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    We use 10 and 11 codes. And they're not even close to what all the TX guys posted =P

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    Really depends on the officer. In my department we have officers that just use Okay, 10-4, Roger, Affirmative, Copy, Wilco.

    We use 10 codes though.

    10-1: Back In Service
    10-7: Meal
    10-9: Repeat Last Transmission
    10-15: Warrant
    10-20: Location
    10-28: Plate Check
    10-34: Responding For Fuel
    10-50: Vehicle Accident
    10-62: Mental Aided
    10-78: Officer Needs Assistance
    10-80: Responding To Call
    10-81: On Scene of Call
    10-87: Regular Emergency Response (Slow It Down)

    Just the ones we use at my local police department the most... others we just put over the air in our own words since we're a local PD and not the county/state.
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    We had, years ago, the "Falcon" code. Completely unauthorized, it started with the list of bars used for happy hour, and then went off into all the things you can't say on the radio.
    Falcon 101 - Say "I don't know" one more time, and I'll shove that mike up your @#$!
    Falcon 100 - A boss is on the air, discontinue Falcon Code
    Falcon 99 - Very desirable looking member of the opposite gender at my location
    and so on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLState26 View Post
    It is just how the agency wants it to mean. Both 10-4 and copy are very similar. For 10-4, I can also say 48 or 10-48, or 26 and 10-26..there are many different versions I can go by. It all depends on my mood and on the situation...hot calls usually just get a quick 10-4...
    Wrong. Though officers say "48", they do so in sheeplike fashion, following the officer of generations before them that have misused the "standardized" codes.

    10-4 and 10-26 are different, though similar codes. 10-4 is an acknowledgement of a transmission. 10-26 is the acknowledgement of a message or further information. 10-48 though, way, way off. 10-148 means "End of message. Did you Recieve?" This is a question, not an answer. It's been bastardized to become an answer to its own question, but that's an incorrect use. 10-48 should be answered with 10-4 or 10-54 and nothing else.

    Don't even get me started on the incorrect use of 10-19.

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    We don't use ten codes, so we say "copy", or "received".
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    The only 10 codes we use are 10-55 for a bomb threat, and "19, 15 with (insert number of dirtbags going to the bucket here)". The last dates back to when the jail and police station were co-located.

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    to answer the origional question... in our agency copy and 10-4 are the same. if you get tired of saying copy all of the time you say 10-4 and if you get tired of saying 10-4 all the time you say copy. ive probably said both in the past 6 hours about 50+ times

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    If I say 10-4, I get an angry dispatcher that yells " I don't understand your codes."

    If I say copy, I just get an angry dispatcher.
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    Common Codes:

    10-1 Call Your Command

    10-2 Return To Your Command

    10-3 Call Dispatcher By Telephone

    10-4 Acknowledgment

    10-5 Repeat Message

    10-6 Standby

    10-7 Verify Address

    10-10 Possible Crime (prowler, suspicious person/vehicle, shots fired, etc.)

    10-11 Alarm (specify type)

    10-12 Police Officer/Security Holding Suspect

    10-13 Assist Police Officer

    10-14 License Plate Check - Occupied & Suspicious - Verify If Stolen

    10-15 License Plate Check - Verify If Is Stolen - Occupied or Not

    10-16 Vehicle is Reported Stolen

    10-17 Vehicle is Not Reported Stolen

    10-18 Warrant Check Shows An Active Warrant

    10-19 Warrant Check Negative



    Past /In progress Crime:

    10-20/10-30 Robbery

    10-21/10-31 Burglary

    10-22/10-32 Larceny (specify: auto, from person, other)

    /10-33 Explosive Device or Threat

    10-24/10-34 Assault (specify)

    10-25/10-35 Child Abuse

    10-29/10-39 Other Crime (specify)



    10-44 Suspicious Substance Reported (Bio/Chem/etc.) [L-Letter, P-Package, S-Substance]



    Non Crime Incidents:

    10-50 Disorderly Person/Group or Noise

    10-51 Roving band (specify direction of travel & number in group)

    10-52 Dispute (specify)

    10-53 Vehicle Accident [D-Dispute, H-Hit by Auto, I-Injury, P-Property only, Q-Other, X-Person Pinned

    10-54 Ambulance Case [B-Burn, C-Cardiac, D4-Person in Water, E-EDP, H-Heavy Bleeder,

    I-Injured, L-Severed Limb, R-Rescue, S-Serious, U-Unconscious, Q-Other

    Any Can Use1=Inside, 2=Outside, 6=Family, 7=Child Abuse, 9=Transit)]

    10-55 Ambulance Case No RMP required

    10-56 Verify if Ambulance Needed

    10-56 O Outstretched Person (used in transit condition needing verification)

    10-57 2nd Call for Ambulance - verify

    10-58 Assist Ambulance (specify type of assist)

    10-59 Alarm of Fire (specify type)

    10-60 H Research (disabled vehicle)

    10-60 I Broadcast (chase/pursuit)



    Administrative Codes:

    10-61 Precinct Assignment/Not Available (give condition and location)

    10-62 Out of Service - Mechanical (give condition and location)

    10-63 Out of Service - Meal

    10-64 Quality of Life Incident [A-Animal, B-Blocking Driveway, C-Construction

    D-Drinking, E-Bikes/Skates, F-Fireworks

    G-Garbage, H-Homeless, I-Hazardous Location

    K-Lewd Acts, M-Posting Advertisements, N-Panhandling

    P-Peddling, Q-Foul Odor, R-Trespass, S-Squeegee

    T-Traffic, U-Urinating, V-Vandalism, Z-Other]



    Other Conditions:

    10-65 Utility Trouble (specify nature and if ESU responding or not)

    10-66 Unusual Incident (train derailment/collision, plane crash, building collapse)

    10-67 Traffic/Parking Condition (specify)

    10-68 See Complainant re: (specify)

    10-69 Other Non-Crime Incident (specify)

    10-69 N Narcotics - refer to PDU

    10-69 S Refer to out of city agency (specify)

    10-75 C Community Visit

    10-75 D Directed Patrol

    10-75 F Family/Home Visit for Domestic Violence Officers

    10-75 P Park, Walk, Talk

    10-75 V Vertical Patrol

    10-75 W Warrant Check (on another channel)



    Assignment Status (interim):

    10-80 Cancel (specify unneeded service)

    10-82 Verificaton/Arrest (give number detained)

    10-83 Report/Notification at Station House

    10-84 Arrived at Scene

    10-85 Need Additional Unit (specify type & reason)

    10-86 Female In/Female Out of Vehicle (indicate time)

    10-87 Unit to Hospital (specify hospital)

    10-88 Vehicle Pursuit as a result of another assignment

    10-89 Other Interim Status (specify)



    Final Dispositions:

    10-90 F1 Domestic Incident Report (no offense of domestic violence is alleged)

    F2 Domestic Incident Report (unfounded report of domestic violence)

    J1 Domestic Incident Report (no offense of child abuse is alleged)

    J2 Domestic Incident Report (offense of reported child abuse is unfounded)

    N Unfounded or Unnecessary Alarm

    N3 Unfounded or Unnecessary Alarm/Deferred Service

    U Unable to gain entrance

    V2 Unsuccesful Home Visit

    X Unfounded

    Y Unnecessary

    Z Gone on arrival

    10-91 Non-crime corrected

    V Successful Home Visit

    10-92 Arrest

    C Crime Arrest (felony/misdemeanor, include number arrested)

    F Family Offense Arrest Made

    J Child Abuse Arrest Affected

    Q Other Arrest (specify type)

    10-93 C Complaint Report prepared for a crime

    F Complaint Report/Domestic Incident (for Family Offense)

    J Complaint Report/Domestic Incident (for Child Abuse)

    Q Other report prepared (no arrest)

    10-94 Handled by previous tour

    10-95 Non-crime referred by another agency (specify)

    10-96 Summons served

    10-97 H Patient removed to hospital

    R Patient refused medical aide

    E1 EDP admitted to hospital

    E2 EDP released from hospital

    10-98 Resuming patrol/available (not acceptable from final unit on scene)

    10-99 Other final disposition (must include remarks)

    T4 Vehicle Accident - no tow truck required

    T5 Vehicle Accident - DARP tow required

    T6 Vehicle Accident - other tow service

    T7 Vehicle Accident - DARP and other tow service

    T8 Vehicle Accident - authorized tow service

    T9 Vehicle Accident - DARP requested



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    Level One Responding Borough Task Force

    Level Two Task Force - City Wide

    Level Three Local Borough Precinct Personnel

    Level Four Precinct Personnel - City Wide


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    Quote Originally Posted by JSD73 View Post
    I don't know what part of Texas you're referring to but I haven't ever heard of a 10-50 being referred to anything but a traffic accident, with major or minor added to it. Just as 10-55 is a DWI driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtxpro752 View Post
    We say "roger" but we also don't have 10 codes.

    My dept only uses two 10 codes, otherwise it's plain English all the time. We could say "roger" or "copy" as an acknowledgement, but most officers in my area use "clear" as an acknowledgement of radio traffic.
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    We say 10-4 mostly. Some people like to say "received," at which point most dispatchers and fellow officers "repeat" their traffic. No one can ever understand if their saying "received" or "repeat."

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    Interesting how things vary by region/agency. In King County WA, "10-4" is the same as "Code 4" which means "Don't worry, I'm okay right now" for us.

    "Copy" or "received" is our acknowledgement call.
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    ND double tap...please delete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PleadOrBleed View Post
    With my PD 10-100 means "Traffic Stop", and 10-22 means "Return To Station"
    Don't you mean you need to 10-22 (return to station) so you can 10-100 (take a p!$$) Gotta love ole' Smokey and The Bandit quote's!


    For the most part everyone just says "clear" or "ok" around here.
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    I go back and forth. I say 10-4, my unit number, sometimes I'll say something fun like "over and out" if it's a slow day and I need a chuckle. I also call the dispatchers "radio" as often as possible.

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    We use 10 codes as a rule for status changes and such. I dont have a problem with comm saying what the call is instead of using a code for it. I did tell my dispatchers that I didnt want to hear copy come from them unless they had the word Xerox printed on them somewhere.

    I hate the switch, even though the fed changed it from being mandatory all the time to just during multi agency events, the damage has been done.

    guess i'm just a traditionalist........
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    I hate 10-4. It's WAY overused and makes us sound like a bunch of truck drivers. It's horrible. 10-4 by my policy means "Acknowledgement". I can't stand it because people use it to mean all sorts of things. Yes, will do, okay, just to start a sentence.

    "10-4, that call was northbound south of, 10-4?"
    "10-4, northbound."
    "10-4."
    "10-4, 1500 hrs."

    "10-4, He's 10-4 and has help on the way."
    "10-4."

    He's acknowledgement? Are you kidding me? What the heck does that mean?

    If the dispatcher has already "10-4ed" several times, I'll intentionally NOT say it so I don't sound like "Rubber duck" on the radio and I'll say, "I copied" instead. Some days I feel like ending my sentence with, "C'mon..." just to fit in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NBW791 View Post
    I hate 10-4. It's WAY overused and makes us sound like a bunch of truck drivers. It's horrible. 10-4 by my policy means "Acknowledgement". I can't stand it because people use it to mean all sorts of things. Yes, will do, okay, just to start a sentence.

    "10-4, that call was northbound south of, 10-4?"
    "10-4, northbound."
    "10-4."
    "10-4, 1500 hrs."

    "10-4, He's 10-4 and has help on the way."
    "10-4."

    He's acknowledgement? Are you kidding me? What the heck does that mean?

    If the dispatcher has already "10-4ed" several times, I'll intentionally NOT say it so I don't sound like "Rubber duck" on the radio and I'll say, "I copied" instead. Some days I feel like ending my sentence with, "C'mon..." just to fit in.
    I will agree with you, I also HATE 10-4. Although no one really uses it around any of the places I've worked you'll hear it occasionally and it's like nails across a chalk board. When I was in the academy a fellow cadet would say 10-4 after any of the instructors answered one of his questions. It drove us all crazy....we'd look over at him and say "negative!" haha
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    Yeah, I know plenty of people who will use it in face-to-face conversation when they agree with you. For example:

    "Man, that guy was drunk as a skunk. Good thing he got arrested!"
    "10-4!"
    [insert throat punch here]

    I heard one today...

    "There's a car on the right shoulder and [location]. He's 10-4. There's another one up ahead of him and he's 10-4 too."

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    10-6 Busy
    10-50 traffic stop followed by LTD
    10-55 channel 3
    10-57 moving to tele type channel
    10-14 unit check
    10-10 subject to call
    10-99 wanted person
    10-12 person present
    10-23 standby
    10-26 message received
    10-54 negative
    10-86 start of shift
    10-87 end of shift
    10-63 meal break
    10-51 in route
    10-19 return to station
    10-97 on scene
    10-98 assignment complete followed by disposition

    it would be nice to have a uniform 10 code system, the next county over uses different codes!

    I've also noticed there is alot of slang in the 10 codes, I'll use the 10 for the first code and then stop saying the 10s. 10-97 54 14, 10-57 27 by number xxxxxxx 26 23

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    No 10-codes here, not since the mid-70s (when they were 9-codes anyway).
    Code 1 - At your convenience
    Code 2 - Do not delay, red lights/siren not authorized
    Code 3 - Emergency - Red lights and siren
    Code 4 - No assistance needed/Subject or vehicle not wanted
    Code 5 - Stakeout
    Code 6 - Subject/vehicle wanted
    Code 7 - Dead body
    Code 8 - Officer needs help - All available units from all available agencies respond Code 3

    Everything else is plain English, and common Penal Code sections.
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    Codes

    We use 9 codes, and 10 codes.

    Here are a few

    901 Vehicle Accident
    901A Vehicle accident w/ injuries
    904 Fire
    910 Prowler
    917 Suspicious Vehicle
    917a Occupied suspicious vehicle
    921 Car clout
    922 Drunk person
    925 Suspicious person
    923 Shots fired
    927 Suspicious Circumstance
    928 Found property
    940 Meet the officer
    941 Citizen holding prisoner
    996 Explosion
    999 Officer needs emergency assistance

    10-4 Acknowledge transmission
    10-7 Out of service
    10-8 In service
    10-9 Repeat transmission
    10-13 Clear for confidential info
    10-15 Prisoner
    10-20 Location
    10-21 phone call
    10-28 records check
    10-29 records check
    10-23 Standby
    10-50 Enroute call
    10-52 Other action to follow

    And several more.............

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