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Talagrim

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When responding to a call a unit can say: "Show me en route". Does it literally mean to show the way?
 
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No. Police departments need to keep track of each unit to know where they are and who is available to respond to a new call.
"Show me en route" means that the dispatcher should know that he/she is going to to a call and will not be available for any other call(s).​
 

Charlie Bernstein

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Yes. It sounds odd, doesn't it? That's because it's short for "Show in your log that I'm now en route to the location we're discussing."
 

Tdol

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A lot of specialised professional language looks odd to outsiders. I would not have got the meaning without the context.
 

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This bit is short for Show me as "en route".
 

Tdol

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Where would we be without search engines?
 

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Where would we be without search engines?

Reminds me of a joke from the Edinburgh Festival a few years ago - "Sat navs. Where would we be without them?" :lol:
 

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Mind you, the one about crime in multi-storey carparks being wrong on so many levels beats it.
 
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