Definitions

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  • An All-Points Bulletin (APB) with information to pick up an individual.

Etymologies

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From "be on the look-out"

Examples

  • Well, basically, we received information, as far as we, the Collier County Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Florida, received information on what we call a BOLO, which is "be on the lookout" for a suspicious vehicle with suspects may be headed to the east coast via I-75, and they may have some terrorist intent in mind, something that would definitely impair domestic security.

    CNN Transcript Sep 13, 2002

  • By seven that night, a statewide all-points-what would become known as a BOLO a few years later-was out on Clayton Blaisdell, Jr.

    Blaze

  • By 5 p.m. -- an hour and a half after Denise was reported missing -- police had the description of a suspect and vehicle, and issued a regional 'BOLO' -- a 'be on the lookout' alert.

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • We put out earlier -- earlier today what is called a BOLO, a be-on-the - lookout order.

    CNN Transcript Jul 15, 2009

  • We put out earlier today what's called a BOLO or "be on the lookout" order and the Orange Beach PD received a call-in tip.

    CNN Transcript Jul 15, 2009

  • This is what's called a BOLO, be on the look out for, and that's something frankly that the law enforcement community welcomes.

    CNN Transcript Feb 12, 2002

  • But again, I want to remind you, what was put out by the FBI last night is called a BOLO, be on the look out.

    CNN Transcript Feb 12, 2002

  • It's called a BOLO alert, which means "be on the look out."

    CNN Transcript Feb 12, 2002

  • This after appeals by neighbors, who had closely documented the comings and goings of residents of the home and even distributed "BOLO" - "be on the lookout" - alerts for felons known to frequent the home.

    The Seattle Times

  • Sources said the FBI alert, known as a BOLO or "Be On Lookout," was sent out at 3: 31 p.m.

    Palestine Blogs aggregator

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