Hey, I'm doing a short dispatch tape for my firm, and I was wondering how people would punctuate this. The officer is identifying himself at the beginning of saying something to dispatch, like this.. where Watson is Lathrop 15.
Watson: Lathrop 15. Foot pursuit.
Watson: Latrop 15, foot pursuit.
Watson: 15. 10-4.
Watson: 15. I'll take another DR.
I like it with the period, but they gave me a little non official transcript to go with it for the speakers and stuff, and they always comma when they're referring to themselves.
Other question. When dispatch says copy and repeats something, do you comma or period after copy? In the stuff they have there's nothing, just the space.
Watson: White male ...
Dispatch: Copy, white male ...
Dispatch: Copy white male ...