3.10 PM Saturday 30 August 2014

Criminal Justice System Jargon Buster

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A

A&E  Accident and Emergency
AA  Automobile Association
AAIB  Air Accident Investigation Branch (Government)
ABC  Acceptable Behaviour Contract (Community Safety)
ABEG  Achieving Best Evidence Guidelines
ABH  Actual Bodily Harm
ABI  Association of British Insurers
ABI MIAFTR (Online database of motor vehicle insurance claims)
ACC  Assistant Chief Constable
AC  Attendance Centre
ACO  Attendance Centre Order
ADHD  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
APO  Action Plan Order
ASBOs  Anti-Social Behaviour Orders
ASD  Autistic Spectrum Disorder
ACPC  Area Child Protection Committee
ACPO  Association of Chief Police Officers
ACPORP  Association of Chief Police Officers Road Policing Committee
ACUs  Area Command Units
ADAS  Agricultural Development and Advisory Service
ADR  European Agreement concerning the international carriage of Dangerous goods by Road
AEAC  Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary
AFO  Authorised Firearms Officer
AFR  Automatic Fingerprint Recognition
AIDS  Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AIS(M)  Military Aeronautical Information Service
AIU  Accident Investigation Unit
ALO  Architect Liaison Officer (Community Safety)
ANPR  Automatic Number Plate Recognition/Reader
AoJ  Administration of Justice
APA  Association of Police Authorities
APC  Adult Protection Committee
APS  Acting Police Sergeant or Accelerated Promotion Scheme
ARCC  Aeronautical Rescue Co-ordination Centre
ART  Aggression Replacement Training Programme
ARV  Armed Response Vehicle
ASBO  Anti-Social Behavioural Order (Community Safety)
ASNT  Area Searched No Trace
ASP (Police baton)
ASRO  Addressing Substance Related Offending Programme
ASSET Assessment tool used by the Youth Offending Team to identify the needs of offenders (Community Safety)
ASU  Air Support Unit or Admin Support Unit
ASW  Approved Social Worker
ATM  Area Training Manager
ATO  Area Training Officer
AVLS  Automatic Vehicle Location Systems (Tracker)
 

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B

BAPCO  British Association of Public Safety Communication Officers
BASICS  British Association of Immediate Care Schemes
BAWP  British Association of Women Police
BCS  British Crime Survey
BCU  Basic Command Unit
BEM  British Empire Medal
BESD  Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties
BS  Bail Support
BSO  Bail Supervision Order
BLEVE  Boiling Liquid Expansion Vapour Explosion
BMA  British Medical Association
BPA  Black Police Association (Community Safety)
BST  British Summer Time
BT  British Telecom
BTP  British Transport Police
BVPI  Best Value Performance Indicator
BVRLA  British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association
 

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C

CA  Children Act
CADAS  Community Alcohol & Drugs Advisory Service
CAA  Civil Aviation Authority
CAD  Communities Against Drugs A government funding stream for Community Safety Partnership and DAT's (Community Safety)
CCAG  Chief Constables Advisory Group
CAMHS  Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services
CAP  Community and Police Groups
CBE  Commander of the (Order of the) British Empire
CBO  Community Beat Officer
CBRN  Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear
CBT  Compulsory Basic Training (relates to motorcycle and moped tests)
CBT  Case Building Team
CBU  Case Building Unit
CC  Chief Constable
CCAT  Child Care Assessment Team
CCP  Chief Crown Prosecutor
CCTV  Closed Circuit Television
CD  Conditional Discharge
CD to P  Complainant declines to prosecute
CDO  Civilian Detention Officer
CDRP  Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (Community Safety)
CEPO  County Emergency Planning Officer
CHEMSAFE  Chemical industry Scheme for Assistance in Freight Emergencies
CHIS  Covert Human Intelligence Source
CIA  Crime Intelligence Analyst / Chemical Industries Association
CICA  Criminal Injuries Compensation Authorities
CICB  Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
CID  Criminal Investigation Department
CIREA  Centre for Information, Reflection and Exchange on Asylum - EU working group - designed to aid exchange of information on conditions in asylum seekers' countries of origin
CIU  Collision Investigation Unit
CJA  Criminal Justice Act
CJS  Criminal Justice System
CJS (within Constabulary)  Criminal Justice Services
CJU  Criminal Justice Unit
CJX  Criminal Justice Network see also PNN2
CLI  Call Line Identification
CMH  Case Management Hearing
CMHT  Community Mental Health Team
CNEN  County Non Emergency Number - 0845 456 4567
COMAH  Control of Major Accident Hazards
Community Plan  (A long term plan produced by each District Authority to ensure the social, economic and environmental well being of a community (Community Safety))
Community Safety  (A partnership forum under Sects 5 and 6 of Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Community Safety))
Comsaf  (Community Safety)
Connexions  A new guidance service for 13-19 year olds (Community Safety)
COSHH  Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations CPA Crime Pattern Analysis or Child Protection Agency
CPBW  Community Penalty Breach Warrant
CPDA  Crime Prevention Design Advisor (Same as ALO) (Community Safety)
CPIA  Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996
CPIU  Child Protection Investigation Unit
CPO  Community Punishment Order
CPRO  Community Punishment and Rehabilitation Orders
CPS  Crown Prosecution Service
CPTED  Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (Community Safety)
CPU  Child Protection Unit
CRB  Crime Reporting Bureau
CRE  Commission for Racial Equality
CRIS  Caravan Registration and Identification Scheme
CRO Criminal Records Office / Cave Rescue Organisation / Community Rehabilitation Orders / Community Resource Officer
CROP  Covert Rural Observation Point
CRU  Crime Reporting Unit
CRUSE  (Voluntary organisation for the counselling of the bereaved)
CS  (Incapacitating Spray)
CSA  Child Sexual Abuse
CSG-CR  County Strategic Group (Crime Reduction)
CSO  Community Support Officer / Community Service Order
CSP  Community Safety Partnership
CTO  Central Ticket Office
CTLS  Custody Time Limits - The statutory time limit for keeping a defendant in custody awaiting trial. May be extended by the court in certain circumstances
CTS  Counter Terrorist Search
CTU  Counter Terrorism Unit
CVRS  Contract Vehicle Recovery Scheme
CVS  Council for Voluntary Services (Community Safety)
CYP  Children and Young Persons 
 

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D

DAFS  Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland
DARG  Drug and Alcohol Reference Group (Community Safety)
DAAT  Drug and Alcohol Action Team
DCC  Deputy Chief Constable
DCI  Detective Chief Inspector
DCFS  Department for Children, Families and Schools
DCMS  The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Government)
DCW  Designated Caseworker - A senior caseworker who is trained to present straightforward cases on pleas of guilty, or to prove them where the defendant does not attend the magistrates’ court
DCV  Direct Communication with Victims - A new procedure whereby CPS consults directly with victims of crime and provides them with information about the progress of their case
DEFRA
  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Government)
DEO  Divisional Enquiry Officer
DETR  Department of the Environment Transport and the Regions
DFES  Department For Education and Skills (Government)
DI  Detective Inspector
DCI  Detective Chief Inspector
DID  Drink Impaired Drivers Programme
DIP  Drug Interventions Programme
DISC  Diversity Incorporating Safer Communities
DLO  Disability Liaison Officer
DNA  Dioxyribonucleic Acid
DOB  Date of Birth
DP  Detained Person
DPAS  Drug Prevention Advisory Service (Community Safety)
DPP  Director of Public Prosecutions
DRS  Driver Rectification Scheme
DS  Detective Superintendent / Detective Sergeant
DSS  Department of Social Security
DTC  Detention and Training Centre
DTI  Department of Trade and Industry
DTLR  Transport Local Government Regions
DTTO  Drug Treatment and Testing Order. A community sentence aimed at tackling drug misuse linked to offending (Community Safety)
DTO  Drug Treatment Order / Detention Training Order
DUMV  Damage to Unattended Motor Vehicle
DVLA  Driving Vehicle Licensing Authority
DVLC  Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre
DYO  Deter Young Offenders
 

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E

EAH  Early Administrative Hearing
EC  European Commission
ECHR  European Convention on Human Rights
ECU  European Currency Unit now the Euro (€)
EDDAS  East Dorset Drugs Advisory Service
EEA  European Economic Area
EEC  European Economic Community
EFH  Early First Hearing - Under Narey one of the two classes into which all summary and either way cases are divided. EFHs are for straightforward cases where a guilty plea is anticipated
EFPN  Endorseable Fixed Penalty Notice
EFQM  European Foundation of Quality Management
E-Gov E Government the government project to unify and create unified information systems throughout public service
EGT  Evidence Gathering Team
EHO  Environmental Health Officer
ELO  Explosives Liaison Officer
EO  Equal Opportunities
EOD  Explosives Ordnance Disposal
EPO  Emergency Protection Order
ERB  Emergency Response Belt (Used to safely restrain violent prisoners)
ERDF  European Rural Development Fund (Objective 2) (Community Safety)
ESF  European Social Fund (Objective 3 Training/skills and life long learning) (Community Safety)
ETA  Expected Time of Arrival
ETE  Education Training and Employment
EWO  Education welfare Officer
 

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F

F/T  Full-time
FBI  Federal Bureau of Investigations
FBO  Football Banning Order
FBOA  Football Banning Order Authority
FBU  Fire Brigades Union
FCO  Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Government)
FCR  Force Control Room
FEO  Firearms Enquiry Officer
FFENQ  Foreign Force Enquiry
FIB  Force Intelligence Bureau was Force Identification Bureau
FIO  Field Intelligence Officer or Football Intelligence Officer
FIR  Force Information Room
FIU  Force Intelligence Unit or Football Intelligence Unit
FLO  Family Liaison Officer (Fatal Road Traffic Collisions) or Football Liaison Officer
FoV  Focus on Violence Programme for Men and Women
FORM  Force Occurence Recording Bureau
FPN  Fixed Penalty Notice
FPRI  Fine Payment Rate Indicator
FPT  Fixed Penalty Ticket
FPU  Family Protection Unit
FSS  Forensic Science Service
FSSL  Forensic Science Service Laboratory
FTA  Warrant Failure To Appear Bench Warrant
FTE  Full Time Employed

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G

GAIN  Government Agency Intelligence Network
GBH  Grievous Bodily Harm
GLO  Gay Liaison Officer
GMT  Greenwich Mean Time
GO East  Government Office East
GOYH  Government Office Yorkshire and Humber (Community Safety)
GP  General Practitioner
GPR  Guilty Plea Rate
GSE  Global Security Environment
GTA  Government Technical Adviser
GU  Genito-Urinary (clinic)
GSM  (Mobile phone standard in Europe)
GYS  Great Yorkshire Show

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H

HAZCHEM  HAZardous CHEMicals (Marking Scheme)
HGV  Heavy Goods Vehicle
HMCE  Her Majesty's Customs and Excise
HMCG  Her Majesty's Coast Guard
HMCS  Her Majesty's Court Services
HMIC  Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary
HMICA  Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Court Administration
HMP  Her Majesty's Prison HMSO Her Majesty's Stationary Office
HO  Home Office
HOLAB  Home Office Laboratory form
HOLMES/ HOLMES II  Home Office Large and Major Enquiry System (Computer system for major incidents)
HOPD  Home Office Prison Department
HORT/1  Home Office Road Traffic Form 1
HQ  Headquarters
HR  Human Resources
HSC  Health and Safety Commission
HSE  Health and Safety Executive

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I

ICPO  International Criminal Police Organisation
ICRP  International Commission on Radiological Protection
ICVA  Independent Custody Visitors Association
ID  Identification
IDEA  Improvement and Development Agency (for Local Government)
IED  Improvised Explosive Device
IGC  Intergovernmental Consultations - Country of Origin Information Working Group - designed to aid exchange of information on conditions in asylum seekers' countries of origin
IMDG  International Maritime Dangerous Goods
IND Immigration and Nationality Directorate Index of Multiple Deprivation A government scoring mechanism to identify the most socially deprived wards in the county (Community Safety)
IO  Investigating Officer
IOM  Integrated Offender Management
IP  Injured Party (Crime and RTA)
IPA  International Police Association
IPLDP  Initial Police Learning and Development Programme
IPR  Intellectual Property Rights
IPTF  International Police Task Force
IPU  International Police Unit
IRR  Ionising Radiation Regulations
IS  Information Systems IT Information Technology

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J

JSEODC  Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal Report Centre

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K

KPI   Key Performance Indicator

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L

LAA  Local Area Agreement
LAGLO  Lesbian and Gay Liaison Officer
LGPA  Lesbian and Gay Police Association
LAP  Local Area Policing
LAPG  Local Adult Protection Groups
LCJB  Local Criminal Justice Board
LCPC  Local area Child Protection Committee
LEA  Local Education Authority
LGA  Local Government Association - originated the Local PSAs concept
LGC  Laboratory of the Government Chemist
LGV  Light Goods Vehicle
LIO  Local Intelligence Office(r)
Libra Link  A means of conveying data electronically from the Police to the Courts Service
LSC  Legal Services Commission
LSE  Local Security Environment
LSP  Local Strategic Partnership. District wide top level partnership to ensure joined up service delivery. They produce the Community Plan (Community Safety)
 

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M Of G  Manual of guidance
MACC  Military Aid to the Civil Community
MAFF  Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
MAIB  Marine Accident Investigation Branch
Mainstreaming  A term used to show the implementation of Sect 17 Crime and Disorder Act (Community Safety)
MAPPA  Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements
MAPPP  Multi Agency Public Protection Panel
MAST  Mutual Aid Support Team
MATO  Military Air Traffic Operations
MBE  Member of the (Order of the) British Empire
MCA  Maritime & Coastguard Agency
MDP (MoDP)  Ministry of Defence Police
MESMAC  A Sexual Health Organisation working with Gay and Bisexual men
MFH  Missing From Home
MIBK  Methyl Iso-butyl Ketone
MID  Motor Insurance Database
MISPER  Missing Person
MO  Modus Operandi
MOD  Ministry of Defence
MODACE  Management of Disaster and Civil Emergency
MOE  Method of Entry - trained officers and method of gaining entry to houses etc
MORI  Social Research Institute
MOT  Ministry of Transport test
MOU  Memorandum of Understanding
MP  Member of Parliament
MRCC  Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre
MRSC  Marine Rescue Sub-Centre
 

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N

NACOSS  National Approval Council for Security Systems
NACRO  National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders
NAFIS  National Automatic Fingerprint Identification System
NAI  Non-Accidental Injury
NAIR  National Arrangements for Incidents involving Radioactivity
NASS  National Asylum Seekers Service (Community Safety)
NATO  North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NBM  National Briefing Model
NCEC  National Chemical Emergency Centre
NCF  National Crime Faculty
NCF  National Competency Framework
NCIS  National Criminal Intelligence Service
NCOF  National Crime and operations Faculty
NCS  National Crime Squad
N-DAP  Norfolk Drug & Alcohol Partnership
NETCU  National Extremism Tactical Co-ordination Unit
NFA  No Further Action
NFIU  National Football Intelligence Unit
NFU  National Farmers Union
NHS  National Health Service
NI  National Insurance
NIHHS  Notification of Installations Handling Hazardous Substances National Intelligence Model
NIP  Notice of Intended Prosecution
NIREP  Nuclear Industry Road Emergency Plan
NIS  National Identification Service
NMIS  National Management Information Systems
NNREC  Norwich & Norfolk Race Equality Council
NOMS  National Offender Management Scheme
NSPIS  National Strategy for Police Information Systems
NSISG  No Secrets Interagency Steering Group
NRPB  National Radiological Protection Board
NSCCC  (the Royal Navy's casualty reporting system)
NSNR  National Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal (Community Safety)
NSPCC  National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
NTSS  No Trace Suspect Stolen (PNC)
NVASEC  National Voluntary Aid Societies' Emergency Committee
NVC  Non Verbal Communication
NVQ  National Vocational Qualification
 

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O

O & A  Observation & Attendance Centre
OBTJ  Offences Brought to Justice
OCC  Operations Command Center - Police HQ
OCJR  Office Criminal Justice Reform
OFG  Operational Firearms Group
OFT  Office of Fair Trading
OGC  Office of Government Commerce
OIC  Officer in Case or Officer in Charge
OJEC  Official Journal of the European Communities
OPL  Over Prescribed Limit (Drink Driving)
OPSR  Office of Public Services Reform
OS  Ordnance Survey
OSC  Office of the Surveillance Commissioners
OSCE  Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe
OSO  Operational Support Officer
OSPRE  Objective Structured Performance Related Examination
OTD  Other Than Dwelling i.e. Burglary O.T.D.
 

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P

P/T  Part-time
PAA  Police Athletic Association
PACC  Police Authority Community Consultation
PACE  Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
PACT  Partnership Against Crime Taskforce
PAG  Police Advisory Group
PAVA  A synthetic pepper spray
PAYE  Pay as You Earn
PC  Police Constable / Personal Computer
PCA  Police Complaints Authority
PCSO  Police Community Safety Officer
PCTs  Primary Care Trusts formed 1/4/02 to replace old Health Authority (Community Safety)
PCV  Passenger Carrying Vehicle
PCV  Passenger Carrying Vehicle
PDA  Personal Digital Assistant (Handheld Computer)
PDF Partnership Development Fund. A government fund to assist the development of partnerships (Community Safety) Or Personal Descriptive Form
P & D  Prevent and Deter
PDP  Professional Development Profile
PDR  Personal Development Review
PEACE  Prepare/planning, Engage & explain, Account, Closure, Evaluation
PFR  Police Federation Regulations 1969
PID  Project Initiation Document (Human Rights Audit 2000-2001)
PII  Public Interest Immunity
PIMS  Police Informant Management System
PIN  Personal Identification Number
PIO  Public Information Office or Principle Investigating Officer
PIR  Police Initial Recruitment or Passive Infra-Red
PITO  Police IT Organisation
PM  Post Mortem
PMAS  Police Mutual Assurance Society
PMB  Police Monitoring Board
PMDU The Prime Minister's Delivery Unit - to strengthen the capacity of Whitehall to deliver the Government's key objectives the Prime Minister has established a Delivery Unit based in the Cabinet Office. The role of the Unit is to ensure that the Gov. achieves its priority objectives during this Parliament across the key areas of public service, which includes crime.
PNB  Police Negotiating Board/Pay and Conditions Working Group or Pocket Note Book
PNC  Police National Computer
PNCB  Police National Computer Bureau
PNCD  Police National Computer Database
PND  Penalty Notice of Disorder
PNLD  Police National Legal Database
PNN2  Criminal Justice Network See Also CJX
PODS  Policing on Doorsteps
POE  Point of Entry
POLSA  Police Search Advisor
POP  Problem Oriented Policing or Partnership (Community Safety)
POs  Persistent Offenders / Probation Officers / Principal Officers
POTAC  Public Order Tactical Advisor
PPAF  Police Performance Accountability Framework
PPE  Personal Protective Equipment
PPMO  Program & Project Management Office - now Programs Unit
PPOs  Prolific and other Priority Offenders
PPT  Prisoner Processing Team
PRCU  Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
PRIME  Problem Solving in Multi-agency Environments
PRISM  Programme Reducing Individual Substance Misuse
PRU  Pupil Referral Unit also know as Early Learning Centre
PS  Police Sergeant
PSA  Public Service Agreement. A government initiative where rewards are given to local authorities if they deliver against agreed challenging targets (Community Safety) - Under local PSAs authorities sign up to demanding targets to further improve outcomes beyond what has already been planned, in return for up-front investment in services, substantial reward grants for meeting targets, and the opportunity to negotiate administrative freedoms and flexibilities with the Government. Targets for performance indicators are set across a wide range of services eg. crime prevention.
PSDB  Police Scientific Development Branch
PSSO  Police Skills and Standards Organisation
PSU  Police Support Unit
PSV  Public Service Vehicle
PTC  Police Training Centre
PTI  Physical Training Instructor
PTR  Pre Trial Review
PSO  Place of Safety Order
PSR  Pre Sentence Report
PTS  Post-traumatic Stress
PYO  Persistent Young Offender. A 10-17 year old sentenced in court on 3 or more occasions within a 3 year period (Community Safety)


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Q

QA  Quality Assurance
QGM  Queen's Gallantry Medal
QPM  Queens Police Medal or Quality and Performance Management
QUEST  Query Using Extended Search Techniques

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R

RAC  Royal Automobile Club
RAF  Royal Air Force
RAG  Report Red Amber Green Report (Where Red = Problematic, Amber = Risk of becoming a problem and Green = Meeting Targets)
RAYNET  Radio Amateurs' Emergency Network
RDA  Regional Development Agency (Community Safety)
RDS  Rural Development Service
REC  Racial Equality Councils  DREC Dorset Race Equality Council
Regional Assembly  The regional seat of government (Community Safety)
Restorative Justice Work with victims and offenders aimed at offenders understanding the consequences of their crime (Community Safety)
REVCOM  Radio Emergency Volunteer Communication
RID ( International regulations concerning the carriage of dangerous goods by rail)
RIDDOR  Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations
RIMNET ( Radioactive monitoring network system)
RIO  Rail Incident Officer
RIPA  Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act
RISC  Rental Industry Secure Customer
RIU  The Regulatory Impact Unit Scrutiny Team - part of the Cabinet Office's Modernising Government agenda to help spread best practice on good policy and regulation
RJ  Restorative Justice
RK  Registered Keeper (PNC Checks etc)
RODS  Referral Order Division Scheme
ROSPA  Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
ROTI  Record of Taped Interview
ROVI  Record of Video Interview
RP  Reporting Person (Incidents, Crime, RTCs etc)
RPG  Road Policing Group
RSI  Roadside Interview or Repetitive Strain Injury
RSO  Registered Sex Offender
RSPB  Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
RSPCA  Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals
RTC  Road Traffic Collision

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SARC  Sexual Assault Referral Centres
SARDA  Search and Rescue Dog Association
SARSAT  Search and Rescue Satellite System
SAYE  Save as You Earn
SB  Special Branch
SC  Special Constable
SCAN  Scientific Content Analysis (highlight deceptions within written statements)
SCAS  Serious Crime Analysis Section (of the NCOF)
SCC  Senior Command Course
SCI  Safer Communities Initiative. A fund to replace the crime reduction fund administered by the Home Office (Community Safety)
SDVCs  Specialist Domestic Violence Courts
Section 115 Crime & Disorder Act  Section that allows the exchange of information between partnership agencies to help reduce crime (Community Safety)
Section 17 Crime & Disorder Act  Section requires all local authorities including police authorities to consider crime and disorder reduction when exercising their duties (Community Safety)
Secured by Design  An award for developers which build to guidelines to reduce the opportunity for crime (Community Safety)
Secured Car Parks  A 1 year certificate for car parks with effective measures to create a safe (Community Safety)
SEG  (Ministry of Defence police) Special Escort Group
SIG  Social Inclusion Group
SEU  Social Exclusion Unit - set up to help improve Government action to reduce social exclusion by producing joined-up solutions to complex issues for which no single Gov. Dept. has responsibility, or which falls between the responsibilities of several depts. (Teenage Pregnancy Unit in the Dept. of Health, the Rough Sleepers Unit in DTLR, the Children and Young Peoples Unit in DfES and the Neighbourhood Unit in DTLR)
SGLR  Senior Government Liaison Representative
SID  Source Input Document
SIESO  Society of Industrial Emergency Services Officers
SIO  Senior Investigating Officer -usually a DCI or DS SIPS Standard Instructions and Plans
SIS  Social Information Systems (commissioned by Youth Justice Board to get info, held by police on children under the age of criminal responsibility)
SLA  Service Level Agreement
SLP  Self-Loading Pistol
SMART  Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-framed
SNEN  Single Non Emergency Number (national proposed scheme)
SNT  Safer Neighbourhoods Team
SO  Supervision Order
SOC  Scenes of Crime
SOCO  Scenes Of Crime Officer
SOLAP  Student Officer Learning and Assessment Portfolio
SPOC  Single Point Of Contact (new forms)
SPP  Special Priority Payment
SRB  Single Regeneration Budget. A government fund (Community Safety)
SRR  Search and Rescue Region
SSAIB  Security Systems and Alarm Inspections Board
SSSJ  Simple Speedy Summary Justice
Stn  Station
SW  Social Worker
SWA  Social Work Assistant
SYOPS  Guidance & Instructions for Information Security

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TC  Traffic Constable
TCG  Tasking and Coordinating Group
TDA  Take and Drive Away (vehicle)
TER  The National Plant and Equipment Register
TETRA  Terrestrial Trunked Radio
TFT  Tactical Firearms Team
TFU  Tactical Firearms Unit
TIC  Taken into Consideration
TIG  Trials Issues Group
Toolkits Crime Reduction website showing best practice on a number of issues www.crimereduction.gov.uk (Community Safety)
ToR  Terms of Reference
TPAC  Tactical Pursuit and Containment
TPU  Tactical Planning Unit
TS  Traffic Sergeant
TSU  Technical Support Unit
TUMV  Theft from Unattended Motor Vehicle
TWLA  Taken Without Lawful Authority (i.e. vehicle)
TWOC  Taken Without Owners Consent (i.e. vehicle)
 

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U

UDT  Unarmed Defensive Tactic
UHF  Ultra High Frequency
UK  United Kingdom
UKCA  United Kingdom Central Authority
UKPIA  United Kingdom Petroleum Industry Association
UN  United Nations
UNISON  (Civilian workers' trades union)
USI  Unlawful Sexual Intercourse
UV  Ultra Violet
 

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V

VAD  Vehicle Audit Document
VAS  Voluntary Aid Societies
VASCAR  Visual Average Speed Computer And Recorder
VAT  Value Added Tax
VaWS  Victims and Witnesses Services
VDR  Vehicle Defect Rectification
VDRS  Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme
VEL  Vehicle Excise License
VHF  Very High Frequency
VHS  Video Home System
VIP  Very Important Person
VIPER  Video Identification Parade Electronic Recording
VODS  Vehicle On-line Descriptive Search
VRF  Volunteer Reserve Forces
VSS  Victim Support Scheme

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WAVES  Witness and Victims Experience Survey
WCU  Witness Care Unit
WDA  Waste Disposal Authority
WOFF  (Woffed) Write Off
WRVS  Women's Royal Voluntary Service
WYSiWYG  What You See is What You Get - a term used within I.T. to describe a program or application that writes computer code through a simple interface.
 

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YACAB  Youth Action Combating Anti-Social Behaviour
YADAS  Young Persons Alcohol and Drugs Advisory Service
YAO  Youth Action Officer
YCAP  Youth Crime Action Plan
YIP  Youth Inclusion Programmes
YISP  Youth Inclusion and Support Panel
YJB  Youth Justice Board
YJP  Youth Justice Panel
YJS  Youth Justice Services
YMCA  Young Mens Christian Association
YOI  Young Offender Institution
YOIS  Young Offender Information System (the YOT’s Database)
YOT  Youth Offending Team (Community Safety)
VS  Victim Support - agency helping victims of crime
YWCA  Young Women's Christian Association

 

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