Posted by Shae on May 02, 2003
In Reply to: Two more posted by Miri Barak on May 02, 2003
: Again from "crime scene investigation"
: 1. one policeman asks another to take notes for him because he is going to be sick and she tells him:
: "I got it, go get some fresh air. I heard it on the scanner. A quadruple. Figured you'd might need a hand.
: my question: what does she means by qudruple, is it the voice intensified four times, on the scanner?
: 2. the chief tells his policewoman "Call dispatch, you tell my entire graveyard shift that I want them here ASAP, no exceptions."
: I wanted to know the meaning of "call dispatch". does it mean to announce immediatly, maybe on the scanner?
: Thank you very much beforehand!
1. 'Quadruple' means 'quadruple murder,' i.e., there were four bodies. Two bodies would be a double murder.
2. 'Call dispatch,' in this instance, means 'call headquarters.' He wants the entire night shift (graveyard shift) sent to the scene of the crime immediately. That's my understanding.