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Glossary of Terms

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A
AA Automobile Association or Activity Analysis or Alcoholics Anonymous
AAIB Air Accident Investigation Branch
ABC Activity Based Costing or Acceptable Behaviour Contract
ABH Actual Bodily Harm
ABI Association of British Insurers
AC Alternating Current
ACD
Application For Communications Data or Automatic Call Distribution
ACCOLC ACCess Over-Load Control
ACC(O) Assistant Chief Constable ( Operations)
ACE CARD Approach from rear, Caution signs & cones, Examine the scene, Casualties, Ambulance etc, Remove obstructions, Detailed investigation ( RTC actions mnemonic)
ACIST ACPO Change and Implementation Support Team
ACPC Area Child Protection Committee (obsolete - now LSCB)
ACPO Association of Chief Police Officers
ACS Access Control System
ACU Area Crime Unit
ACW Anti-ClockWise
ADAS Agricultural Development and Advisory Service
ADP Automatic Data Processing
ADR European Agreement concerning the international carriage of Dangerous goods by Road
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADS Accredited Document Set
ADVOKATE Amount of time, Distance, Visibility, Obstructions, Known, Any reason to remember, Time lapsed, Errors (Mnemonic for eyewitness accuracy - 'Turnbull ruling')
A&E Accident and Emergency
AEA Approved Enforcement Agency
AEAC Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary
AFO Authorised Firearms Officer
AFP Association of Forensic Physicians
AFR Automatic Fingerprint Recognition
AGR Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AIS(M) Military Aeronautical Information Service
AIU Accident Investigation Unit
AJD Administration of Justice Department (now Criminal Justice Department)
AK Avtomat Kalashnikova (Russian assault rifle - AK47
ALDU Area Learning and Development Unit
ALF Animal Liberation Front
ALMO Arms Length Management Organisation (outsourcing - Manages housing for a local authority)
AMEC Alcohol Misuse and Enforcement Campaign
AMST Area Management Support Team (Neighbourhood Watch)
AN Ammonium Nitrate (NH4NO3)
ANPR Automatic Number Plate Recognition
APA Association of Police Authorities
APACS Assessment of Police And Community Safety or Association for Payment Clearing Services
APS Acting Police Sergeant
APSG Accelerated Promotion Scheme for Graduates
APT&CS Administrative, Professional, Technical and Clerical Staff
AQ Al Quaeda
ARA Area Research Assistant
ARC Alarm Receiving Centre
ARCC Aeronautical Rescue Co-ordination Centre
ARE Animal Rights Extremism
ARM Animal Rights Militia
ARV Armed Response Vehicle
A/S Arrest/Summons
ASB Anti-Social Behaviour
ASBO Anti-Social Behaviour Order
ASBU Anti-Social Behaviour Unit
ASNT Area Searched, No Trace
ASP (Police baton)
ASU Air Support Unit or Admin Support Unit
ASW Approved Social Worker
ATC Air Traffic Control
ATS Automated Traffic Signal
ATT Area Tactical Team
AV Anti-Virus
AVCIS ACPO Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service
AVLS Automatic Vehicle Location System


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B
B&H Blood & Honour (Extreme Right Wing organisation)
BA Burglar Alarm / British Airways
BAPCO British Association of Public Safety Communication Officers
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
BC Basic Check
BCS British Crime Survey
BCU Basic Command Unit
BEM British Empire Medal
BLEVE Boiling Liquid Expansion Vapour Explosion
BME Black and Minority Ethnic
BNFL British Nuclear Fuels Ltd
BNP British National Party
BOMB ALERT Building, Occupiers, Method of search, Back off, Accurate info, Locate suspects, Evacuate, Rendezvous point, Tape off area
BOP Breach Of the Peace
BPA Black Police Association
BST British Summer Time
BT British Telecom
BTP British Transport Police
BVPI Best Value Performance Indicator
BVR Best Value Review


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C
CAA Civil Aviation Authority
CAB Central Accident Bureau
CAFCASS Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service
CAIU Child Abuse Investigation Unit
CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
CAN Council on Addiction for Northamptonshire
CASPAR Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour Partnership
CAT Community Action Team
CAU Central Analysts Unit
CBE Commander of the (Order of the) British Empire
CBO Community Beat Officer
CBRN Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear
CCC Command and Control Centre or Campaign for Climate Change (Environmentalist Group)
CCCJS Co-ordinated Computerisation of the Criminal Justice System
CCD Corporate Communications Department
CCIR Chief Constable's Incident Report
CCMF Criminal Case Management Framkwork
CCRC Criminal Cases Review Commission
CCR Computerised Crime Recording
CCTV Closed Circuit Television
CCU Computer Crime Unit
CCW Counter-ClockWise
CD Compact Disc
CDO Civilian Detention Officer
CDRP Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (now Community Safety Partnership (CSP))
CDU Crime and Disorder Unit
CDRPs Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships
CEO Court Enforcement Officer
CEOP Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
CEPO County Emergency Planning Officer
CGT Criminal Geographic Targeting
CHEMSAFE CHEMical industry Scheme for Assistance in Freight Emergencies
CHIS Covert Human Intelligence Source
CIA Community Impact Assessment or Chemical Industries Association or Central Intelligence Agency (USA)
CICA Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (since 1996)
CICAP Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel
CICB Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (until 1996)
CID Crime Investigation Department
CIDA Concerted Interagency Drugs Action Group
CIG Crime Investigation Group
CIMAH Control of Industrial Major Accident
CIPD Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
CIS Crime Investigation System
CIT Collision Investigation Team
CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (of Wild Fauna and Flora)
CIU Crime Investigation Unit
CJA Criminal Justice Act
CJC Criminal Justice Centre
CJD Criminal Justice Department
CJPOA Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
CJS Criminal Justice System
CJSSS Criminal Justice: Simple, Speedy, Summary (Magistrates Streamlining Project)
CJU Criminal Justice Unit
CJX Criminal Justice Extranet Network see also PNN2
CLI Call Line Identification
CMS Casefile Management System or Common Minimum Standard or Content Management System
CMT Crime Management Team
CMU Crime Management Unit
CNCD Consignment Note and Customs Declaration
COG Chief Officer Group
COI Central Office of Information
COMAH Control of Major Accident Hazards
ComPaSS Community Profiling And Problem Solving
COSHH Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations
COTES Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) (Amendment) Regulations 2005
CPA Crime Pattern Analysis or Child Protection Agency
CPIA Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996
CPNI Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure
CPO Crime Prevention Officer or Community Punishment Order
CPP Community Policing and Partnerships
CPR Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
CPRO Community Punishment and Rehabilitation Order
CPS Crown Prosecution Service
CPT Corporate Performance Team
CPU Child Protection Unit (now CAIU) or Central Processing Unit (Computer Processor)
CRA Compulsory Retirement Age
CRB Criminal Records Bureau
CRASBO Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour Order (on conviction)
CRE Commission for Racial Equality
CRFP Council for Registration of Forensic Practitioners
CRI / CRIs Central Research Incident (HOLMES) or Crime Related Incident(s)
CRIB Crime Recording and Investigation Bureau
CRISP Cross-Regional Information Sharing Project
CRO Criminal Records Office or Community Rehabilitation Order
CROP Covert Rural Observation Point
CRTP Competency Related Threshold Payment
CRUSE (Voluntary organisation for the counselling of the bereaved)
CS (Incapacitating Spray)
CSCI Commission for Social Care Inspection
CSCR Control Room Incident Recording (obsolete - Vantage replaced CSCR in 2004)
CSM Crime Scene Manager
CSP Communications Service Providers and Community Safety Partnership
CSPS Campbell Square Police Station
CSR Confidential Source Register or Comprehensive Spending Review (Home Office) or Corporate Social Responsibility
CST Community Safety Team
CSU Crime Support Unit
CTAIL Child Trafficking Advice and Information Line
CTC Counter Terrorist Check
CTSA Counter Terrorism Security Adviser
CTU Countywide Traveller Unit
CTO Central Ticket Office
CTS Counter Terrorist Search
CVRS Contract Vehicle Recovery Scheme
CW ClockWise or Collyweston
CYP Children and Young Persons


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D
DAF Data Acquisition Facilityor Daily Activity File (PNC)
DAFS Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland
DC Detective Constable or Direct Current
DC SAID Description, Custody number, Signature of witness, Address, Identity mark, Date/time (Exhibits mnemonic)
DCA Department for Constitutional Affairs
DCB Delayed Charge Bail
DCC Deputy Chief Constable
DCI Detective Chief Inspector
D & D Drunk & Disorderly
DDI Direct Dial Inward
DEA Data Exchange Agreement
DEFRA Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
DEMVO Directory of Ethnic Minorities and Vulnerable Organisations (Op Gradient)
DETR Department of the Environment, Transport and Regions
DfES Department for Education and Skills
DI Detective Inspector
DIC Drunk in Charge or Driver Improvement Course
DIO Drugs Intelligence Officer or Divisional Intelligence Officer
DIP Drugs Intervention Programme
DIU Divisional Intelligence Unit
DMU Demand Management Unit
DNA Deoxyribonucleic Acid
DNP Detection - No Prosecution
DOB Date of Birth
DoF Director of Finance
DP Detained Person or Detained Property
DPG Departmental Performance Group
DPMU Dangerous Persons Management Unit (formerly PPU)
DPP Director of Public Prosecutions
DR ABC Danger, Response, Airway, Breathing, Circulation (1st Aid mnemonic)
DRE Dynamic Reasoning Engine
DRS Disclosure Record Sheet or Driver Rectification Scheme (obsolete - see NDIS)
DSA Display Screen Assessor
DSE Display Screen Equipment
DSG Data Standards Group
DSI Department for Service Improvement (formerly Corporate Development)
DSO Detective Support Officer
DSS Department of Social Security
DSU Dedicated Source Unit
DTC District Training Centre now PTC
DTLR Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions
DTU Driver Training Unit DV Domestic Violence or Developed Vetting or Deo Volente (God Willing)
DVI Disaster Victim Identification
DVLA Driving Vehicle Licensing Authority
DVLC Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre


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E

EAH Early Administrative Hearing
EBU European Broadcasting Union
EC European Community
ECHR European Convention on Human Rights
ECLIPSE Evidence, Consider, Linked, Intelligence, Property, Suspect, Eyewitness (Crime recording mnemonic)
ECP Enhanced Community Punishment order
ECU Economic Crime Unit
EDC Enquiry Desk Clerk
EDO Enquiry Desk Officer
EDR Enquiry Desk Receptionist
EEA European Economic Area
EEC European Economic Community
EEP Experienced, Evidenced, Potential (Community Tension)
EFPN Endorsable Fixed Penalty Notice
EG Evidence Gathering
EGT Evidence Gathering Team
EHO Environmental Health Officer
ELBOWS Erasures, Leaves torn out, Blank spaces, Overwriting, Writing between lines, and Statements to be written in direct english/speech (Misuse of Pocketbook mnemonic)
ELVIS End of Life Vehicle Impound Scheme
EMASU East Midlands Air Support Unit
EMCDDA European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
EMCTIU East Midlands Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit
EMDS Electronic Messaging Delivery Service
EMSOU East Midlands Special Operations Unit
EO Equal Opportunities
EOD Explosives Ordnance Disposal
EOSMG Equality of Service Monitoring Group
EOTH Easton on the Hill
EPF Extended Police Family or Ensuring Positive Futures (HIV Employability)
EPIC Emergency Procedures Information Centre
ERL Emergency Reference Level
ESE Electronic Security Environment
ESLA Electro Static Lifting Apparatus (Footprint Records)
ETA Expected Time of Arrival
ETD Emergency Travel Document EVA Environmental Visual Audit (Neighbourhood Policing)
EX Exhibit


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F

F4J Fathers For Justice (Fathers Rights Group)
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigations
FBO Football Banning Order
FBOA Football Banning Order Authority
FCC Force Communications Centre
FCI Forensic Collision Investigator
FCO Foreign and Commonwealth Office
FCP Forward Control Point
FCR Force Control Room
FEO Firearms Enquiry Officer
FHD Force HelpDesk
FHQ Force Headquarters
FI Forensic Investigations
FI Forensic Investigators - Level 1, 2 and 3
FIB Force Intelligence Bureau
FIC Firearms Incident Commander
FIM Firearms Incident Manager
FIMS Financial Information Management System
FIO Field Intelligence Officer
FIR Force Information Room
FIS Force Intelligence System
FISVM Force Information Security & Vetting Manager
FIU Force Intelligence Unit
FLAC Faith, Language And Culture (NCTT) database
FLAT Front Line Analytical Tool (Project)
FLO Football Liaison Officer or Family Liaison Officer
FLOWERS Fuel, Lights, Oil, Water, Electrics, Rubber, Safety Equipment (vehicle check list mnemonic)
FME Force Medical Examiner
FMG Facilities Management Group
FMT Forensic Management Team
FNCT Foreign National Crime Team
FOA First Officer Attending
FOI Freedom of Information
FOS First on Scene
FP Found Property
FPE Firearms and Protective Equipment
FPN Fixed Penalty Notice
FPIP Force Performance Improvement Plan
FPP Force Policy and Procedure
FPR Focus Performance Review OR Force Performance Review OR Forensic Processes Review
FPT Fingerprint
FSM Firearms Scene Manager
FSO Force Standing Order
FSPU Forensic Science and Pathology Unit (NPIA)
FSS Forensic Science Service
FSU Firearms Support Unit
FSSL Forensic Science Service Laboratory
F/T Full-time
FTA Warrant Failure To Appear Bench Warrants
FTD Fit To Detain

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G
GBH Grievous Bodily Harm
GP General Practitioner
GMT Greenwich Mean Time
GOEM Government Office for the East Midlands
GSE Global Security Environment
GSL Global Solutions Ltd (prisoner transport)
GSM Global System for Mobile Communications (originally from Groupe Spécial Mobile) (Mobile phone standard in Europe)
GTA Government Technical Adviser
GU Genito-Urinary (clinic)


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H
H2H House to House
HA Highways Agency
HATO / HATOS Highways Agency Traffic Officer(s)
HAZCHEM HAZardous CHEMicals
HCCU High Crime Causing User
HET House Entry Team
HGV Heavy Goods Vehicle
HMCE Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise
HMCI Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector
HMCPSI Her Majesty's Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate
HMCS Her Majesty's Court Service
HME Home Made Explosives
HMFSI Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate
HMG Higher Grade or Her Majesty’s Government
HMIC Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies
HMICA Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Court Administration
HMIP Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation OR Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons
HMP Her Majesty’s Prison
HMSO Her Majesty’s Stationary Office
HO Home Office
HOC Home Office Circular
HOLAB Home Office Laboratory form
HOLMES/ HOLMES II Home Office Large Major Enquiry System (Computer system for major incidents)
HOPD Home Office Prison Department
HOPF Home Office Police Force
HORT 1 / HORT 2 Home Office Road Traffic Form (1) / Production of Documents form
HOSDB Home Office Scientific Development Branch
HPDS High Potential Development Scheme
HR Human Resources
HRBP Human Resources Business Partner
HQ Headquarters
HSE Health and Safety Executive
HSG Handling Stolen Goods
HTCU High Tech Crime Unit


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I
IAG Independent Advisory Group
IBIS Integrated Business and Information System
ICIDP Initial Crime Investigators Development Programme
ICP Incident Control Point
ICCP Incident Control and Change Programme
ICCS Integrated Communication Control System
ICPO International Criminal Police Organisation
ICRP International Commission on Radiological Protection
ICT Information, Communications and Technology
ICU Image Capture Unit
ID Identification
IDENT Identifiable Fingerprints
IDLP Initial Development and Learning Programme (obsolete - see IPLDP)
IED Improvised Explosive Device
IEU Incident Enquiry Unit
IIMARCH (previously IIRMAC) Information, Intention, Method, Administration, Risk assessment, Communication & Human rights (Operational Order mnemonic)
IIO Initial Investigating Officer
ILET International Liaison and Enquiry Team
ILIT Intelligence Led Integrity Test
IMC Incident Management Centre (now known as Force Control Room)
IMDG International Maritime Dangerous Goods
IMEI International Mobile Equipment Identity (mobile phone serial number)
IMPACT Intelligence Management Prioritisation Analysis Co-ordination and Tasking
IMS Informant Management System
IND Immigration and Nationality Directorate
INI Interim Nominal Index / IMPACT Nominal Index
IO Investigating Officer
IP Injured Party
IPA International Police Association
IPAK Improving Performance by Applying Knowledge
IPCC Independent Police Complaints Commission or Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPG Improving Performance Group
IPLDP Initial Police Learning and Development Programme
IPMS Integrated Performance Management System
IPTF International Police Task Force
IPU International Police Unit
IR Infra-Red (Heat rays)
IRR Ionising Radiation Regulations
IRT Incident Resolution Team
IRURS Information Records - Use Retention and Storage (Project)
IRV Incident Resolution Vehicle
ISD Information Services Department (previously ICT Services)
ISO Information Security Officer OR Investigatory Support Officer
ISS Intelligence Support Services now PNC
ISS4PS Information Systems Strategy for the Police Service
IT Information Technology
ITIL Information Technology Infrastructure Library
ITV Independent Television
IWF Internet Watch Foundation


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J
JAG Joint Action Group
JBB Joint Branch Board
JCC Joint Central Committee
JNCC Joint Negotiating and Consultative Committee
JOPI Joint Operational Instructions
JPM Joint Performance Monitoring
JSEODC Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal Report Centre


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K
KIN Key Individual Networks (Neighbourhood Policing)
KSI Killed or Seriously Injured


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L
LAA Local Area Agreement
LATCC London Air Traffic Control Centre
LAW Light Anti-Tank Weapon or Light Anti-Armour Weapon
LCJB Local Criminal Justice Board
LDA Local Diversity Advisor
LEA Local Education Authority
LEC Local Emergency Centre
LGC Laboratory of the Government Chemist
LGPS Local Government Pension Scheme
LGV Light Goods Vehicle
LIO Local Intelligence Officer
LIP Local Identified Priorities
LISTEN Listen, Inspire confidence, Support with information, Take ownership, Explain, Notify (Surrey Customer service mnemonic)
LMC Lorry Mounted Crane
LPIF Local Performance Improvement Framework
LPP Local Policing Plan
LSCB Local Safeguarding Children Board
LSE Local Security Environment
LU London Underground
LWAC List of Witnesses to Attend Court
LZ Leisure Zone


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M
MAFF Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food - now a new government office see DEFRA
MAIB Marine Accident Investigation Branch
MAMOU Multi-Agency Memorandum of Understanding
MANPADS Man-Portable Air-Defence System (SAM)
MAPPA Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements
MAPPOM Multi-agency Prolific and Priority Offender Meeting
MAPPP Multi Agency Public Protection Panel
MARAC Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference
MAST Mutual Aid Support Team
MATO Military Air Traffic Operations
MBE Member of the (Order of the) British Empire
MCA Maritime & Coastguard Agency
MCC Methodical, Careful, Considerate
MCIPS Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply
MCIT Major Crime Investigation Team
MCT Major Crime Team
MDA Misuse of Drugs Act
MDP Ministry of Defence Police
MET The Metropolitan Police
MFG Managing Finance Group
MIAFTR Motor Insurers Anti Fraud and Theft Register
MIBK Methyl Iso-butyl Ketone
MID Motor Insurance Database
MIDAS Murder Investigation Data Analysis System
MIO Management Information Office
MIR Major Incident Room
MIRSAP Major Incident Room Standard Admin Procedures
MISPER Missing Person
MIST Major Incident Support Team
MIT Major Incident Team or Major Investigations Team
MKG Managing Knowledge Group
MKSM Milton Keynes South Midland (sub-regional strategy)
MLH Multiple License Holders
MO Modus Operandi
MOD Ministry of Defence
MODACE Management of Disaster and Civil Emergency
MOG Manual Of Guidance (policies)
MOPI Management of Police Information
MOT Ministry of Transport test
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MOWP Making Off Without Payment
MP Member of Parliament
MPG Management Performance Group
MPS Mobile Police Station or Metropolitan Police Service
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet (Health & Safety - Hazardous Materials)
MSF Most-Similar Forces (HMIC performance statistics)
MSG Managing Staff Group
mSv Millisievert (radiation measurement: 1 thousandth of a sievert)
MSX Message Switch


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N
NAABC Northamptonshire Action Against Business Crime
NaBIS National Ballistics Intelligence Service
NACRO National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders
NACTSO National Counter Terrorism Security Office
NAFIS National Automatic Fingerprint Identification System
NAI Non-Accidental Injury
NAIR National Arrangements for Incidents involving Radioactivity
NAOPV National Association Of Prision Visitors
NARPO National Association of Retired Police Officers
NASS National Asylum Support Service
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NB Northamptonshire North
NBC Northampton Borough Council
NCC Northamptonshire County Council
NCCBRN National Co-ordinator Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear
NCDE National Coordinator For Domestic Extremism
NCEC National Chemical Emergency Centre
NCF National Crime Faculty
NCIS National Criminal Intelligence Service
NCP National Charging Protocol
NCPE National Centre for Policing Excellence (changing to NPIA)
NCRS National Crime Recording Standard
NCS National Crime Squad
NCSC National Care Standards Commission (NHS : obsolete - now CSCI)
NCTT National Community Tensions Team
NDAS Northamptonshire Drug and Alcohol Service
NDET National Domestic Extremism Team
NDFU National Document Fraud Unit (UKPS)
NDIS National Driver Improvement Scheme (formerly DRS)
NDNAD National DNA Database
NDTMS National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NHS)
NEBR Nuclear Emergency Briefing Room
NES National Enforcement Service
NETCU National Extremism Tactical Co-ordination Unit
NF National Front (Extreme Right Wing organisation)
NFA No Further Action or No Fixed Abode
NFIU National Football Intelligence Unit
NFLMS National Firearms Licensing Management System
NGH Northampton General Hospital
NGO Non-Governmental Organisation
NHS National Health Service
NI National Insurance
NIB National Identification Bureau
NIHHS Notification of Installations Handling Hazardous Substances
NIM National Intelligence Model
NIP Notice of Intended Prosecution
NIPN National Internet Protocol (IP) Network - partof PITO's CJX
NIREP Nuclear Industry Road Emergency Plan
NISCC National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre (pronounced 'nicey')
NMAT National Mutual Aid Telephony System
NMC Northampton Magistrates Court
NMIS National Management Information System
NMPH National Missing Persons Helpline
NMPCU National Mobile Phone Crime Unit
NOMS National Offender Management Service
NorDAF (NDAF) Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Forum
NPD National Probation Directorate Victim Network
NPIA National Policing Improvement Agency
NPM Northamptonshire Policing Model
NPOIU National Public Order Intelligence Unit
NPPS New Police Pension Scheme
NPPT Neighbourhood Policing Programme Team
NRPB National Radiological Protection Board
NSAC National Security Advice Centre (MI5)
NSCAS National Senior Career Advisory Service (NPIA)
NSIR National Standard for Incident Recording
NSLEC National Specialist Law Enforcement Centre
NSLLD National Stolen Lorry Load Desk (obsolete - now TruckPol)
NSPCC National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
NSPIS National Strategy Police Information System
NSY New Scotland Yard
NTU Network Termination Unit
NVC Non Verbal Communication


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O
OBTJ Offences Brought To Justice
OCJR Office of Criminal Justice Reform
OCR Oxford, Cambridge and RSA (exam board) or Optical Character Recognition
OCU
Organised Crime Unit (formerly Crime and Community, Level Two Team)
ODPM Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (is now Communities and Local Government)
OFSTED Office for Standards in Education
OGC Office of Government Commerce
OIC Officer in Charge or Officer in the Case
OIOC Officer In Overall Command
OJEC Official Journal of the European Communities
OLIDA Operation Log Involving Deployment of AFOs
OP Operational Policing
OPG Operational Performance Group
OPSI Office of Public Sector Information
OPU Operational Performance Unit
OR ATT Officers' Report ATTached
OS Ordinance Survey
OSC Office of the Surveillance Commissioners
OSCE Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe
OTD Other Than Dwelling
OTU Operations Tactical Unit
O/T Overtime


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P
PA Public Address (system)
PAA Police Athletic Association
PACC Police Authority Community Consultation
PACE Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
PALP Positive Action Leadership Programme
PALS Police And Local Schools OR Patient Advice and Liaison Service (NHS)
PAR-Q Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire
PAT Problem Analysis Triangle
PAVA Incapacity spray (also known as PARVA)
PAYE Pay as You Earn
PAYP Positive Activities for Young People
PA Police Authority
PC Police Constable or Personal Computer or Politically Correct
PCA Pre-Charge Advice / Police Complaints Authority - now called Independent Police Complaints Commission
PCSD Police and Crime Standards Directorate formerly Police and Crime Standards Unit contains Police Standards Unit
PCSO Police Community Support Officer
PCSU Police and Crime Standards Unit (obsolete) - now Police and Crime Standards Directorate contains Police Standards Unit
PCT Priority Crime Team and Primary Care Trust (NHS)
PCV Passenger Carrying Vehicle
PDF Personal Descriptive Form or Portable Document Format (a type of computer file)
PDF OBT PDF OBTained
PDO Potentially Dangerous Offender
PDP Probationer Development Portfolio
PDR Personal Development Review
PDU Professional Development Unit
PEACE Prepare/planning, Engage & explain, Account, Closure, Evaluation (Investigative Interviewing mnemonic)
PED Police Elimination Database (DNA)
PEG Police Efficiency Group (Home Office)
PER Prisoner Escort Record
PESTEL(G)O Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental, Legal, (Geographical,) Organisational (mnemonic to identify problem neghbourhoods)
PFR Police Federation Regulations
PFX (Police radio)
PHH (Brand name on fuel cards)
PHQ Police Headquarters
PHRU Police Human Resource Unit (NPIA)
PICT Police Information Communication and Technology (NPIA)
PII Public Interest Immunity
PIM Post-Incident Manager
PIN Personal Identification Number
PIO Public Information Office or Principle Investigating Officer or Prison(er) Intelligence Officer
PIP Performance Improvement Plan or Post Incident Procedure or Professionalising the Investigation Programme or (Home Office) Professionalising the Investigation Process
PIR Police Initial Recruitment
PITO Police Information Technology Organisation
PIU Prisoner Investigation Unit
PM Post Mortem
PMAS Police Mutual Assurance Society
PMB Programme Management Board
PMF Performance Management Framework
PMS Police Management System
PMS2 Prisoner Management System
PNAC Police National Assessment Centre (NPIA)
PNB Police Negotiating Board or Pocket Note Book
PNC Police National Computer
PNLD Police National Legal Database
PNMP Police National Mobilisation Plan
PNN2 Criminal Justice Network See Also CJX
PO Persistent Offender
POA Public Order Act or Power Of Arrest
POCA Protection of Children Act 1978 or Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
POLAC POLice ACcident
POLFIG POLice Forum for Income Generation
POLIT Paedophile On Line Investigation Team (NCS)
POLNET (Pre-Windows IT network)
POLSA Police Search Advisor
POM Purchase Order Management (Aptos finance software)
POP Problem-Oriented Policing
POT Public Order Training or Prevention of Terrorism
POVA Protection of Vulnerable Adults
PPA Policing Priority Area or Professionalising Performance Through Assessment (Diversity training) or Police Performance Assessment
PPAF Police Performance Assessment Framework
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PPO Prolific (and other) Priority Offender
PPOD Policing Policy and Operations Directorate (NPIA)
PPS Police Pension Scheme
PPU Public Protection Unit (obsolete - now DPMU)
PR24 (police baton)
PRRD Police Reform and Resources Directorate (NPIA)
PRU Police Reform Unit (NPIA)
PSA Policing Standards Authority
PSAEW Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales
PSC Protective Services Command
PSD Professional Standards Department
PSDB Police Scientific Development Branch
PSHE Personal, Social and Health Education
PSNI Police Service of Northern Ireland
PST Police Search Team
PSU Police Support Unit (internal use) or Police Standards Unit (part of PCSD, part of HMIC)
PSV Public Service Vehicle
P/T Part-time
PTC Police Training Centre
PTI Physical Training Instructor
PTIURN Police Trial Issue Unique Reference Number (NSPIS case number = custody number)
PTS / PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress (Disorder)
PTW Part-Time Working
PU Process Unit
PVI Police Vehicle Incident
PVCRS Police Vehicle Collision Reduction Strategy
PWR Police Work on Railways or Pressurised Water Reactor
PYO Persistent Young Offender or Pick Your Own


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Q
QGM Queen’s Gallantry Medal
QPM Queen’s Police Medal or Quality and Performance Management
QUEST Query Using Extended Search Techniques (PNC search)


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R
RAC Royal Automobile Club
RAF Royal Air Force
RCU Road Crime Unit
RDS Rural Development Service
REC Racial Equality Council
RFID Radio Frequency IDentification (electronic tags that can be sensed from a distance)
RI Re-Interview
RIC Remand In Custody
RID (International regulations concerning the carriage
of dangerous goods by rail)
RIDDOR Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations
RIMNET Radioactive Incident Monitoring NETwork (DEFRA)
RIO Rail Incident Officer
RIPA Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act
RJ Restorative Justice
RO Recovery Operator
ROI Record Of Interview
ROSH Risk of Serious Harm
ROSPA Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
ROTI Record of Taped Interview
ROVI Record of Video Interview
RPG Rocket Propelled Grenade or Role-Playing Game
RPU Road Policing Unit
RSA Royal Society of Arts or Republic of South Africa
RSI Roadside Interview or Repetitive Strain Injury
RSO Registered Sex Offender or Road Safety Officer
RSPB Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
RSPCA Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals
RT Radio Transmission (frequency)
RTC Road Traffic Collision (formerly RTA - Accident)
RTRA Road Traffic Regulations Act
RVP Rendezvous Point


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S
SA Specialist Advisor
SAD CHALET Survey, Assess, Disseminate : Casualties, Hazards, Access, Location, Emergency Services, Type of Incident (Major Incidents reporting mnemonic)
SAL Standard Acknowledgement Letter
SAM Surface to Air Missile
SAMM Support After Murder and Manslaughter
SAR Suspicious Activity Reports
SARC Sexual Assault Referral Centre
SAYE Save as You Earn
SB Special Branch
SC Security Check
SCAS Serious Crime Analysis Section
SCC Senior Command Course (now Strategic Command Course)
SCENE Seal area, Control, Emergency services, Notify, Evacuate (Major Incident mnemonic)
SCP Safety Camera Partnership
SCRT Specialist Crime Response Team
SCT Safety Camera Team or Safer Community Team
SD Sanctioned Detection
SEC Site Emergency Controller
SEG (Ministry of Defence police) Special Escort Group
SEO Station Enquiry Officer
SGLR Senior Government Liaison Representative
SHA Standard Housing allowance
SHAC Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty
SID Source Input Document
SIM Subscriber Identity Module (Mobile phone card)
SIO Senior Investigating Officer
SIP / SIPB Strategic Improvement Programme (Board)
SLA Service Level Agreement
SLDP Senior Leadership Development Programme
SLUA Street Level Up Approach (Drugs)
SLP Self-Loading Pistol
SMART Specific, Measurable, Agreed, Realistic, Time Bound (Targets mnemonic)
SMDS Switched Multi-Megabit Data Device
SMF Senior Management Forum
SNAPS Specific Non-judgemental Actionable Positive Soonest (Supervisor Feedback mnemonic)
SNEN Single Non Emergency Number (03000 111 222)
SO Standing Orders (now Manual of Guidance)
SOC Scenes of Crime
SOCA Serious Organised Crime Agency
SOCAP Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005
SOLAP Student Officer Learning & Assessment Portfolio
SOCO Scenes of Crime Officer - now Forensic Investigator
SOER Scottish Office Emergency Room
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
SP Seized Property
SPEAK ...for the Animals
SPECSS Separation, Pregnancy, Escalation, Cultural, Stalking, Sexual Assault (Child Abuse mnemonic)
SPINE Statutory, Proportional, Intereference, Necessary, Evidence (Human Rights mnemonic)
SPO Statutory Publications Office (part of DCA)
SPOC Single Point of Contact
SRO Senior Responsible Officer
SRP Standard Response and Pursuit (Driver Training Standard)
SSD Scientific Support Department
SSI Social Services Inspectorate (obsolete - now CSCI)
SSL Secure Socket Layer
SSSI Site of Special Scientific Interest (Nature conservation)
SSU Scientific Support Unit (now Scientific Support Department)
ST OBT STatement OBTained
STT Specials Tactical Team
Sv Sievert (radiation measurement)
SVE Stolen Vehicle Examiner
SWP Socialist Workers Party
SYOPs System Operating Procedures (Guidance & Instructions for Information Security


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T
TADA Taking And Driving Away (of Vehicle)
TAPP Tracking the Availability, Price and Purity (of Drugs)
TAR Traffic Accident Records
TCG Tasking and Coordinating Group
TCR Traffic Collision Records a.k.a. TAR
TETRA TErrestrial TRunked RAdio - referred to within this Force as Airwave
TFMV Theft From Motor Vehicle
TFST Take Further STatement
TI Trace and Interview
TIC Taken Into Consideration
TIG Trials Issues Group
TIE Trace, Implicate or Eliminate
TISPOL Traffic Information Systems for the Police
TMO Tenant Management Organisation
TMS Transport Management System
TOMV Taking Of Motor Vehicle
TOPPs Transfer of Parking Powers scheme
TOPS Total Operations Processing System
TRA Transitional Rent Allowance
Triple SI Site of Special Scientific Interest (Nature conservation) or SSSI
TST Take Statement
TSU Technical Support Unit
TTCG Tactical Tasking and Coordinating Group
TU Trial Units
TWOC Taken Without Consent


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U
UCAP United Courts Administration Programme
UCBO Urgent Court Business Officer
UCO UnderCover Officer
UDT Unarmed Defensive Tactics
UHF Ultra High Frequency
UIE User Input Evaluation
UK United Kingdom
UKBA United Kingdom Borders Agency
UKCA United Kingdom Central Authority
UKHTC United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre
UKIS United Kingdom Immigration services
UKPIA United Kingdom Petroleum Industry Association
UKPS United Kingdom Passport Service
UN United Nations
UPP Unsatisfactory Performance Procedure
UPSA Unified Police Security Architecture (PITO - NPIA)
URN Unique Reference Number
uSv Microsievert (radiation measurement: 1 millionth of a sievert)
UV Ultra-Violet


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V
VAD Vehicle Audit Document
VAP Victims Advisory Panel or Violence Against the Person
VASCAR Visual Average Speed Camera And Recorder
VAT Value Added Tax
VBIED Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device
VCE Vapour Cloud Explosion
VCoP Victims Code of Practise
VCU Volume Crime Unit
VDR / VDRS Vehicle Defect Rectification (Scheme)
VDU Visual Display Unit (obsolete - now DSE)
VE Vehicle Examiner
VEL Vehicle Excise Licence
VERA Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994
VGT Virtual Global Taskforce
VFMSG Virtual Global Taskforce
VHF Very High Frequency
VHS Video Home System
VIN Vehicle Identification Number
VIP Very Important Person
VIPER Video Identification Parade Electronic Recognition
ViSOR Violent Offender & Sex Offender Register
VLI Vulnerable Localities Index
VODS Vehicle On-line Descriptive Search
VOSA Vehicle and Operator Services Agency
VPFPO Vehicle Procedures and Fixed Penalty Office ? (old CTO system)
VPS Victim Personal Statment
VRF Volunteer Reserve Forces
VSS Victim Support Scheme


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W
WAVE Witness And Victim Experience
WB Northamptonshire West
WCU Witness Care Units
WDA Waste Disposal Authority
WFSP / WFSPU Workforce & Succession Planning Unit (HR)
WP Word Processor
WRULD Work Related Upper Limb Disorder
WRVS Women’s Royal Volunteer Service
WSDP Workforce and Succession Planning Department


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X
XHIBIT eXchanging Hearing Information By Information Technology


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Y
YCO Youth Case Officer
YJB Youth Justice Board
YJP Youth Justice Process
YOI Young Offender Institution
YOT Youth Offending Team
YRD Youth Restorative Disposal
YTD Year To Date


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