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Police 10 Codes

APCO -- Association of Police
Communications Officers

Ten (10) codes are used to verbally communicate efficiently over a radio. The word ten (10) indicates the next number, or numbers, is a message code.



10 Code Message
10-1 Unable to Copy - Change Location
10-2 Signal Good
10-3 Stop Transmitting
10-4 Acknowledgment (OK)
10-5 Relay
10-6 Busy - Unless Urgent
10-7 Out of Service
10-8 In Service
10-9 Repeat

10-10 Fight In Progress
10-11 Dog Case
10-12 Stand By (Stop)
10-13 Weather-Road Report
10-14 Prowler Report
10-15 Civil Disturbance
10-16 Domestic Problem
10-17 Meet Complainant
10-18 Quickly
10-19 Return to ___

10-20 Location
10-21 Call ___ by Phone
10-22 Disregard
10-23 Arrived at Scene
10-24 Assignment Completed
10-25 Report in Person (Meet)
10-26 Detaining Subject, Expedite
10-27 (Drivers) License Information
10-28 Vehicle Registration Information
10-29 Check for Wanted

10-30 Unnecessary Use of Radio
10-31 Crime in Progress
10-32 Man with Gun
10-33 Emergency
10-34 Riot
10-35 Major Crime Alert
10-36 Correct Time
10-37 (Investigate) Suspicious Vehicle
10-38 Stopping Suspicious Vehicle
10-39 Urgent - Use Light, Siren

10-40 Silent Run - No Light, Siren
10-41 Beginning Tour of Duty
10-42 Ending Tour of Duty
10-43 Information
10-44 Permission to Leave ___ for ___
10-45 Animal Carcass at ___
10-46 Assist Motorist
10-47 Emergency Road Repair at ___
10-48 Traffic Standard Repair at ___
10-49 Traffic Light Out at ___

10-50 Accident;
F - Fire,
PI - Personal Injury,
PD - Property Damage.
10-51 Tow Truck Needed
10-52 Ambulance Needed
10-53 Road Blocked at ___
10-54 Livestock on Highway
10-55 Intoxicated Driver
10-56 Intoxicated Pedestrian
10-57 Hit and Run;
F - Fire,
PI - Personal Injury,
PD - Property Damage.
10-58 Direct Traffic
10-59 Convoy or Escort

10-60 Squad in Vicinity
10-61 Personnel in Area
10-62 Reply to Message
10-63 Prepare Make Written Copy
10-64 Message for Local Delivery
10-65 Net Message Assignment
10-66 Message Cancellation
10-67 Clear for Net Message
10-68 Dispatch Information
10-69 Message Received

10-70 Fire Alarm
10-71 Advise Nature of Fire
10-72 Report Progress on Fire
10-73 Smoke Report
10-74 Negative
10-75 In Contact with ___
10-76 En Route ___
10-77 ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival)
10-78 Need Assistance
10-79 Notify Coroner

10-80 Chase in Progress
10-81 Breatherlizer Report
10-82 Reserve Lodging
10-83 Work School Crossing at ___
10-84 If Meeting ___, Advise ETA
(Estimated Time of Arrival)
10-85 Delay due to ___
10-86 Officer / Operator on Duty
10-87 Pickup / Distribute Checks
10-88 Present Telephone # of ___
10-89 Bomb Threat

10-90 Bank Alarm at ___
10-91 Pick Up Prisoner / Subject
10-92 Improperly Parked Vehicle
10-93 Blockade
10-94 Drag Racing
10-95 Prisoner / Subject in Custody
10-96 Mental Subject
10-97 Check (Test) Signal
10-98 Prison / Jail Break
10-99 Wanted / Stolen Indicated

10-101 What is Status? (Are you secure?)
10-106 Secure (Status is secure)


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