Word frequently used by some policemen who lack communication & people-skills and are more concerned with having cool police-gear than with actually doing good old-fashioned police work.

Tactical can also relate/refer to anything with more emphasis on equipment, weapons, defensive-training, & Officer-Safety than on getting out there in the street, knocking on doors, talking to the community, and getting the job done.
"Why's Detective Florentine standing so close and taking notes while interviewing that gang-banger? Dude, that's not tactical."
by goodcop8 November 24, 2007
The idea of taking a crap before you go out to makes sure you dont have to crap in a dingy public bathroom
P1: we should get going now

P2: wait i need to take a tactical first before we leave
by mcniece_racing March 27, 2011
1. A word to define the process of taking a hurried, strategically timed wank with the sole intention of cramming as many 'tacticals' into your day as possible.

2. Can also be used to relieve sexual pressure a short while before a nervously anticipated meeting with a girlfriend or figure of sexual interest.
1.

guy 1: where's Fred?
guy 2: gone for another tactical, my kleenex supply is diminishing at a worrying rate because of that obsessive bastard..

2.

Guy 1. You all set to meet Juliet?
Guy 2. What if i get a boner? she's bound to see! she'll never even look at me again!
Guy 1: Alright then, you can take three minutes out on the tram and have a quick tactical but you'll have to be speedy!
by HelvedSnooty April 13, 2012
Having a wank in between conversations
*Ryan asks a question*
*I answer a question*
Ryan goes for a tactical wank while I'm answering his question.
by RaccerC May 25, 2015
The intensity of how tactical a person is being.
the tacticalness of that assassination was off the charts phil!!!!
by Thaddeus Roof January 15, 2010
To overcome a sticky situation using un-orthodox and sometimes extreme techniques.( This term only for use in central california )
That kid was pulling tactics when he broke into the police confiscation storage facility and made off with a grip of yayo!
by JOSH November 13, 2003
The renowned Counter-strike play performed by the equally stunning rR clan. Fearsome and relentless, merciless and frustrating, these skills of play will haunt those who play rR forever.
rR: "Tactics time!"
Some random clan: "Oh noes! Not that again! Anything but that!"
Final Score: rR 209 : Some other clan 2

rR: "Tactics are to be feared."
by Ladholyman May 9, 2005