Why are police called 12?

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  1. SilentMagenta profile image75
    SilentMagentaposted 5 years ago

    Why are police called 12?

    In rap music police are called 12.

  2. lisavollrath profile image91
    lisavollrathposted 5 years ago

    It's from the radio call 10-12, which means that visitors are present, so be discrete.

    1. SilentMagenta profile image75
      SilentMagentaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Omg I wanted 9+1+1 to equal 12 so bad I was to confused

    2. alaamiahclean profile image62
      alaamiahcleanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      hey Lisa Vollrath
      Looking forward to reading more. Great Answer
      .Really looking forward to read more.

    3. profile image51
      charles3dickensposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      No, the police code 10-12 means to stand by (wait) <personal attack snipped>. The reason behind cops to be called 12 is because a cops job is to take you to take you to trial by 12 of your peers that's the gangsta shit people like.

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    sheilamyersposted 5 years ago

    Interesting question and answer. I thought it was related to that old tv show Adam 12 until I looked it up and found the answer Lisa gave.

    1. lisavollrath profile image91
      lisavollrathposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Honestly, that was my first guess, too.

    2. Jeff Martin1 profile image89
      Jeff Martin1posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      This was my first guess, as well. I love Adam 12.

  4. Jordan Cryme profile image60
    Jordan Crymeposted 2 years ago

    I never actually heard police being called 12, but it's cool to know this.

    1. Tim Truzy info4u profile image98
      Tim Truzy info4uposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      This is new to me. I've always heard (and still do) police referred to as "five-oh," from the show "Hawaii 50." I called them police officers. But since I worked with youngsters often, it's good to know what they are talking about sometimes.

      1. gmwilliams profile image85
        gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Never heard of this before-the police being called 12.  When I was growing up, the police were called 50. 12, that's a NEW one.


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