Police 10 Codes and signal codes refer to coded systems of numbers that correspond to activities or conditions emergency personnel encounter. They are usually transmitted by voice over the radio or used in a mobile data systems. Police officers and dispatch communications centers use 10 codes to relay messages back-and-forth. These codes are meant to assist emergency personnel such as police, by providing uniformity and clarity in communication. Police radio codes differ greatly throughout various jurisdictions and regions.
Police 10 codes tend to deal with officer disposition, scene disposition, time-and-place, and certain aspects of message transmission or characteristics of communication. Police signal codes focus primarily on a specific activity or the type of emergency at hand.
Agency specific list of police radio codes that will vary depending on jurisdiction.
|10-2||Signal Good||10-37||Operator On Duty|
|10-7||Out of Service||10-43||Information|
|10-8||In Service||10-45||Call ___ at ____|
|10-9||Repeat Your Traffic||10-46||Urgent|
|10-10||Out, Subject to Call||10-48||Message Ended. Did you receive ?|
|10-11||Talking Too Fast||10-49||Bank Run Detail|
|10-12||Official / Visitor Present||10-50||Traffic Stop|
|10-15||Prisoner||10-53||Coming By Office|
|10-18||Expedite / Emergency Response||10-55||Car Calling Car|
|10-19||Return to Station||10-56||Meet ___ at ____|
|10-21||Call PD by Telephone||10-60||Fire is Out|
|10-22||Disregard||10-61||Report / Paperwork|
|10-23||Standby||10-65||Can You Copy?|
|10-24||Trouble, Send Help||10-66||Cancel|
|10-25||Make Contact With or In Contact With||10-70||Wrecker|
|10-27||Driver License Check||10-74||Radio Check|
|10-28||Tag / Registration Check||10-76||Gas Pumps|
|10-29||Stolen Tag/Auto Check||10-77||Meal Break|
|10-29P||Wanted Person Check||10-80||Foot Patrol|
|10-30||Against Rules/Regulations||10-81||Close Patrol|
|10-31||Court||10-88||Contact Number or Person|
|10-33||Emergency Radio Traffic||10-95||Contagious Disease|
|10-34||Out of City||10-97||Arrived on Scene|
|10-35||Confidential Information||10-98||Completed Assignment|
"10-4, you can show me 10-51"The officer affirms receiving the message (10-4) and is now enroute (10-51) to the predetermined location.
"I'm getting the complainant's 10-43"The officer is getting the victim's information.
"10-1. Can you 10-9 your last transmission?"The radio signal was weak or broken (10-1). The officer probably didn't understand the last message and to please repeat (10-9) the last transmission/message.
"The complainant stated there is Signal 35 activity in the parking lot"Someone is alleging there is narcotics activity (e.g., drug deal) taking place in a parking lot at a predetermined location.
"Can you respond to a possible Signal 7 at the Oakridge Apartments?"Dispatch is asking an officer if they are free to investigate a possible dead person at the Oakridge Apartments.
"10-4, you can show me 10-51 to the Signal 40 audible"The officer affirms receiving the message (10-4) and is now enroute (10-51) to the predetermined location where there the audible burglar alarm is being reported.
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