Student or Learner
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?
I didnt hear from them yet
"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.
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.