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    #1

    the Chief of Ds is coming down hard on the fives

    ďListen, last week I was diagnosed with cancer. Itís manageable but I have to start treatment immediately. Iím telling you this because Iíll be coming and going more than usual and I donít want any tongues wagging. Oh and before I forget, the Chief of Ds is coming down hard on the fives, or should I say the lack of them. Youíre all big boys and girls so get them done on time.Ē


    what does "fives mean in this context?

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    Re: the Chief of Ds is coming down hard on the fives

    Quote Originally Posted by Adriano_CSI View Post
    ďListen, last week I was diagnosed with cancer. Itís manageable but I have to start treatment immediately. Iím telling you this because Iíll be coming and going more than usual and I donít want any tongues wagging. Oh and before I forget, the Chief of Ds is coming down hard on the fives, or should I say the lack of them. Youíre all big boys and girls so get them done on time.Ē


    what does "fives mean in this context?
    Dear Adriano:

    This is from an episode of Law and Order. It's some kind of police jargon. You might try posting your question to Allthingslawandorder.blogspot.com.

    Petra

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    #3

    Re: the Chief of Ds is coming down hard on the fives

    I didnt hear from them yet

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    Re: the Chief of Ds is coming down hard on the fives

    "Fives" in this context refers to Criminal Incident Reports (the form number for such reports is DD5, which is why they are sometimes referred to as "fives" for short). Every time a detective or law enforcement official interacts with a suspect, he or she is supposed to fill out a DD5 form which lists the time, place and all details of said contact. It is important to have this information on record, but it is also tedious and time-consuming for cops to actually sit down and fill out all the required information, so quite often they don't do it until a superior reminds them to.

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    Re: the Chief of Ds is coming down hard on the fives

    thanks

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    Re: the Chief of Ds is coming down hard on the fives

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    "Fives" in this context refers to Criminal Incident Reports (the form number for such reports is DD5, which is why they are sometimes referred to as "fives" for short). Every time a detective or law enforcement official interacts with a suspect, he or she is supposed to fill out a DD5 form which lists the time, place and all details of said contact. It is important to have this information on record, but it is also tedious and time-consuming for cops to actually sit down and fill out all the required information, so quite often they don't do it until a superior reminds them to.
    Wow! How did you know this?
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    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: the Chief of Ds is coming down hard on the fives

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Wow! How did you know this?
    (I'm impressed!)
    Me too! (When I saw that episode, I assumed from the context that it was some kind of admin thing, but I never thought I'd find out in such detail.)

    b

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