Police 10-x codes

Police 10-x codes

Post by Kyl » Fri, 01 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Hi all,

Does anyone have a list of what the police mean when they say 10-10,
etc.  I know what 10-4 means, but that is about it!  I used to have a
list that I got from a Radio Shack in Vermont, but that was several
years ago and I have lost it.  Someone told me that different police
departments use different codes, but is this true?  

Thanks!

 
 
 

Police 10-x codes

Post by Brian Fe » Sat, 02 Dec 1995 04:00:00



>Does anyone have a list of what the police mean when they say 10-10,
>etc.  I know what 10-4 means, but that is about it!  Someone told me that
>different police departments use different codes, but is this true?  

These codes typically vary from agency to agency depending on where
you live.  They range from 10-1 to 10-99.  Here are some of the most
common.  

10-4    received or copied
10-6    temporarily out of service, usually doing paperwork
10-7    out of service
10-8    in service
10-9    repeat last transmission
10-10   temporarily out of service for a short break
10-15   transporting prisoner
10-19   going to the station
10-20   your location
10-21   telephone call
10-34   meal break  
10-42   your home (typically, the officer might say, "I'll be on a 34
at my 42")
10-60   subject has no warrants
10-61   subject has felony warrant(s)
10-63   subject has misdemeanor warrant(s)
10-97   arrived at destination

Additionally,

220     mental/emotional problems (they will say "subject is acting
very 220")

960     traffic stop (most departments will just use their designator
and say traffic like, "2 boy 5 to radio, traffic"  they will then give
a location, license plate number, and vehicle description.)

961     same as 960 but this one that something is suspicious and they
request another unit for backup.

Code 1  standard response, no rush
Code 2  lights and sirens, life or property in danger
Code 3  generally the same as code 2 but a quicker response.  
Code 4  situation under control
Code 6  Officer need assistance (this is rarely used, normally,
someone will just say "officer down" or something to the effect.)

HBD     has been drinking
DUI     Driving under the influence (pretty obvious)

One last thing, when you here a beeping tone, that means that the air
is closed for emergency traffic only.

 
 
 

Police 10-x codes

Post by Alex Orion L » Sat, 02 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Quote:>Does anyone have a list of what the police mean when they say 10-10,
>etc.  I know what 10-4 means, but that is about it!  I used to have a
>list that I got from a Radio Shack in Vermont, but that was several
>years ago and I have lost it.  Someone told me that different police
>departments use different codes, but is this true?  

In Iowa, 10-10 is a fight.  Every state has their own 10 code set.  At one
time their was a push to make each code standard, but now many departments
are dropping 10 codes for standard English or Singals and Codes.  LAPD has
standardized the use of Code.  California is known for their 11 codes and
others.  I know some states publish a list of their codes that you can ask
you local State Police/Highway Patrol for a copy.

It took me about a month to learn 10 codes for Iowa and I work as a cop.
They can be useful and sometimes a pain.  Our 10 codes can change from
county to county.  I once responded to a call in another county thinking it
was just a person with car trouble and found out that they had a special
code for a fight.  *** situation.

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|76-34                       | rate of 750 fps"  James Fyfe         |

 
 
 

Police 10-x codes

Post by Cliff Heido » Sun, 03 Dec 1995 04:00:00

You need to ask the local department that you listen to.  Most departments have
their own 10 codes or sugnal codes.  Most all are different!  Most agencies
will give you a copy, just get with their crime prevention or community affairs
dept.  Lots of them keep some at their "front desk"
 
 
 

Police 10-x codes

Post by Jeff Brun » Sat, 09 Dec 1995 04:00:00




>>Does anyone have a list of what the police mean when they say 10-10,
>>etc.  I know what 10-4 means, but that is about it!  I used to have a
>>list that I got from a Radio Shack in Vermont, but that was several
>>years ago and I have lost it.  Someone told me that different police
>>departments use different codes, but is this true?  

>In Iowa, 10-10 is a fight.  Every state has their own 10 code set.  At one

Depends , Here in Canada each and every city has their own 10-x codes. If you
want to know what are these codes, their are listed in the Haruteq book
available at Radio Shack.
                             My 2 cents worth,
                                             Jeff Brunet