I’ve recently run into some police ranks or designations that are both unfamiliar and peculiarly hard to find in online searches. (What, are they secret or something?)
The first is DFC. In the short bio of a former Florida cop who moved to a nearby town, it says he was a DFC. Photos show him in a plain green uniform. So… detective first class?
The second is on the series Arrow, where a character was plainclothes detective busted to a beat. They still refer to him as “detective,” but I thought that might be a habit or courtesy… until I saw his nameplate and it reads “DFE Lance.”
So what’s either a DFC or a DFE?