Jargon

Initialisms, Acronyms, and Abbreviations

 

Police Ranks/Roles

 

PCPolice Constable

PCSO

Police Community Support Officer

FLO

Family Liaison Officer

DC

Detective Constable

DS

Detective Sergeant

DI

Detective Inspector

DCI

Detective Chief Inspector

DetSup/DSI

Detective Superintendent

DCS

Detective Chief Superintendent

ACC

Assistant Chief Constable

DCC

Deputy Chief Constable

CC

Chief Constable

AFO

Authorised Firearms Officer

TFC

Tactical Firearms Commander

SFO

Specialist Firearms Officer

 

The Metropolitan Police (Met) and the City of London Police in London have additional ranks, such as Commissioner and Commander, with associated assistants and/or deputies.

 

Misc

 

ARU

Armed Response Unit

ARV

Armed Response Vehicle

NCA

National Crime Agency (formerly SOCA)

SOCA

Serious and Organised Crime Agency

RTC

Road Traffic Collision

PNC

Police National Computer

HOLMES

Home Office Large Major Enquiry System

ANPR

Automatic Number Plate Recognition

SOCO

Scenes Of Crime Officer

CSI

Crime Scene Investigations

CID

Criminal Investigation Department

CPS

Crown Prosecution Service

 

There are many, many more, though the majority are less widely used.