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Can you explain all this cop talk (lingo) that they use in the show?
BACK IN THE BAG: Back in uniform

CATCH/CAUGHT: To have a case assigned

CATVAN: An RV filled with Uniformed Emergency Service Personnel

C.I.: Confidential informant

CLOSER: A police interrogator who specializes in finishing an interrogation and getting a confession

COLLAR: An arrest

DISCON: Disorderly conduct

DOA: Any dead person, murdered or otherwise

DUMP: Transferred (in a negative direction)

FLOATER: Dead body in the water

HOUSE: Station house

IN THE BAG: In uniform

IN THE WIND: In hiding

JACKPOT: In trouble

LAWYERING UP: Obtaining legal counsel

LOST TIME: Personal time taken while working

MAKE YOUR BONES: Achieve success (on the Job)

PAA: Police Administrative Assistant

PERP: Perpetrator, criminal (also MOPE or MUTT)


RAT SQUAD: Internal Affairs Bureau (IAB)

RMP: Radio Motor Patrol (marked police car)

SKEL: A lowlife; a junkie

SLIPPAGE TOUR: Two extra days owed to the city

T.A.R.U.: Technical Assistance Response Unit

THE FIVES: Complaint follow-up report

THE JOB: The New York Police Department


THE SYSTEM: The legal justice system

Warning: NYPD Blue guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 21, 1993
Ended: March 01, 2005
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