Even though police officers share in the brotherhood. They don't all speak the same language. Here in Los Angeles we may use terminology that sounds strange to an officer on the East Coast and vice versa.... It used to always make me cringe when Chief Bratton used to refer to bad guys as "perps" or "perpetrators." Around here, they are all "suspects" until caught, then they are "arrestees." We call our police cars, "shops." We don't have "dispatch" or "dispatchers." We have "Communications" and the personnel who work the floor are called "RTOs," for Radio Telephone Operators.... Our handheld radios are called "ROVERs," for Remote Out of Vehicle Equipment Radio. So what you got out where you work?