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Posted 2/13/2013 by luckywife in NSBR Board
 

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Posted: 2/13/2013 5:10:05 PM
This morning when I left to take my oldest to school, there were 4 police cars just down my block. I first thought maybe there was an accident, but the police were no where to be seen, so they must have been in a home.

This got me worried, and wondering if it was something that I should be concerned about, such as a break in. I searched and found the police log on my local police website.

My question is about the abbreviations. For the call type it says Domestic. Under description is says POSS DO. Can anyone decode that for me? I am assuming the first word is possible, but would the second be domestic? Or something else?

If it is a domestic dispute, it does not concern me, and that is the end of it. If it does have something to do with burglary, then I want to take some precautions for myself. Thank you!



Mrs. Steven Rudy


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Posted: 2/13/2013 5:33:01 PM
I think it is probably possible drug overdose.

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Posted: 2/13/2013 5:41:33 PM
A domestic dispute should concern you. At any time a relationship prone to this could escalate into violence of a type that could involve you or your family. Firing a weapon or driving in a dangerous way. Or someone could need to be sheltered until the police arrive.

In the instance today, it probably is drug overdose, but that means there is a drug user in your block, also something that everyone in the neighborhood should be concerned about.

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Posted: 2/13/2013 5:45:34 PM
When I dispatched, we didn't use a DO abbreviation but I would guess drug overdose as well. Except that there weren't any fire engines, ambulance, etc.?



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Posted: 2/13/2013 5:47:00 PM
Not a police office or a dispatcher...but why would there be FOUR police cars for a possible drug overdose? I'm thinking one or two and an ambulance...Four cars seems like something pretty significant.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 5:48:45 PM
but that means there is a drug user in your block, also something that everyone in the neighborhood should be concerned about.
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Someone attempting suicide with pills would be listed as a drug overdose but that doesn't mean it is illegal drugs that the neighbors need to be concerned.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 5:52:13 PM

When I dispatched, we didn't use a DO abbreviation but I would guess drug overdose as well. Except that there weren't any fire engines, ambulance, etc.?


I didn't think of drug overdose. Hmmm, the report says that the time of the incident was at 7:30am, and I drove by about 8:10, so it is possible that the ambulance was already gone, and it was just the officers left...but 4 does seem excessive. The report also says they were there for an hour and 26 minutes.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 6:18:12 PM
1. It is probably a disturbance "possible domestic"

We call them domestic disturbance and our code is DTCF but every city is different

2. No offense it doesn't concern you if it doesn't involve you. I mean this nicely but everyone fights. Some people call when their husband doesn't do the dishes. If he happens to have a speeding warrant that gets more officers. They find pot in the kids room questioning him and that will get another officer for an arrest. You just never know.

3. That can mean 1-6 cars depending on the call OR how bored the officers are OR if they have trainees OR if they like to cause fights with officers OR If it is on going OR if someone was purposefully injured OR accidentally injured OR if someone farted and it stinks..

Just saying it could be 100 reasons why there are 4 cop cars.



1-3 hrs is about average for a disturbance especially if an assault takes place. That means a simple fingernail scratch to a full out beating. Everyone wants to tell their story and depending on the number of people in the house it can take a while.

Also # of people in a home has a lot to do with number of units to respond for control.

Typed on my phone- sorry on grammar.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 6:42:50 PM
My brother is a retired Combat Medic/Cop (Civilian) and he said that DO would likely stand for Drug Overdose as previously guessed.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 6:49:36 PM

2. No offense it doesn't concern you if it doesn't involve you. I mean this nicely but everyone fights. Some people call when their husband doesn't do the dishes. If he happens to have a speeding warrant that gets more officers. They find pot in the kids room questioning him and that will get another officer for an arrest. You just never know


I agree, and that is what I meant in my OP. I was just worried it could be some kind of burglary...and that is something that would concern me if it happened in my neighborhood.

Either drug overdose or domestic disturbance is not something I am going to worry about now. (I didn't hear or see anything, and obviously the police are aware if it and involved). Thanks Peas!



Mrs. Steven Rudy


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Posted: 2/13/2013 6:58:08 PM
you didn't seem up the butt about it

I was just explaining.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 7:09:01 PM

That can mean 1-6 cars depending on the call OR how bored the officers are OR if they have trainees



I was quite horrified the only time I ever called the cops and FOUR cars showed up! In my town I'd vote for bored.

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Posted: 2/14/2013 9:23:36 AM
That time is also around shift change, so they might have dispatched the officers coming on duty to the scene to assist with any interviews in order to close out the scene/report so that the officers getting ready to go off-duty don't accrue more overtime.

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Posted: 2/14/2013 12:34:59 PM
DO can stand for domestic: other... They might code the call as to what specific type of domestic it is - physical, sexual, verbal, other... Other could mean that no one was on the line but they heard sounds/voices in the background, or that the caller's complaint just didn't fit into the other categories...

It could also just be how the interface between their dispatch computer system and the public website abbreviate and censor things... The dispatcher may have typed "poss domestic etc..." and the interface only allows seven characters to be displayed...


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