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Rufus Coppertop
04-11-2013, 07:35 PM
QUESTION RESOLVED


On police shows you often have a detective requisitioning case notes or a piece of evidence from the evidence locker.

Is there a special name for the gap in the security screen at the counter where the stuff gets passed through?

jmare
04-11-2013, 08:31 PM
Slot?

It's possible there might be a special term for it, but I think you might be over-thinking it a bit.

After googling teller windows, a company that sells them calls them deal trays. So, I think if you just use slot or tray you'll be fine.

After more googling, it appears that deal tray is the term you're looking for. But I honestly don't think it adds that much by being so specific. Pretty sure slot, tray, or drawer will get the meaning across.

Hopefully this helps.

thothguard51
04-11-2013, 08:33 PM
pass thru...

WeaselFire
04-11-2013, 08:51 PM
Is there a special name for the gap in the security screen at the counter where the stuff gets passed through?
Is that detail important? It sure isn't for any cops.

Jeff

Rufus Coppertop
04-11-2013, 09:15 PM
Is that detail important? It sure isn't for any cops.

JeffActually, no. It's not. I'm going to go with slot.



Slot?

It's possible there might be a special term for it, but I think you might be over-thinking it a bit. Over-thinking it is exactly what I was doing. :rant:

Thanks guys.

Hendo
04-13-2013, 04:36 AM
I know it says resolved but I'd just like to say we never called it anything in particular. We would just tell people to pass it under the window. It was the same in all three of the places where I worked.
(I was a hospital security guard then a police dispatcher for a year before becoming a police officer in a different department.)