When using the radio it is important to keep the radio traffic to a minimum, so s series of numeric codes was devised. Please note that these codes are not 100% universal. Also keep in mind that sometimes the 10, or the 11 will be dropped from the code to minimize on the air time. (Example: I need a 27 on John Smith = I need to know John Smith's driver's license info 10-27. Also keep in mind that sometimes these codes are joined together with other codes to make a sentence shorter.

    900 CODES:
  • 900 Radio Silence
  • 901 Accident
  • 904 Message Received
  • 908 Out of Service
  • 909 In Service
  • 910 Prowler
  • 910A Prowler (Still on Scene)
  • 911 Vehicle Stop
  • 912 Suspicious Person
  • 916 Domestic
  • 918 Person Screaming for Help
  • 922 Drunk Person
  • 923 Stand By
  • 924 Go to Station
  • 926 Your Location
  • 927 Repeat Your Last Transmission
  • 935 Registration Inquiry
  • 936 Stolen Vehicle Inquiry
  • 937 Wanted Person Inquiry
  • 938 Cancel
  • 939 Wanted Use Caution
  • 940 Meet Officer At...
  • 945 Ambulance Needed
  • 946 Tow Truck Needed
  • 947 Fire Truck Needed
  • 950 Take a Report
  • 971 Be On the Look Out (for)
  • 999 Officer Needs HELP

    10 CODES:
  • ------X Signifies a Female Is Involved
  • 10-1 Receiving Poorly
  • 10-2 Receiving well
  • 10-3 Radio Check
  • 10-4 Message Received
  • 10-6 Busy
  • 10-7 Out of Service
  • 10-8 In Service
  • 10-9 Repeat Last Message
  • 10-10 Off Duty
  • 10-11 Send Back up
  • 10-15 Prisoner
  • 10-15X Female Prisoner
  • 10-18 Report Information Needed
  • 10-19 Go to Station
  • 10-20 Location
  • 10-21 Phone Call
  • 10-22 Cancel Last Message
  • 10-23 Stand By
  • 10-27 Check License Status
  • 10-28 Check Registration Status
  • 10-29 Check For Warrants / Wants
  • 10-33 EMERGENCY RADIO TRAFFIC ONLY
  • 10-34 Cancel 10-33
  • 10-36 Confidential Information Follows
  • 10-36 A USE CAUTION Suspect has AIDS or other dangerous disease
  • 10-36 M Suspect Has A Misdemeanor Warrant
  • 10-36 F Suspect Has Felony Warrant
  • 10-97 Arriving at Assignment
  • 10-98 Assignment Complete

    11 CODES:
  • 11-10 Take a Report
  • 11-19 Permission to come to Station
  • 11-41 Ambulance Needed
  • 11-44 Dead Body (either human or animal)
  • 11-55 Suspicious Vehicle
  • 11-57 Suspicious Person
  • 11-48 Provide Transportation
  • 11-80 Accident with Major Injuries
  • 11-81 Accident with Minor Injuries
  • 11-82 Accident with Property Damage
  • 11-83 Accident No Details
  • 11-85 Tow Truck Needed
  • 11-98 Meet Officer At....
  • 11-99 OFFICER IN DANGER, NEED HELP NOW!!!

    STANDARD 10 CODES LISTED ABOVE EXCEPT FOR:
  • 10-11 Give FCC Mobile ID
  • 10-30 Improper Use Of Radio
  • 10-31 Attempt Suicide
  • 10-35 Back Up Unit At Once
  • 10-36 Confidential Information
  • 10-36A Subject Maybe Armed Use Caution
  • 10-36M Person May Have Misdemeanor Warrant
  • 10-36F Person May Have Felony Warrant
  • 10-37 Correct Time
  • 11-27 Check Driver's License
  • 11-66 Traffic Signal Not Working
  • 11-86 Bomb Threat
  • 11-87 Bomb Found

    ACRONYM CODES:
  • A.D.W. Assault With A Deadly Weapon
  • A.K.A. Also Known As
  • A.O.D. Assist Another Department
  • B.A. Burglar Alarm
  • B.A.C. Blood Alcohol Content
  • B & E Breaking and Entering (Not Normally Used anymore, see Burglary)
  • B.O.L. Be On the Lookout (for)
  • B.O.P. Bureau of Prisons (Federal)
  • C.A.D. Computer Aided Dispatching
  • C.C.W. Carry Concealed Weapon (permit)
  • C.H.P. California Highway Patrol (Chipie)
  • C.L.E.T.S. California Law Enforcement
  • Telecommunication System (Statewide computer data base to check for active warrants, stolen property, license status, and restraining orders.)
  • C.O.N. Call of Nature (bathroom break)
  • C.V.C. California Vehicle Code (V.C.)
  • C.P. Command Post
  • C.R.A.S.H. Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (former LAPD anti-gang team)
  • C.Y.A. California Youth Authority / Cover your @$$
  • D.O.A. Dead On Arrival
  • D.O.B. Date of Birth
  • D.O.J. Department of Justice
  • D.L. Driver's License
  • D.P.S. Department of Public Safety
  • D.U.I. Driving Under the Influence
  • D.W.I. Driving while intoxicated (no longer used see DUI)
  • E.M.T. Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic)
  • E.O.W. End of Watch (date of death or off duty)
  • E.P.O. Emergency Protection Order (Emergency Restraining Order)
  • E.T.A. Estimated Time of Arrival
  • F.I. Field Interview / Field Interrogation
  • F.L.I.R. Forward Looking InfraRed (A device used to "see" heat rather then light)
  • F.S.T. Field Sobertiy Test
  • F.T.A. Failure to Appear (in court)
  • F.Y.I. For Your Information
  • G.B.H. Great Bodily Harm
  • G.B.I. Great Bodily Injury
  • G.O.A. Gone On Arrival
  • G.S.W. Gun Shot Wound
  • G.T.A. Grand Theft Auto (Not used officially anymore.)
  • H.B.D. Has Been Drinking (alcohol)
  • H & S Illegal Narcotics / Drugs (refers to the Health and Safety portion of California Law )
  • I.C.C. Incident Command Center
  • M.D.T. Mobile Data Terminal
  • M.O. Method of Operation (the way a person usually does things)
  • M.V.A. Motor Vehicle Accident
  • N.C.I.C. National Crime Information Center (Computer database similar to CLETS except it is on the nationwide level)
  • O.C. Oleoresin Capsicum (pepper spray)
  • O.I.C. Officer In Charge
  • P.A.S. Preliminary Alcohol Screener
  • P.C. Penal Code / Probable Cause
  • P.I.T. Maneuver Pursuit Intervention Technique
  • P.N.O. Planned Non Operation (of motor vehicle)
  • P.O.P. Team Problem Orientated Policing (Usually an anti-gang team)
  • P.O.S.T. Police Office Standards and Training
  • R.O. Registered Owner
  • R.P. Reporting Person
  • S.W.A.T. Special Weapons And Tactics (a.k.a "The guys in the black pajamas)
  • T.A. Traffic Accident
  • T.C. Traffic Collision
  • V.C. Vehicle Code (CVC)

    MISC. CODES, TERMS, and SLANG:
  • Code 1 Respond at your convenience
  • Code 2 Priority Call respond immediately
  • Code 3 Emergency call, respond with lights and siren
  • Code 4 Situation under control,
  • Code 5 Stake out
  • Code 6 Coffee break
  • Code 7 Meal break
  • Code 8 At my residence
  • Code 9 Officer needs assistance
  • Code 30 Riot gear
  • Code 33 EMERGENCY RADIO TRAFFIC ONLY (10-33)
  • Code Blue - Cardiac arrest (Heart Attack)
  • 13-69 - Person that has history of acting like a jerk or resisting officers.
  • Beat - Area an officer is assigned to patrol, and answer calls for service.
  • Burg - Burglary
  • Cite - Citation (ticket)
  • Crank - Refers to the illegal drug methamphtamine (a.k.a. meth, speed, ice)
  • Dime Bag - $10 worth of narcotics
  • Deuce - Drunk
  • Foot pursuit - Chasing suspect on foot
  • Gold Star - Crime suppression team
  • Land Shark - Guard Dog/Viscous Dog
  • Leg Bail - Running away on foot
  • Nickel Bag - $5 worth of narcotics
  • Pending Master File - General means that DMV is holding vehicle registration until person pays fees, or shows proof of insurance to DMV
  • Verbal - Warning
  • Wire - Concealed microphone

The nodeshell was here begging to be written in so I obliged. Similar node is: When having sex with a police officer... but it is not nearly as complete.

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