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Police 10 Codes

Police and other agencies use 10 codes to verbally communicate efficiently. The word ten (10) indicates the next number, or numbers, is code. Four codes are widely used throughout the United States and listed below.

Police 10 Codes
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Code General Purpose APCO (Association of Police Communications Officers) Norfolk, VA Walnut Creek, CA
10-0 Use Caution
10-1 Unable Copy - Change Location Signal Weak Police Officer Needs Help Poor Radio Reception
10-2 Signal Good Signal Good Assist Officer Good Radio Reception
10-3 Stop Transmitting Stop Transmitting Clear the Air-Emergency Stop Transmission
10-4 Acknowledgment (OK) Affirmative (OK) O.K., Acknowledgment Message Received
10-5 Relay Relay To/From See a Complainant Relay Message
10-6 Busy - Unless Urgent Busy Investigation Police or Fire Change Radio Channel
10-7 Out of Service Out of Service (a) Out of Service - Off the Air
(b) Out of Service - Subject to Call
Out of Service
10-8 In Service In Service In Service In Service
10-9 Repeat Say Again Arrived at Scene Repeat Message
10-10 Fight In Progress Negative Traffic Detail Off Duty
10-11 Dog Case ___ On Duty (Employee Number) Broken Glass Visitors Can Hear Radio
10-12 Stand By (Stop) Stand By (Stop) Vandalism Advise Weather/Road Conditions
10-13 Weather-Road Report Weather Conditions (a) Leaking Water Main or Sewer
(b) Hole in the Street / Sidewalk
10-14 Prowler Report Message/Information Convoy or Escort
10-15 Civil Disturbance Message Delivered Have Prisoner in Custody Have Prisoner in Custody
10-16 Domestic Problem Reply to Message Pick Up Prisoner Pick Up
10-17 Meet Complainant Enroute Administrative Assistance Getting Fuel
10-18 Quickly Urgent Detail
10-19 Return to _____ (In) Contact Return to Station Return or Go to ___
10-20 Location Location What is Your Location Location
10-21 Call ( ) by Phone Call ( ) by Phone Call ___ by Telephone Telephone
10-22 Disregard Disregard Investigate a Break In Cancel or Disregard
10-23 Arrived at Scene Arrived at Scene Breaking In (In Progress) Stand By
10-24 Assignment Completed Assignment Completed Someone in the Building
10-25 Report in Person (Meet) Report to (Meet) Prowler Do You Have Contact With ___?
10-26 Detaining Subject, Expedite Estimated Arrival Time (ETA) Larceny Clear of Warrants
10-27 (Drivers) License Information License / Permit Information Rape Report Subject Wanted
10-28 Vehicle Registration Information Vehicle Information Check Full Registration, License, Motor, Name, Stolen Registration Check
10-29 Check for Wanted Records Check Person with a Gun Check for Warrants
10-30 Unnecessary Use of Radio Danger / Caution (a) Vehicle Accident
(b) Vehicle Accident Personal Injury
(c) Hit and Run
10-31 Crime in Progress Pick Up Hold Up and Robbery
10-32 Man with Gun ___Units Needed (Specify) Defective Traffic Light
10-33 Emergency Need Immediate Assistance Execute Warrant Alarm is Sounding
10-34 Riot Current Time Narcotics Investigation
10-35 Major Crime Alert Get a Stolen Auto Report Time Check
10-36 Correct Time Correct Time Correct Time
10-37 (Investigate) Suspicious Vehicle Finished With Last Assignment Please Identify Your Unit
10-38 Stopping Suspicious Vehicle (a) Reckless Driving
(b) Drunk Driver
10-39 Urgent - Use Light, Siren Report of a Dead Person Can ___ Come to Radio?
10-40 Silent Run - No Light, Siren Fight in Progress Suspicious Person-Auto Is ___ Available for Phone Call?
10-41 Beginning Tour of Duty Beginning Tour of Duty (a) Lost Child
(b) Investigate Runaway
10-42 Ending Tour of Duty Ending Tour of Duty Car Improperly Parked
10-43 Information In Pursuit Drunk
10-44 Permission to Leave ___for___ Riot Disturbance (type)
10-45 Animal Carcass at ___ Bomb Threat Fight Subject Condition: A to D
10-46 Assist Motorist Bank Alarm Attempt Suicide
10-47 Emergency Road Repair at ___ Complete Assignment Quickly (a) Injured
(b) Sick
(c) Demented Person
(d) Maternity Case
State, Civilian, Fire, or Police
10-48 Traffic Standard Repair at ___ Detaining Suspect, Expedite Person Overboard
10-49 Traffic Light Out at ___ Drag Racing Barking Dog Proceeding to ___
10-50 Accident (F-Fire, PI-Personal Injury, PD-Property Damage) Vehicle Accident (F-Fire, PI-Personal Injury, PD-Property Damage) Court Cases Drugged
10-51 Wrecker Needed Dispatch Wrecker General Message Drunk
10-52 Ambulance Needed Dispatch Ambulance Open Door/Window(State Which) Ambulance Needed
10-53 Road Blocked at ___ Road Blocked Gas-Repairs-Wash Person Down
10-54 Livestock on Highway Hit and Run Accident (F-Fire, PI-Personal Injury, PD-Property Damage) Man Molesting Children Possible Body
10-55 Intoxicated Driver Intoxicated Driver Bomb Threat Coroner's Case
10-56 Intoxicated Pedestrian Intoxicated Pedestrian Unruly Crowd Suicide
(a) - Attempted
10-57 Hit and Run (F-Fire, PI-Personal Injury, PD-Property Damage) Request BT Operator Tampering With Automobile
10-58 Direct Traffic Direct Traffic Burglar Alarm
10-59 Convoy or Escort Escort Traffic Violator Security Check
10-60 Squad in Vicinity Suspicious Vehicle (a) Dead Dog
(b) Live Dog
(c) Female or Stray
(d) Dog Bite
10-61 Personnel in Area Stopping Suspicious Vehicle Void IBM Card Bike Theft
10-62 Reply to Message B and E in Progress (Breaking & Entering) Radio Test
10-63 Prepare Make Written Copy Prepare to Receive an Assignment Personal Relief Prepare to Copy
10-64 Message for Local Delivery Crime in Progress Eating (State Location)
10-65 Net Message Assignment Armed Robbery Exposure
10-66 Message Cancellation Notify Medical Examiner Send Wrecker to
(a) Owner Request
(b) Police Request
Suspicious Person
10-67 Clear for Net Message Report of Death Smoke and Flames Visible Person Calling for Help
10-68 Dispatch Information Livestock in Roadway In Commission on Stand-By
10-69 Message Received Advise Telephone Number Held Up By Bridge or Train
10-70 Fire Alarm Improper Parked Vehicle Danger/Caution Prowler
10-71 Advise Nature of Fire Improper Use of Radio False Alarm Shots Fired
10-72 Report Progress on Fire Prisoner in Custody Person Found in Burning Bldg.
10-73 Smoke Report Mental Subject Existing Conditions How Do You Copy
10-74 Negative Prison/Jail Break Enroute
10-75 In Contact with ___ Wanted or Stolen Dispatch Mechanic
10-76 En Route ___ Prowler Rewind Box (Give Location)
10-77 ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) Direct Traffic at Fire Scene Send VEPCO (State Gas or Electric)
(b) send C and P
10-78 Need Assistance Held Up by (State)
10-79 Notify Coroner Courtesy Call
10-80 Chase in Progress Fire Alarm Critical Call (Code Red) Explosion
10-81 Breatherlizer Report Nature of Fire Alarm of Fire
10-82 Reserve Lodging Fire in Progress Additional Engine Co.
10-83 Work School Crossing at ___ Smoke Visible Additional Ladder Co.
10-84 If Meeting ___ Advise ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) No Smoke Visible Second Alarm
10-85 Delay due to ___ Respond without Blue Lights / Siren Third Alarm
10-86 Officer / Operator on Duty Person Trapped Any Traffic for Me?
10-87 Pickup / Distribute Checks Auto Fire
10-88 Present Telephone # of ___ Request Deputy Chief Provide Cover for Units
10-89 Bomb Threat Request Additional Chief
10-90 Bank Alarm at ___ Transfer Fire Alarm Wire
10-91 Pick Up Prisoner / Subject Check Fire Alarm Box or Master Box Hazard
10-92 Improperly Parked Vehicle Fire Alarm Circuit Open or Trouble on Circuit
10-93 Blockade Fire Alarm
10-94 Drag Racing Request Gas or Diesel Fuel
10-95 Prisoner / Subject in Custody Grass or Trash Fire
10-96 Mental Subject In Quarters
10-97 Check (Test) Signal Signal Weak Arrived at Scene
10-98 Prison / Jail Break Signal Good Completed Assignment
10-99 Wanted / Stolen Indicated Fireman Need Help
10-101 What is Status? (Are you secure?)
10-106 Secure (Status is secure)

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