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I'm not looking for 'kiss my ass' answers. I'm just watching a movie and trying to find out and memorize new phrases. I've come across the abbreviation 'KMA' when the policeman informed the dispatcher that a couple of cops had died. He said: 'Two policemen ... KMA'(and nothing else). I couldn't find the meaning of this abbreviation while was surfing the net.

  • Bright is set in a dystopic future Los Angeles. In the LAPD radio code KMA means "end of transmission*. – StoneyB on hiatus Mar 29 '18 at 16:50
  • Ive removed the second question about "jacked-up". Only one question at a time please. You haven't given us a source. What movie? Did you see KMA written or did you hear it? – James K Mar 29 '18 at 16:51
  • I guess I have to ask about 'jacked-up' in a new question, don't I? – Demonex Mar 29 '18 at 17:02
  • Any "Adam 12" fans out there? "1A12. 1A12. See the man about the .... KMA-367". – m_a_s Mar 29 '18 at 17:10
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Bright is set in a dystopic future Los Angeles. In the LAPD radio code KMA means "end of transmission*. – StoneyB

It is short for "Keep me advised"

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  • I would upvote if the OP mentioned the movie Bright in the question. – m_a_s Mar 30 '18 at 13:34
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Since it was a policeman...

"KMA" was the FCC call sign prefix for police frequencies in Los Angeles.

You may want to refer to KMA 367 "An Unofficial History of the Los Angeles Police Department's Communications Division".

Likewise, other departments had other call signs (e.g. "KMG" was for the fire department).

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In the context that was given, I don't think they meant KMA - end transmission. Jakoby was describing the two Officers down. I believe he meant to say KIA - killed in action.

Throughout the rest of the film they reference those Officers as killed, so I believe KIA is what they meant to transmit, but perhaps in the writing misused the acronym.

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