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Abbreviations and acronyms

Source:
A Dictionary of Law Enforcement

Abbreviations and acronyms

A list of commonly used abbreviations and acronyms.

AA

Ambulance Aid

AAIB

Air Accidents Investigation Branch

A&E

Accident and Emergency

ABC

Acceptable Behaviour Contract

ABH

Actual Bodily Harm

ABI

Association of British Insurers

ABV

Alcohol By Volume

AC

Assistant Commissioner (MPS)

ACAS

Advisory, Conciliation, and Arbitration Service

ACC

1. Assistant Chief Constable

2. Anti‐Corruption Command (MPS)

ACCESS

Assess, Collect, Collate, Evaluate, Survey, Summary

ACCOLC

Access Overload Control: access and usage control protocols of the mobile phone network

ACF

Army Cadet Force

ACMD

Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

ACOP

Association of Chief Officers of Probation

ACPO

Association of Chief Police Officers

ACPOD

Association of Chief Police Officers’ Drivers

ACPO IM

ACPO Information Management

ACPOS

ACPO of Scotland

ACRO

ACPO Criminal Records Office

ACSO

Accredited Community Support Officer

ADABAS

Adaptable DAta BAse System. Manages the PNC database

ADP

Automatic Data Processing

ADR

Alternative Dispute Resolution

AES

Advanced Encryption Standard

AFO

Authorized Firearms Officer

AG

Advocate General

A‐G

Attorney‐General

AIO

Ambulance Incident Officer

ALARP

As Low as Reliably Practicable

ALG

Association of London Governments

AML

Anti‐Money Laundering

ANPR

Automatic Number Plate Recognition

APA

1. Army Prosecuting Authority

2. Association of Police Authorities (now defunct)

APCC

Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

ARA

Assets Recovery Agency

ARCA

Asbestos Removal Contractors' Association

ARV

Armed Response Vehicle

ASA

Ambulance Service Association

ASAC

ACPO Strategic Advice Centre

ASAP

As Soon As Possible

ASBO

Anti‐Social Behaviour Order

ASLEF

Association of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen

ATM

Automatic Teller Machine

ATO

Ammunition Technical Officer

ATOC

Association of Train Operating Companies

AVLS

Automatic Vehicle Location System

AWB

Air Waybill

AWE

Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston

BAA

British Airports Authority

BACS

Bankers' Automated Clearing System

BBC

British Broadcasting Corporation

BBS

Bulletin Board System

BC

Basic Check (vetting)

BCG

Bronze Coordinating Group

BCP

Business Continuity Planning

BCS

British Crime Survey

BCU

Basic Command Unit

BDE

Brigade

BID

1. Burglary in Dwelling

2. Brought in Dead (alternative to DOA)

BIOS

1. Basic Input/Output System

2. Basic Integrated Operating System

BIU

Business Information Unit

BoP

Breach of the Peace

BPA

Black Police Association

BRO

Bankruptcy Restriction Order

BSIA

British Security Industry Association

BT

British Telecom

BTP

British Transport Police

BTWC

Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention

BVPI

Best Value Performance Indicator

C

Command Paper (1870–99)

CA

Court of Appeal

CAA

Civil Aviation Authority

CAB

Criminal Assets Bureau

CAC

Central Ambulance Control

CACJ

Central American Court of Justice

CAD

1. Communities Against Drugs

2. Computer Aided Despatch

CAFCASS

Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

C&C

Command and Control

CAP

Common Approach Path

CARIN

Camden Assets Recovery Inter‐Agency Network

CARMS

Computer Aided Resource Management System

CAT

Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

CATCHEM

Centralized Analytical Team Collating Homicide Expertise Management

CBD

Chemical and Biological Defence, Porton Down

(CB)IED

(Chemical or Biological) Improvised Explosive Device

CBM

Confidence Building Measures

CBRN

Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear

CC

Crown Court

CCA

Comparative Case Analysis

CC&C

Command, Control, and Communication

CCC

1. Central Criminal Court

2. Central Command Complex

3. Colour Change Chemistry

detection method for CWAs

4. Civil Contingencies Committees

5. Customs Cooperation Council

6. Community Customs Code

CCC(CBRN)

Sub‐Committee on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Consequence Management

CCC(LR)

Sub‐Committee on London Resilience

CCC(P)

Civil Contingencies Committee, Policy

CCC(UK)

Sub‐Committee on UK Resilience

CCCG

Chief Constable's Co‐coordinating Group (Strategic Group)

CCC‐IR

Central Command Complex Information Room, New Scotland Yard

CCC‐SOR

Special Operations Room, New Scotland Yard

CCDC

Consultant in Communicable Disease Control

CCF

Combined Cadet Force

CCMF

Criminal Case Management Framework

CCMP

Criminal Case Management Programme

CCO

Casualty Clearing Officer

CCRC

Criminal Cases Review Commission

CCRF

Civil Contingencies Reaction Force

CCS

1. Casualty Clearing Station

2. Civil Contingencies Secretariat

CCTV

Closed-Circuit Television

CCU

Computer Crime Unit

CCV

Command and Control Vehicle

Cd

Command Paper (1900–18)

CDF

Channel Data Format

CDI

Child Dependency Increase

CDRP

Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships

CDS

Criminal Defence Service

CEC

Commission for Environmental Cooperation

CEGB

Central Electricity Generating Board

CEHR

Commission for Equality and Human Rights

CEMA

Customs and Excise Management Act 1979

CENTREX

Central Police Training and Development Authority, now defunct

CEO

Chief Executive Officer

CEOP

Child Exploitation and Online Protection

CEP

Civil Evasion Penalty

CEPU

Central Emergency Planning Unit

CERD

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

CESG

Communications‐Electronic Security Group

CETF

Confiscation Enforcement Task Force

CFI

Court of First Instance

CFSP

Common Foreign and Security Policy

CGT

Criminal Geographic Targeting

CHAPS

1. Chemical Hazards and Poisons (part of the HPA)

2. Clearing House Automated Payment System

CHAS

Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme

CHI

Commission for Health Improvement

CHIS

Covert Human Intelligence Source

CIC

Coalition Information Centre

CICA

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

CICFA

Concerted Inter‐Agency Criminal Finances Action Group

CID

Criminal Investigation Department

CIDTP

Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

CIMAH

Control of Industrial Major Accident Hazard

CIMIC

Civil Military Cooperation

CIRS

Chemical Incident Response Service

CISA

Schengen Implementing Convention

CITOPS

Customs and International Trade Operations

CJA

Criminal Justice Act

CJB

Criminal Justice Board

CJCSA

Criminal Justice Court Service Act

CJIT

Criminal Justice Information Technology

CJS

1. Criminal Justice Support

2. Criminal Justice System

CJSB

Central Jury Summoning Bureau

CJU

Criminal Justice Unit

CJX

Criminal Justice Extranet

CLI

Call Line Identification

CLO

Crime Liaison Officer

CLS

Community Legal Service

CM

Capability Management

Cm

Command Paper (1986– )

CMB

Central Media Brief

CMC

Computer-Mediated Communication

Cmd

Command Paper (1919–56)

CMLO

Consequence Management Liaison Officer

Cmnd

Command Paper (1957–86)

CMO

Chief Medical Officer

CMOS

Complementary Metal‐Oxide Semi‐Conductant

CMR

Convention Marchandises Routiers

CMT

Crisis Management Team

CNCD

Consignment Note and Customs Declaration

CNI

Critical National Infrastructure

CNN

Cable News Network

CNP

Card‐Not‐Present

CO

1. Cabinet Office

2. Commanding Officer

COBR (COBRA)

Cabinet Office Briefing Room

CODIS

Combined DNA Indexing System

COG

Chief Officer Group

COI

Central Office of Information

COLP

City of London Police

COMAH

Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations

COPFS

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

CorDM

Corporate Data Model

COS

Crime Operational Support

COSHH

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

COSLA

Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

COY

Company

CPA

1. Child Protection Agency

2. Crime Pattern Analysis

CPIA

Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act

CPO

1. Case Progression Officer

2. Chief Petty Officer (RN)

3. Crime Prevention Officer

CPR

1. Cardio‐Pulmonary Resuscitation

2. Civil Procedure Rules

3. Criminal Procedure Rules

CPS

Crown Prosecution Service

CPTDA

Central Police Training and Development Authority

CPU

1. Central Processing Unit

2. Child Protection Unit

CRB

Criminal Records Bureau (now defunct, subsumed under DBS)

CRCA

Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005

CRFP

Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners

CRISP

Cross Region Information Sharing Project

CRO

Criminal Record Office

CRU

Civil Recovery Unit

CS

Incapacitating agent

CsCDC

Consultants in Communicable Disease Control

CSCE

Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe

CSF

Cerebrospinal Fluid

CSI

1. Crime Scene Investigator

2. Centralized System Information

CSIA

Central Sponsor for Information Assurance

CSM

Crime Scene Manager

CSO

Community Support Officer

CSP

Communication Service Provider

CT

Constitutional Treaty (EU)

CTLR

Channel Tunnel Rail Link

CTM

Community Trade Mark

CTO

Central Ticket Office

CVA

Cerebrovascular Accident

CW

Chemical Weapons

CWA

Chemical Warfare Agent

DAC

Deputy Assistant Commissioner (MPS)

DAF

Data Acquisition Facility

D&I

Drunk and Incapable

DAT

Drugs Action Team

DBS

Disclosure and Barring Service

DC

Detective Constable

DCA

Department of Constitutional Affairs

D‐Cable

Digital Cable

DCI

Detective Chief Inspector

DCMS

Department for Culture, Media, and Sport

DCS

Detective Chief Superintendent

DDoS

Distributor Denial of Service Attack

DDT

Digital Data Transmitter

DEFRA

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

DES

Data Encryption Standard

DfES

Department for Education and Skills

DfT

Department for Transport

DG

Directorate General (EU)

DGN

Dangerous Goods Note

DH

Department of Health

DI

Detective Inspector

DIA

Diffuse Axonal Injury

DIC

1. Driver Improvement Course

2. Drunk in Charge

DIO

1. Divisional Intelligence Officer

2. Drugs Intelligence Officer

3. Duty Intelligence Officer

DLO

Drug Liaison Officer

DLR

Docklands Light Railway

DMS

Defence Medical Services

DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid

DOA

Dead on Arrival

DoB

Date of Birth

DoH

Department of Health

DOP(IT)

Defence and Overseas Policy

Sub‐Committee on International Terrorism

DoS

Denial of Service Attack

DP

Detained Person

DPA

1. Data Protection Act

2. Deferred Prosecution Arrangements

DPH

Director Public Health

DPO

Documentary Proof of Origin

DPP

Director of Public Prosecutions

DPTC

Disabled Person's Tax Credit

DRCP

Director of Revenue and Customs Prosecutions

DRS

1. Direct Rail Services

2. Disaster Recovery System

3. Driver Rectification Scheme

DS

Detective Sergeant

D‐Sat

Digital Satellite

DSE

Display screen equipment

DSL

Digital Subscriber Line

DSP

Director of Service Prosecutions

DsPH

Directors of Public Health

Dstl

Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down

D/Supt

Detective Superintendent

DTI

Department of Trade and Industry

DTO

Detention and Training Order

DTP

Digital TV Project

DTT

Digital Terrestrial Television

DTV

Digital Television

DV

Developed Vetting

DVD/DVD‐R

Digital Versatile Disc/Digital Versatile Disc Recordable

DVI

Disaster Victim Identification

DVLA

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

DVPN

Domestic Violence Protection Notice

DVPO

Domestic Violence Protection Order

DVSA

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

DWP

Department of Work and Pensions

EAH

Early Administrative Hearing

EAT

Employment Appeal Tribunal

EAW

European Arrest Warrant

EBM

Evidential Breath Machine

EC

European Community

ECB

European Central Bank

ECG

Electrocardiogram

ECHR

European Convention on Human Rights

ECI

Enhanced Cognitive Interview

ECJ

European Court of Justice

ECMA

1. European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters 1959

2. European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European Union 2000

ECN

Emergency Communications Network

ECSC

European Coal and Steel Community

ECSR

European Committee of Social Rights

ECtHR

European Court of Human Rights

ECU

European Currency Unit (Euro)

EDC

European Defence Community

EDI

Electronic Data Interchange

EDU

Europol Drugs Unit

EEA

European Economic Area

EEC

European Economic Community

EEG

Electroencephalogram

EFP

European Firearms Permit

EFQM

European Foundation for Quality Management

EFS

Encrypted File System (Microsoft)

EFTA

European Free Trade Association

EFTPOS

Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale

EGT

Evidence Gathering Team

EHO

Environmental Health Officer

EIR

Equipment Identity Register

EKP

Economic Key Points

ELO

Europol Liaison Officers

ELVIS

Easy Link Vehicle Information System

EMS

European Monetary System

EMU

European Monetary Union

EN

Euro Norm

EOC

Emergency Operation Centre

EOD

Explosives Ordnance Disposal

EP

Emergency Planning

EPC

Emergency Planning College

EPCU

Emergency Planning Coordination Unit

EPIC

Emergency Procedures Information Centre (British Airways)

EPLO

Emergency Planning Liaison Officer

EPO

Emergency Planning Officer

EPS

European Passenger Services (Eurostar)

EPU

Emergency Planning Unit

ERDF

European Regional Development Fund

ESA

1. EFTA Surveillance Authority

2. Environmental Services Association

ESC

European Social Charter

ESE

Electronic Security Environment

ESDA

Electrostatic Detection Apparatus

ESLA

Electrostatic Lifting Apparatus

ET

Employment Tribunal

ETMP

Effective Trial Management Programme

EU

European Union

Euratom

European Atomic Energy Community

EUROPOL

European Police Office

EWS

English, Welsh, and Scottish Railways

FAC

Firearms Certificate

FANY

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry

FATF

Financial Action Task Force

FBO

Football Banning Order

FBOA

Football Banning Order Authority

FCA

Financial Conduct Authority

FCO

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

FCP

Forward Control Point

FDR

Firearms Discharge Residue

FEL

Forensic Explosives Laboratory

FIB

Force Intelligence Bureau

FIELD

Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development

FIM

Force Incident Manager

FIND

Facial Image National Database

FIO

1. Field Intelligence Officer

2. Force Intelligence Officer

FIU

1. Financial Investigation Unit

2. Force Intelligence Unit

FLINTS

Forensic‐Led Intelligence System

FLO

1. Family Liaison Officer

2. Football Liaison Officer

FMC

Forward Military Commander

FME

Forensic Medical Examiner

FMEA

Failure Mode and Effect Analysis

FOIA

Freedom of Information Act

FPN

Fixed Penalty Notice

FPT

Family Protection Team

FSA

1. Financial Services Authority

2. Food Standards Agency

3. Football Supporters Association

FSC

1. Financial Securities Centre

2. Forward Scientific Controller

FSS

Forensic Science Service

FSSoc

Forensic Science Society

FTA

1. Failed to Appear

2. Freight Transport Association

FTS

Failed to Stop

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GB

Great Britain

GBH

Grievous Bodily Harm

GCG

Gold Coordinating Group

GCHQ

Government Communications Headquarters

GCS

Glasgow Coma Scale

GEMAC

Greeting, Explanation, Mutual Activity, and Close

GICS

Government Information Communications Service: part of the Cabinet Office

GIF

Graphics Interchange Format

GIS

Geographical Information System

GLA

Greater London Authority

GLO

Government Liaison Officer

GLT

Government Liaison Team: link between strategic decision‐making by the GCG and COBR

GMC

General Medical Council

GNER

Great North Eastern Railway

GNN

Government News Network

GO

Government Offices

GOE

Government Office for the East of England

GOEM

Government Office for the East Midlands

GOL

Government Office for London

GONE

Government Office for the North East

GONW

Government Office for the North West

GORs

Government Offices in the Regions

GOSE

Government Office for the South East

GOSW

Government Office for the South West

GOWM

Government Office for the West Midlands

GOYH

Government Office for Yorkshire and Humberside

GP

General Practitioner

GPA

Gay Police Association (formerly LAGPA)

GPMS

Government Protective Marking System

GPR

Ground Penetrating Radar

GPRS

General Packet Radio System, often referred to as 2.5 Generation

GPS

Global Positioning System

GSI

Government Secure Intranet

GT

New Scotland Yard Major Incident Room

GTPS

Government Telephone Preference Scheme: landline priority access protocols

HA

Health Authority

HAT

Housing Action Trust

HAZMAT

Hazardous Materials

HCAER

High Capacity Egress and Access Routes (evacuation routes)

HCEA

High Capacity Emergency Access

HCO

Hydrocarbon Oils

HDC

Home Detention Curfew

HDD

Hard Disk Drive

HDU

High Dependency Unit

HGV

Heavy Goods Vehicle

HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HMCE

Her Majesty's Customs and Excise

HMCS

Her Majesty's Courts Service

HMCTS

Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service

HMIC

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary

HMIP

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons

HMP

Her Majesty's Prison

HMRC

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs

HMRI

Her Majesty's Railway Inspectorate

HMSO

Her Majesty's Stationery Office

HMT

Her Majesty's Treasury

HO

Home Office

HOLAB

Home Office Laboratory Form

HOLMES

Home Office Large Major Enquiry System

HORT/1

Home Office Road Traffic Form 1

HOSDB

Home Office Scientific Development Branch

HOTPU

Home Office Terrorist Prevention Unit

HPA

Health Protection Agency

HPD

High Potential Development

HQ

Headquarters

HQP&SS

Headquarters, Provost and Security Services (RAF Police)

HR

Human Resources

HRC

Human Rights Committee (UN)

HSC

Health and Safety Commission

HSE

Health and Safety Executive

HTTP

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol; the method to transfer or convey information on the World Wide Web

HTTPS

As above, but the S indicates a default port and an additional encryption/authentication layer; used for secure transactions

HUMINT

Human Intelligence

IAHR

Inter‐American Commission on Human Rights

IATA

International Air Transport Association

IBDS

Integrated Biological Detection Systems

IC

1. Identification Code

2. Information Commissioner

ICC

International Criminal Court

ICC Court

International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce

ICD

Inland Clearance Depot

ICF

Integrated Competency Framework

ICJ

International Court of Justice

ICJS

Integrated Criminal Justice System

ICPC

International Child Protection Certificate

ICPO

International Criminal Police Organization

ICRP

International Commission on Radiological Protection

ICT

Information and Communications Technology

ICTR

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

ICTY

International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia

ICU

Intensive Care Unit

IDENT1

Platform to support wider identification capabilities, including the national automated fingerprint and palm print identification service

IECC

Integrated Electronic Control Centre

IED

Improvised Explosive Device

IEM

Integrated Emergency Management

IGC

Intergovernmental Conference

IHCF

Industry Hot Card File

IHD

Ischaemic Heart Disease

ILC

International Law Commission

ILO

1. Inter‐Agency Liaison Officer

2. International Labour Organization

IMB

Independent Monitoring Boards

IMPACT

Intelligence Management Prioritization Analysis Coordination and Tasking

IMS

1. Industrial Methylated Spirits

2. Information Management Strategy

IND

Immigration and Nationality Directorate

Int Corps

Army Intelligence Corps

INTERIGHTS

International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights

Interpol

International Criminal Police Organization

INTSUM

Intelligence Summary

IO

Investigating Officer

IPA

International Police Association

IPCC

Independent Police Complaints Commission

IPE

Individual Protective Equipment

IPT

Integrated Project Team

IPV6

Internet Protocol Version Six

IR

1. Infra-Red

2. Inland Revenue

IRB

Incident Report Book

IS/IT

Information System and Information Technology

ISS

Information Systems Strategy

ISSP

Intensive Supervision and Support Programme

ISS4PS

Information Systems Strategy for the Police Service

IT/IM

Information Technology/Information Management

ITLOS

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

IVF

In Vitro Fertilization

JARD

Joint Asset Recovery Database

JCE

Justices' Chief Executive

JESCC

Joint Emergency Services Control Centre

JESIP

Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme

JHA

Justice and Home Affairs (EU)

JHAC

Joint Health Advisory Cell

JIC

Joint Intelligence Committee

JIG

Joint Intelligence Group

JIO

Joint Intelligence Organization

JMC

Joint Military Commander

JP

Justice of the Peace

JPAT

1. Joint Planning Advisory Team

2. Joint Planning and Assessment Team

JPEG

Joint Photographic Experts Group

JSA

Jobseekers' Allowance

KCPP

Knife Crime Prevention Programme

KPI

Key Performance Indicator

KSI

Killed or Seriously Injured (category of Road Traffic Collision)

LA

Local Authority

LACORS

Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services

LAEPSC

Local Authority Emergency Planning Sub‐Committee

LAGPA

Lesbian and Gay Police Association. Name changed to Gay Police Association in 2001

LALO

Local Authority Liaison Officer

LAN

Local Area Network

LANTERN

Portable Livescan System

LAS

London Ambulance Service

LASPO

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

LCJ

Lord Chief Justice

LCJB

Local Criminal Justice Board

LCN

Low Copy Number

LEC

Local Emergency Centre

LGA

Local Government Association

LGC

Laboratory of the Government Chemist

LGV

Light Goods Vehicle

LHR

London Heathrow

LIBOR

London Interbank Offered Rate

LIO

Local Intelligence Officer

LJ

Lord Justice of Appeal

LLAEPG

London and Local Authority Emergency Planning Group

LMG

Leucomalachite Green

LOR

Letter of Request

LSC

Legal Services Commission

LSD

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

LSP

Local Strategic Partnership

LUL

London Underground Limited

MAA

Mutual Administrative Assistance

MACA

Military Aid to the Civil Authorities

MACC

Military Aid to the Civil Community

MACP

Military Aid to the Civil Power

MAGD

Military Aid to Government Departments

MAIB

Marine Accident Investigation Branch

MAOI

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors

MAPPP

Multi‐Agency Public Protection Panel

MARPLE

Multi‐Agency Rendezvous Points for London Emergencies

MASINT

Measurement and Signature Intelligence

MC

Magistrates' Court

MCA

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

MCC

Magistrates' Courts Committee

MCSI

Magistrates' Courts Service Inspectorate

MCTC

Military Correctional Training Centre

MCV

Mobile Communications Vehicle

MDA

Misuse of Drugs Act

MDAT

Major Disaster Advisory Team

MDMA

Methylenedioxymethamphetamine

MEF

Media Emergency Forum

MEP

Member of the European Parliament

MFH

Missing from Home

MHEG

Multimedia Hypermedia Experts Group

MI

Major Incident

MI5

Security Service (originally Military Intelligence 5)

MI6

Secret Intelligence Service

MICAF

Mobile Industry Crime Action Forum

MIU

Minor Injury Unit

MIRSAP

Major Incident Room Standard Administrative Procedure

MLA

Mutual Legal Assistance

MLAT

Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties

MMU

Media Monitoring Unit

MO

1. Medical Officer

2. Modus Operandi

MoD

Ministry of Defence

MODACE

Management of Disaster and Civil Emergency

MOT

1. Ministry of Transport test for motor vehicles over three years old

2. Ministry of Transport (now Department for Transport)

3. Mode of Trial

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MP

1. Member of Parliament

2. Military Police

MPB

Missing Persons Bureau

MPS

Metropolitan Police Service

MPSOR/GT

Metropolitan Police Special Operations Room: often referred to by its call sign ‘GT’

MR

Master of the Rolls

MRCC

Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (HM Coastguard)

MRSC

Maritime Rescue Sub‐Centre (HM Coastguard)

mtDNA

Mitochondrial DNA

MV

Management Vetting

NACRO

National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders

NACTSO

National Counter Terrorism Security Office

NAFIS

National Automated Fingerprint Identification System

NAI

Non‐Accidental Injury

NAO

National Audit Office

NART

Nuclear Accident Response Team (MoD)

NASS

National Asylum Support Service

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NATS

National Air Traffic Services

NBC

Nuclear, Biological, Chemical

NCA

National Crime Agency

NCC

1. Network Control Centre (LUL)

2. News Coordination Centre

NCCDO

News Coordination Centre Duty Officer

NCTT

National Community Tensions Team

NCEC

National Chemical Emergency Centre

NCIS

National Criminal Intelligence Service

NCOF

National Crime and Operations Faculty

NCPE

National Centre for Policing Excellence

NCS

National Crime Squad

NDPB

Non‐Departmental Public Body

NDS

News Digital Systems

NEBR

Nuclear Emergency Briefing Room

NFA

1. No Fixed Abode

2. No Further Action

NFIU

National Football Intelligence Unit

NFLMS

National Firearms Licensing Management System

NFO

National Fingerprint Office

NGO

Non‐Governmental Organization

NHS

National Health Service

NI

Northern Ireland

NID

National Injuries Database

NIM

National Intelligence Model

NINO

National Insurance Number

NIP

Notice of Intended Prosecution

NIS

National Identification Service

NISCC

National Infrastructure Security Coordination Centre

Nitesun

Searchlight mounted on police helicopters

NJU

National Joint Unit

NMIS

National Management Information System

NOM

National Offender Management

NOMIS

National Offender Management Information System

NOMS

National Offender Management System

NORMACE

North Group mutual assistance plan to meet civil emergencies

NPA

Naval Prosecuting Authority

NPD

National Probation Directorate

NPIA

National Policing Improvement Agency

NPS

National Probation Service

NRF

National Resilience Framework

NRPB

National Radiological Protection Board

NRPSI

National Register of Public Service Interpreters

NSCWIP

National Steering Committee on Warning and Informing the Public

NSPCC

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

NSPIS

National Strategy for Police Information Systems

NSY

New Scotland Yard

NVIS

National Video Identification Strategy

OASys

Offender Assessment System

ODPM

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

OD Sec

Defence and Overseas Secretariat in the Cabinet Office

OFCOM

Office of Communications

OFGEM

Office of Gas and Electricity Markets

OGC

Office of Government Commerce

OLAF

European Anti-Fraud Office

ONS

Office of National Statistics

OPS DO

CCS Operations Centre Duty Officer

OPSI

Office of Public Sector Information (formerly HMSO)

ORR

Office of the Rail Regulator

OSD

Open Systems Direction

OSS

Office for the Supervision of Solicitors

OSU

Operational Standards Unit

PBV

Plea Before Venue

PACE

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

PC

1. Personal Computer

2. Police Constable

3. Privy Council

PCIJ

Permanent Court of International Justice

PCL‐R

Hare Psychopathy Checklist—Revised

PCMH

Plea and Case Management Hearing

PCR

Polymerase Chain Reaction

PCT

Primary Care Trust

PDH

Plea and Directions Hearing

PDS

Public Defender Service

PEP

Politically Exposed Person

PFEW

Police Federation of England and Wales

PFI

Private Funding Initiative

PGP

Pretty Good Privacy: a computer program for the encryption and decryption of data

PI

1. Participating Informant 2. Performance Indicator

PIA

Proved in Absence

PIC

Police Incident Commander

PII

Public Interest Immunity

PIN

Personal Identification Number

PIO

Police Incident Officer

PIR

Police Initial Recruitment

PITO

Police Information Technology Organization

PJCC

Police and Judicial Co-operation in Criminal Matters (EU)

PLA

Port of London Authority

PLC

Public Limited Company

PLP

Press Liaison Point

PLX

Police Local Cross Referencing System

PM

Post‐Mortem

PMBS

Police Main Base Station

PMO

Programme Management Organization

PMR

Private Mobile Radio

PNC

Police National Computer

PND

Penalty Notice for Disorder

PNICC

Police National Information and Coordination Centre

PNN

Police National Network

PNN2

The second implementation of the PNN

PNN3

The third implementation of the PNN

PO

Public Order

POA

Prosecution of Offences Act 1985

POCA

Protection of Children Act

POCC

Proceeds of Crime Centre

POLSA

Police Search Adviser

POP

Problem Oriented Policing

POS

Point of Sale

POT

Prevention of Terrorism

POVA

Protection of Vulnerable Adults

PPAF

Police Performance Assessment Framework

PPE

Personal Protection Equipment

PPO

Prisons and Probation Ombudsman

PPP

Private Public Partnership

PRA

Prudential Regulation Authority

Pro

Provost

PSA

Public Service Agreement

PSD

Professional Standards Department

PSDB

Police Scientific Development Branch (now HOSDB)

PSNI

Police Service of Northern Ireland

PSR

Pipeline Safety Regulation

PSSC

Police Support Staff Council

PSSO

Police Skills and Standards Organisation

PSTN

Public Services Telephone Network

PSU

1. Police Support Unit

2. Professional Standards Unit

PSV

Public Service Vehicle

PTR

Pretrial Review

PTSD

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

PVR

Personal Video Recorder

PYO

Persistent Young Offender

QAM

Quadrature Amplitude Modulation

QBD

Queen's Bench Division

QC

Queen's Counsel

QCA

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

QGM

Queen's Gallantry Medal

QMV

Qualified Majority Voting

QPM

Queen's Police Medal

QUEST

Query Using Extended Search Techniques; a PNC application to identify criminal records from partial descriptive details

R

1. Regina

2. Rex

RA

Risk Assessment

RAF

1. Recovered Assets Fund

2. Royal Air Force

RAIF

Recovered Assets Incentivization Fund

RART

Regional Asset Recovery Team

RAS

Radioactive Substances Division (DEFRA)

RAYNET

Radio Amateurs Emergency Network

RCCC

Regional Civil Contingencies Committee (GCG)

RCI

Revenue Control Inspector

RCPO

Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office

RCU

Regional Coordination Unit: part of ODPM

RDPH

Regional Director of Public Health

RDS

Radio Data System

RE

Royal Engineers

Regt

Regiment

REPPIR

Radiation Emergency Preparedness and Public Information Regulations

RFS

Ready for Service

RFTU

Road Fuel Testing Unit

RIDDOR

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations

RIO

Rail Incident Officer

RIPA

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

RMP

Royal Military Police

RN

Royal Navy

RNC

Regional Nominated Co‐ordinator

RO

Recovery Officer

ROA

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act

ROM

Regional Offender Manager

ROSPA

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

ROTI

Record of Taped Interview

ROVI

Record of Video Interview

RPE

Respiratory Protection Equipment

RRD

Regional Resilience Directors

RSHO

Risk of Sexual Harm Order

RSPB

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

R/T

Radio Telephony

RTC

Road Traffic Collision/Crash

RTP

Registered Tobacco Premises

RTRA

Road Traffic Regulation Act

RV

1. Recruitment Vetting

2. Rendezvous

RVP

Rendezvous Point

S

Section

SAMM

Support after Murder and Manslaughter

SAR

1. Search and Rescue

2. Suspicious Activity Report

SARA

Scanning, Analysis, Response, and Assessment

SAS

Special Air Service

SB

Special Branch

SBS

Special Boat Service

SC

Sub‐committee

SCAS

Serious Crime Analysis Section

SCG

Silver Coordinating Group

SCG

Strategic Coordinating Group

SCOSS

Standing Committee on Structural Safety

SEA

Single European Act

SEAQ

Stock Exchange Automated Quotations System

SF

Special Forces

SFO

Serious Fraud Office

SGC

Sentencing Guidelines Council

SIA

Schengen Implementing Agreement

SIB

1. Securities and Investment Board

2. Special Investigation Branch (RMP)

SIDS

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

SIM

Subscriber Identification Module

SIO

Senior Investigating Officer

SIPs

Service Insertion Points

SIS

Schengen Information System

SITREP

Situation Report

Skyshout

Public address system mounted on police helicopters

SLA

Service Level Agreement

SLP

Self‐Loading Pistol

SLR

Self‐Loading Rifle

SMC

Senior Military Commander

SME

Small and Medium‐sized Enterprises

SMG

Sub‐Machine Gun

SMS

Short Message Service

SOC

Specialist Operations Centre

SOCA

Serious and Organised Crime Agency

SOCO

Scenes of Crime Officer

SOCRATES

Integrated scientific support management system

SOFA

Status of Forces Agreement (NATO)

SOIT (officer)

Sexual Offences Investigative Techniques Trained Officer

SOLO

Sexual Offences Liaison Officer

SOPO

Sexual Offences Prevention Order

SPA

Service Prosecuting Authority

SPOC

Single Point of Contact

SQA

Scottish Qualifications Authority

SS

Sections

SSA

Senior Scientific Authority

SSM

Scientific Support Manager

SSN

Standard Shipping Note

SSSI

Site of Special Scientific Interest

STIF

Standard Interface

STO

Specially Trained Officer

SUS

Service Person Under Sentence

TA

1. Tactical Advisor

2. Territorial Army

TAG

Technical Assessment Group, Dstl Chemical and Biological Science

TANU

Traffic Area Network Unit

TDN

The Digital Network

UK DDT Multiplex Operators Organization

TEG‐C

Technology and Equipment Group—Converters subgroup

TETRA

Terrestrial Trunked Radio

TEU(M)

Treaty on European Union (Maastricht)

TFEU

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (Lisbon Treaty)

TFT

Tit for Tat

TIC

Taken into Consideration

TIR

Transports Internationaux Routiers

TPD

Tobacco Products Duty

TPIM

Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures

TPM

Trusted Platform Module

TPU

Terrorism and Protection Unit (Home Office)

TRF

Technical Response Force (specialist military/scientific team)

TWOC

Taking Without Consent

UDHR

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

UK

United Kingdom

UKCA

United Kingdom Central Authority

UKFIU

United Kingdom Financial Intelligence Unit

UKHTC

United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre

UKIS

United Kingdom Immigration Service

UKRP

United Kingdom Resident Permit

UMTS

Universal Mobile Telephone System—3rd generation platform

UN

United Nations

UNCLOS

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

UNHCR

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNICEF

United Nations Children's Fund

UPSA

Unified Police Security Architecture

URL

Uniform Resource Locator

USB

Universal Serial Bus

UTM

Universal Transaction Monitor

UTMV

Unauthorized Taking of a Motor Vehicle = TWOC

UXB

Unexploded Bomb

VAS

Voluntary Aid Service

VASCAR

Visual Average Speed Camera and Recorder

VAT

Value‐Added Tax

VC

Vice Chancellor

VCS

Voluntary and Community Sector

VCT

Venture Capital Trust

VDR

Vehicle Defect Rectification

VDU

Visual Display Unit

VIPER

Video Identification Parade Electronic Recording

ViSOR

Violent Offender and Sex Offender Register

VOD

Video on Demand

VODS

Vehicle Online Descriptive Search

VOSA

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

VP/FPO

Vehicle Procedures/Fixed Penalty Office

VRN

1. VAT Registration Number

2. Vehicle Registration Number

VVAPP

Victims of Violence and Abuse Prevention Programme

WAP

Wireless Application Protocol

WCO

World Customs Organization

WFTC

Working Families Tax Credit

WG

Working Group

WNBFB

Warrant Not Backed for Bail

WORM

Write Once Read Many

WRVS

Women's Royal Volunteer Service

WS

Witness Service

WTLS

Wireless Transport Layer Security

WTO

World Trade Organization

WWB

Warrant with Bail

WWW

World Wide Web

XML

Extensible Mark‐up Language

YJB

Youth Justice Board

YOS

Youth Offending Service

YOT

Youth Offending Team

YRO

Youth Rehabilitation Order