Here’s a little radio quirk I’ve never understood. It’s not specific to dispatchers or officers. I’ve heard them both do it. Lemme play out a scenario for you…
Either dispatch or an officer is putting out the description of a vehicle. The vehicle is described as a late model Honda four door and it’s “red in color”. Really? In color? What the hell else would it be? Red in shape? Red in texture?
It’s not a big deal. It’s just one of those things that bugs me. Like asking for the next available report number. What else is dispatch going to give you? The report number for next week? Stop being redundant. You’re taking up airtime.
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