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Why are the police considered 5-0?

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From the original tv show Hawaii five -o

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Street language

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The term 5-0 for the law enforcement came up after the hit show Hawaii five-0. The show focused a fictional division of the state police of Hawaii. The term has been considered a slang term though the police name still remains.

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The TV show took its name from Hawaii becoming the 50th state; thus 5-0.

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