Abbreviations used within the site:
Ranks: in order of seniority. note: whether one is a detective or uniform officer makes no difference to the rank, they are equal.
P.C. Police Constable (uniform)
the '10' code:
10-39 disqualified driver
10-45 non urgent assitance required
10-55 urgent assistance required
ASNT Area Searched No Trace
C.A.T. Civil Air Terminal - Bermuda's airport
D6 'Delta six' - the 'call sign' for one of the narcotics cars, a beaten up Subaru white estate. Its condition was perfect for throwing about the small roads but it lacked any power and the fact that it was an estate made it a little clumsy to manoeuvre, but the back end would slide nicely and no one noticed the little dents and scratches that followed a tour of duty in it. More than one motor cycle became trapped between its wings and a wall, or rider went over the bonnet during its service.
fifty another name for
a 'rock', a piece of crack cocaine which sold for $50
halves a half gram of
cocaine retailing at $125, usually about 70% pure.
HMC Hamilton Magistrates Court (Bermuda's only Magistrates Courts - 3 of them)
HPS Hamilton Police Station
i/c in custody
MDA Misuse of Drugs Act
NFPA No Further Police Action
O.I.C. Officer in Charge
P.R.C. Police Recreation Club - at the Prospect police headquarters - used by officers (generally below the rank of Inspector) and their friends
SOCO Scence of Crime Officers - generally providing a photographic and fingerprint facility, though their important role extended beyond this.
Twists see 'halves'. A twist described the packaging's appearance - generally the corner of a plastic bag cut off, into which cocaine was placed and secured by a plastic coated wire 'twist'
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