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Old 03-19-2013, 07:40   #1
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"I'm direct"

I was discussing this with someone today. Is this a local thing or do you guys also use this in replace of "10-4".






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Old 03-19-2013, 08:08   #2
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We still use 10-4 around here.


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Old 03-19-2013, 08:23   #3
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It's used here (SE Michigan) mainly by our county folks. I don't use it. I just typically say "ok."


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Old 03-19-2013, 08:29   #4
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10-4 here, but some use "direct." I've often wondered why.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:36   #5
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We sometimes use " copy direct" like if I here a call from a neighboring dept. on the scanner in our cars, then my dispatcher askes if I heard it...
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:52   #6
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I am direct, I don't use direct.

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Old 03-19-2013, 09:09   #7
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I remember my TO, a VN Vet, using our unit and referring to himself as "Actual"

He picked up the mic " Three-two actual"

It was just one of the many terms that carried over from Vietnam back then. Our Dept was about 70% vets. You got a healthy does of GI slang along with radio codes.

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Old 03-19-2013, 10:42   #8
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We sometimes use " copy direct" like if I here a call from a neighboring dept. on the scanner in our cars, then my dispatcher askes if I heard it...
"copy direct" is what we tend to use, to acknowledge immediately, before the dispatcher asks.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:48   #9
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Copying something "direct", means that you copied traffic not intended for your. If somebody calls for another unit and then dispatch calls you, you can respond with "direct." If they give you details on a call for service, direct to you, than it's really unnecessary, since you were supposed to copy it directly.

The one that drives me absolutely nuts is the improper use of "myself." CONTSTANT. "Soandso and myself will be out at..." or "myself and soandso on a bar check at..." or "checking clearance for meal for myself and..." Completely and totally incorrect use of the reflexive pronoun. It's even worse when you see it in reports. The other day I read "I had John Doe accompany myself to the building in the rest area for field sobriety tests." MAKE IT STOP!
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:40   #10
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We use "clear" and in less formal radio conversation we may use "OK" while we use 10-4 even less.

"Clear-direct" means I overheard traffic relevant to me but was not directed to me but to someone else to pass on. It saves air time to just catch the relay and tell them I was clear-direct.

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:59   #11
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We typically answer 10-4. We use "I copy direct" when we're indicating that we copied something off of another agency's frequency
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:13   #12
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Here's some of the PD vernacular I've heard / used over the years:

"10-4"
"Read-Direct"- See Kadetklapp / DaBigBR definition
"Roger That"
"Received"
"OK"
....and the occasional "Okey-Dokey".....
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:38   #13
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Officer preference. Some don't, most do. We typically send two cars to everything. Backup car responds call number and direct. It mainly saves the dispatcher from having to call the second car directly. Lt's really like it when you make the dispatchers job easier.


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Old 03-19-2013, 12:48   #14
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Old procedures

In the old military communications: "Roger" meant message received and understood. "Wilco" was short for "will comply" as directed.

"Roger, Wilco" together was not acceptable. "Wilco" also committed the receiving command to an action. Only used with authorization, unless you are the command.

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Old 03-19-2013, 13:22   #15
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I'm sooo using Actual tomorrow at work ...


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Old 03-19-2013, 16:31   #16
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Radio traffic on a differed channel intended for us would be "copied on cross". "Direct" here is when we talk car to car without using a repeater so dispatch can't hear. 10-4 is used regularly.
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Old 03-19-2013, 16:42   #17
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I've never heard "I'm direct", unless it is coupled with something like I;m direct with that unit" or "I copy direct that unit" or something similar. I just acknowledge "10-4" when I get a dispatch call. Even though "10-4" is code for "acknowledge", I also use it for "affirmative."
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Old 03-19-2013, 16:46   #18
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To add, I hear many officers now state "it checks 10-4" when they should be saying "checked OK." I also hear "checked code 4" when again, our dispatch wants "checked OK." To me, "code 4" is stating that a hot situation is not hot anymore. So...if you give dispatch a disposition for something like a child playing with a phone on a 911 hangup, you would simply tell dispatch, "checked OK."
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Old 03-19-2013, 18:30   #19
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Old procedures

In the old military communications: "Roger" meant message received and understood. "Wilco" was short for "will comply" as directed.

"Roger, Wilco" together was not acceptable. "Wilco" also committed the receiving command to an action. Only used with authorization, unless you are the command.

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You mean like over means I'm done with the transmission and waiting for your response, and out means I'm done transmitting and will be unreachable. Thus the Roger, Wilco, Over, and Out is the ultimate radio procedure oxymoron.
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Old 03-19-2013, 18:37   #20
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....and the occasional "Okey-Dokey".....
You mean that's not really authorized? But it sooooo rolls off the tongue.
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