CHIS explained – and all the Line of Duty acronyms you’ll need for season 6

CHIS explained – and all the Line of Duty acronyms you’ll need for season 6

BBC’s Line of Duty returned to our screens on Sunday night for season six – but many fans were left confused by the language.

Line of Duty fans will be aware that mind-boggling acronyms are a normal part of police-speak – but it doesn’t make it any less confusing.

During the first episode of season six, fans took to Twitter to ask what CHIS stands for – as it was used very often throughout the programme.

One person wrote: “Be Honest. You Googled CHIS in the middle.”

Another wrote: “So, I guess Series 6 of Line of Duty means we’re all ready to collectively ask… What on earth is a CHIS?”.

But if you want to stay on top of things for the next few weeks, it’s not just CHIS you’ll need to know the meaning of.

There are several acronyms which may have you reaching for Google in the next few weeks.

So here we explain the meaning of CHIS – and all other Line of Duty acronyms you’ll need for season 6.

Line of Duty season 6 acronyms

  • CHIS: Covert Human Intelligence Source

This means a person who establishes or maintains a personal or other relationship with someone for covert purposes.

These undercover agents have been instrumental in foiling serious attacks and unmasking drug gangs.

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Here are some other acronyms you may hear throughout the series.

  • AC-12 – The Anti-Corruption team number 12
  • AIO – All in Order
  • ARU – Armed Response Unit
  • B&E – Breaking and Entering
  • CC – Chief Constable
  • CID – Criminal Investigation Department
  • CPS – Crown Prosecution Service
  • DC – Detective Constable
  • DCC – Deputy Chief Constable
  • DCI – Detective Chief Inspector
  • DCS – Detective Chief Superintendent
  • Det Supt – Detective Superintendent
  • DI – Detective Inspector
  • DIR – Digital Interview Recorder
  • DS – Detective Sergeant
  • FARS – Fire and Rescue Service
  • FC – Forensic Coordinator
  • K9 – Dog unit

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  • IRV – Incident Response Vehicle
  • MOE – Method of Entry
  • MoPI – Management of Police Information
  • MPU – Missing Persons Unit
  • Obvs/Obbo – Observations
  • OCG – Organised Crime Group
  • OCU – Undercover officer
  • OIC – Officer in Charge
  • OP – Observation Point
  • PR – Police Regulations
  • PNC – Police National Computer
  • RTC – Road Traffic Collision
  • SCG – Serious Crime Group
  • SitRep – Situation report
  • TA/TOA – Time of arrival
  • Visuals – What’s in sight for officers

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