOJ~Department of Justice
DOS ~Dead on the scene
DO ~ Director of Operations
DNA ~ Deoxyribonucleic Acid
DWI ~ Driving While intoxicated
ELINT ~Abbreviation for electronic intelligence
FAMS ~Federal Air Marshall Service
FOIA~ Freedom of Information Act
FBI ~Federal Bureau of Investigation/also known by slang term as Fibbes/Fibs/ Men in Black/Suits
FLETC ~ Federal law Enforcement Training Center
FISA Warrant ~ secret warrant  issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court
FIS ~ Facial identification system
FPS  ~Federal Protection Service
GOA ~ Gone on arrival
GSW ~Gunshot wound
HS ~Department of Homeland Security
HQ ~ Headquarters
ICE ~U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
IFO ~In front of
INS ~ Immigration and Naturalization Service
Intel- Intelligence
IOD ~ Injured on duty
LEO ~ Law Enforcement Officer
LKA ~Last known address
LZ ~ Landing zone
MAU ~ Mobile Analysis Unit
ME ~Medical Examiner
MO ~ Modus operandi is a criminal's method of operating.
MPCH ~ Missing Person Clearing House
MTAC ~ Multiple threat assessment center (War Room)
MP ~Military Police
NSA~ National Security Agency
NCMEC ~The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
OC ~ Officer in Charge
OMG ~ Outlaw Motorcycle gang
OSI ~ Office of Special Investigations
OSI~ Officer in Charge
QD ~ Questioned Document
PIT Maneuver ~a method by which one car pursuing another can force the pursued vehicle to abruptly turn sideways to the direction
of travel, causing the driver to lose control and stop.  Depending on the agency,  it stands for:  Precision Immobilization Technique,
Pursuit Immobilization Technique, Pursuit Intervention Technique, Parallel Immobilization Technique, and Precision Intervention

POTUS ~ The acronym for the President of the United States
PD~Police department
RICO ~Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
SAC ~ Special Agent in Command
SitRep ~Situation report/used by military & Federal agencies
SLED~ State law enforcement Division
SOC ~ Scene of the crime
SODDI~Some other dude did it
SOP ~Standard operating procedure
STA ~ Security threat assessment
SWAT ~Special Weapons and Tactics: an elite police force with paramilitary training
THID~ Tracked human implant device
TOD ~ Time of death
TRO ~ Temporary restraining order
UNSUB ~Unidentified suspect
USMS ~U.S. Marshal Service
VBIED ~Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device.
VIN ~ Vehicle Identification number
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Note: The FBI and the DEA train at Quantico, Virginia.  The Secret Service is sent to FLETC in Glynco. Georgia, the CIA has the Farm at
Camp Pearcy, Virginia where thet train as well as  other undisclosed locations.
Phonetic Alphabet
Used by the Military & Law Enforcement
What is Murder?
1. Murder in the 3rd degree- That's an accidental killing where there are unusual circumstances. Example: You get loaded on
alcohol, decide to drive and run into Granny next door. Today, this is referred to as manslaughter and circumstances determine the
penalty. Had you driven drunk before? Did you drive into a crowd and kill several people, is this your 3rd felony conviction ( In
some states.)
This is not a capital crime.

2. Murder in the second degree - The crime of passion - Someone cuts you off and you're having a bad day. You pull your gun and
shoot them dead in a fit of road rage.
He comes home, finds his wife in bed with the plumber and kills both of them. Usually punished by time in prison to life in prison.
Sometimes punished by death but very rarely.

Capital offenses include but are not limited to:
3. Murder in the first degree - The planned, premeditated murder of another person.
Treason in time of war.
Espionage in time of war.
Cowardice and fleeing in the face of the enemy in time of war.
Killing a police officer in the commission of a felony.
Killing a kidnap victim.
Killing a carjack victim.

In some instances, juries are asked to make the determination as to whether a person convicted of murder represents a continuing
menace to society and to assess the death penalty against them if they do.
Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE

National Sexual Assault Hotline
at 1-800-656-4673.