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Author Topic: In American crime novels, what's a BOLO mean?  (Read 2606 times)

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In American crime novels, what's a BOLO mean?
« on: 29 July, 2013, 11:04:57 PM »
All in capitals, just like that. BOLO.

It's something to do with the cops, that's all I can figure out. What does BOLO mean?
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Re: In American crime novels, what's a BOLO mean?
« Reply #1 on: 30 July, 2013, 04:05:30 AM »
Be on the lookout, apparently http://www.allacronyms.com/BOLO

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Re: In American crime novels, what's a BOLO mean?
« Reply #2 on: 30 July, 2013, 07:18:20 AM »

So that's just like putting out an "All Stations Alert" like George used to do in the good old
days when coppers used to speak English then. Ten Four.
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Re: In American crime novels, what's a BOLO mean?
« Reply #3 on: 30 July, 2013, 08:04:16 AM »
Or of course an APB as per Hill Street Blues; the programme with the best opening titles EVER.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rUYZpNh1P4
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Re: In American crime novels, what's a BOLO mean?
« Reply #4 on: 30 July, 2013, 03:53:46 PM »
APB, Heels? All Points Bulletin, right Danno?

Here's a funny(ish) thing...I just had a gander at a list of British Police abbreviations on Wiki.

Not much of interest to report there, except for this little gem....Guess what it means when a police patrol radios in to say they are on a 'Code 99' ?

It's when officers are on their tea break. (Tea break because "99" is a brand of Co-op tea.)

Devilishly creative these boys in blue. They even call their police computer HOLMES...Home Office Large Major Enquiry System. Geddit? Ouch! What will they come up with next?

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Re: In American crime novels, what's a BOLO mean?
« Reply #5 on: 30 July, 2013, 04:41:48 PM »
That's the one, Stavros  :D

I knew about HOLMES, not about the 99 thing though...although I must admit whenever I see a police car on the blues and twos I do tend to remark they must be late for their tea break  :-[