AFTER a two year wait, fans were thrilled when Line Of Duty returned to our screens complete with the usual cop jargon.
But one acronym in particular – CHIS – left viewers especially baffled as they watched detectives delve into another murder mystery.
Line Of Duty is back and packed with cop jargonCredit: BBC
What is the meaning of CHIS in Line of Duty?
Soon, the term “jizz” was trending on the site as many thought they were hearing the slang word for semen.
The confusion was so widespread the BBC voiceover took it upon herself to clarify the acronym as the end credits rolled.
One viewer joked: “#LineOfDuty new drinking game. Drink every time someone on Line of Duty says chis.”
But CHIS actually stands for Covert Human Intelligence Sources – in other words, an informant who establishes or maintains a personal or other relationship with another person for the covert purpose.
Acronyms in Line Of Duty explained
Here are the meanings of key terms used by characters explained to save you searching on Google:
AC-12 – Anti-Corruption Unit 12: A dedicated unit that holds responsibility for investigating corruption within the police force.
AFO – Authorised Firearms Officer: An officer who has been authorised, and has been trained, to carry and use firearms
ANPR – Automatic Number Plate Recognition: Technology that uses optical character recognition on images to read vehicle registration plates to create vehicle location data
ARV – Armed Response Vehicle: Used by AFOs to respond to incidents that are believed to involved firearms as they have been adapted to accommodate specialist equipment
CHIS – Covert Human Intelligence Sources: An informant, often undercover agents who prevent the worst types of crimes — terrorism, drug dealing, gun crime and child sexual exploitation
DIR – Digital Interview Recording: A device used to record police interviews
FI – Forensic Investigator: Someone who gathers and preserves physical evidence at a crime scene to be examined
IP Address – Internet Protocol address: A numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses Internet Protocol for communication
IOPC – Independent Officer for Police Conduct: A non-departmental public body in England and Wales which is responsible for overseeing the system for handling complaints made aginst forces
IR – Incident Report: A formal recording of facts that relate to an incident
MOPI – Management of Police Information: Principles that provide a way of balancing proportionality and necessity that are central to effective police information management
OCG – Organised Crime Group: Serious crime planned, coordinated and conducted by a group of people working together
PACE – Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984: A code of practice that regulates police powers and protects public rights
REG 15 – A regulation 15 notice: Notice that advises an officer that a complaint has been made or a conduct matter has come to light that warrants an investigation
RIPA – Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000: Regulates the power of public bodies to carry of investigation and surveillance, and covers interception of communication
RTC – Road Traffic Collision: A crash between vehicles
SFC – Strategic Firearms Commander: The person who has overall strategic command of firearms operations, with responsibility and accountability for directions given
TFC – Tactical Firearms Officer: Someone who provides guidance on the appropriate use of different tactical operations
UCO – Undercover Operative: A method used by law enforcement and intelligent agencies whereby officers where civilian clothes to “fit in” and avoid detection
VPN – Virtual Private Network: The extension of a private network that includes links across a public or shared networks, such as the internet