CrimeZyland: Codes Used in Scanner Transmissions

Police transmissions use codes to expedite communication.  The codes include operational shorthand and penal code numbers to refer to particular crimes.  This list includes a modified augmentation of codes covering environmental, consumer, corporate, and governmental crime.  What if the police attended to these crimes just as they do for street crime?

10-00 Codes

10-0 Exercise great caution.

10-1 Reception is poor.

10-2 Reception is good.

10-3 Stop transmitting.

10-4 Message received.

10-5 Relay message.

10-6 Change channel.

10-7 Out of service/unavailable for assignment.

10-7A Out of service at home.

10-7B Out of service - personal.

10-8 In service/available for assignment.

10-9 Repeat last transmission.

10-10 Off duty.

10-10A Off duty at home.

10-11 Identify this frequency.

10-12 Visitors are present (be discrete).

10-13 Advise weather and road conditions.

10-14 Citizen holding suspect.

10-15 Prisoner in custody.

10-16 Pick up prisoner.

10-17 Request for gasoline.

10-18 Equipment exchange.

10-19 Return/returning to the station.

10-20 Location?

10-21 Telephone:______

10-21A Advise home that I will return at ______.

10-22 Disregard the last assignment.

10-22C Leave area if all secure;

no responsible person/owner is enroute.

10-23 Standby.

10-24 Request car-to-car transmission.

10-25 Do you have contact with _______?

10-26 Clear.

10-27 Driver's license check.

10-28 Vehicle registration request.

10-29 Check for being wanted/warrants.

10-29F The subject is wanted for a felony.

10-29H Caution - severe hazard potential.

10-29M The subject is wanted for a misdemeanor.

10-29V The vehicle is wanted in connection with a possible crime.

10-30 Does not conform to regulations.

10-32 Drowning.

10-33 Alarm sounding.

10-34 Assist at office.

10-35 Time check.

10-36 Confidential information.

10-37 Identify the operator.

10-39 Can ______ come to the radio?

10-40 Is ______ available for a telephone call?

10-42 Check on the welfare of/at ______.

10-43 Call a doctor.

10-45 What is the condition of the patient?

10-45A Condition of patient is good.

10-45B Condition of patient is serious.

10-45C Condition of patient is critical.

10-45D Patient is deceased.

10-49 Proceed to ______.

10-50 Subject is under the influence of narcotics.

10-51 Subject is drunk.

10-52 Resuscitator is needed.

10-53 Man down.

10-54 Possible dead body.

10-55 This is a coroner's case.

10-56 Suicide.

10-56A Suicide attempt.

10-57 Missing person.

10-59 Security check.

10-60 Lock out.

10-61 Miscellaneous public service.

10-62 Meet a citizen.

10-62A Take a report from a citizen.

10-62B Civil standby.

10-63 Prepare to copy.

10-64 Found property.

10-66 Suspicious person.

10-67 Person calling for help.

10-68 Call for police made via telephone.

10-70 Prowler. 10-71 Shooting.

10-72 Gun involved.

10-73 How do you receive?

10-79 Bomb threat.

10-80 Explosion.

10-86 Any traffic?

10-88 Assume your post.

10-91 Animal.

10-91A Stray.

10-91B Noisy animal.

10-91C Injured animal.

10-91D Dead animal.

10-91E Animal bite.

10-91G Animal pickup.

10-91J Pickup/collect ______.

10-91L Leash law violation.

10-91V Vicious animal.

10-95 Requesting an I.D./Tech unit.

10-97 Arrived at the scene.

10-98 Available for assignment.

10-100 Civil disturbance - Mutual aid standby.

10-101 Civil disturbance - Mutual aid request.

11-00 Codes

11-10 Take a report.

11-24 Abandoned automobile.

11-25 Traffic hazard.

11-26 Abandoned bicycle.

11-27 with the driver being held.

11-28 with the driver being held.

11-40 Advise if an ambulance is needed.

11-41 An ambulance is needed.

11-42 No ambulance is needed.

11-48 Furnish transportation.

11-51 Escort.

11-52 Funeral detail.

11-54 Suspicious vehicle.

11-55 Officer is being followed by automobile.

11-56 Officer is being followed by auto containing dangerous persons.

11-57 An unidentified auto appeared at the scene of the assignment.

11-58 Radio traffic is being monitored. Phone all non-routine messages.

11-59 Give intensive attention to high hazard/business areas.

11-60 Attack in a high hazard area.

11-65 Signal light is out.

11-66 Defective traffic light.

11-78 Aircraft accident.

11-79 Accident - ambulance has been sent.

11-80 Accident - major injuries.

11-81 Accident - minor injuries.

11-82 Accident - no injuries.

11-83 Accident - no details.

11-84 Direct traffic.

11-85 Tow truck required.

11-94 Pedestrian stop.

11-95 Routine traffic stop.

11-96 Checking a suspicious vehicle

11-97 Time/security check on patrol vehicles.

11-98 Meet: _______

11-99 Officer needs help.

Other Codes

Code 1 Do so at your convenience.

Code 2 Urgent.

Code 3 Emergency/lights and siren.

Code 4 No further assistance is needed.

Code 5 Stakeout.

Code 6 Responding from a long distance.

Code 7 Mealtime.

Code 8 Request cover/backup.

Code 9 Set up a roadblock.

Code 33 Mobile emergency - clear this radio channel.

MOST FREQUENTLY USED CALIFORNIA PENAL CODES

32 Accessory to a felony

53m Harassment by phone (obscene call)

67 Offer a bribe to executive officer

69 Deter/resist executive officer (other than peace officer) by

71 Threaten injury to school officer or employee

93d Theft of CATV

100 alarm (silent or audible)

102 Take or destroy property in custody of officer

118 Perjury

136.1(a) Intimidation of witness or victim from attending/testifying at any

136.1(b1) Intimidation of witness or victim from reporting crime to

136.1(C1) Intimidation of witness or victim by force/threat of violence

137(a) Offer bribe to influence testimony

146a Impersonating a peace officer

148 * resisting arrest

148 Interfering with an officer

148.1 False report of a bomb

148.5 False report of a crime

150 Refuse to aid an officer

151(a1) Advocate killing/injuring officer

152 * drunk driver

187 * homicide

187 Murder

192.1 Voluntary manslaughter

192.2 Involuntary manslaughter

192.3 Vehicular manslaughter

203 Mayhem

207 * kidnapping

207 Kidnap

209a Kidnaping for ransom/extortion

209b Kidnaping for robbery

211 Robbery

211 robbery

212 strongarm robbery

213 purse snatch

216 * shots fired

217 shooting

219 stabbing/cutting

220 Assault with intent to mayhem/rape/sodomy/oral copulation

221 person with gun

222 person with knife

236 False imprisonment

240 Assault

240 assault/battery

241 Assault on peace officer/EMT/firefighter

242 Battery

243a Battery against a citizen

243b Battery against a peace officer

244 Throwing acid with intent to disfigure or burn

245 * aggravated assault/ADW

245 Assault with a deadly weapon

245b Assault with a deadly weapon against a peace officer

246 Shooting at an inhabited dwelling or vehicle

261 Rape

261 sexual assault/rape

261.5 Rape - under 18 years of age

262 Rape of spouse

266h Pimping266i Pandering

270 Child neglect/failing to pay the support payments

271 Child abandonment - under 14

272 Contributing to the delinquency of a minor

273d Corporal injury upon child

273.5a Corporal injury to spouse/cohabitant

278 Child abduction from parent or guardian

285 Incest

286 Sodomy

288 Sex crimes against children

288 sexual assault, victim under 15 y/o

288a Oral copulation

290 Sex registration

311 indecent exposure

311.2a Possession of obscene matter

311.2b Possessing obscene matter depicting a minor

314 Indecent exposure

330 Gambling

373 Public nuisance misdemeanors (spitting in public places, etc.)

374b Garbage dumping

400 demonstration/pickets

402b Abandoned refrigerator

404 riot

405 citizens holding prisoner

406 * officer need emergency help

407 * prisoner transport

408 ambulance

409 tow-truck

410 requested assistance responding

415 Disturbing the peace (be specific)

415 noise complaint

416 * citizen standby

417 Brandishing a weapon

417 person ringing doorbells

418 * fight or dispute, no weapons

419 * fight with weapons, specify

420 juvenile disturbance

451 Arson

459 Burglary

459 burglary

470 * fraud

470 Forgery

476a Insufficient funds (checks)

484e Theft of a credit card

484f Forged credit card

484g Illegal use of a credit card

487 Grand Theft ($400+)

487 grand theft

488 Petty theft (<$400)

488 petty theft

496 * stolen property receiving

496 Receiving stolen property

499b Joyriding

503 Embezzlement

518 veh. accident, non-injury

519 veh. accident with injury

520 * aided case

527 bonfire

528 fire

529 explosion

530 bomb threat

531 suspected explosive device found

537 Nonpayment of a bill (Restaurants, etc.)

537e Article with serial number removed

555 Posted trespass 5

585 traffic stop

587 parking violation

588 * driveway violation - tow

594 * malicious mischief (vandalism)

594 Vandalism

595 * malicious mischief (grafitti)

596 abandoned vehicle

597 Killing or abusing animals

600 roadblock

601 * trespassers

602 person breaking in

602L Trespass

603 prowler

603 Trespass with damage

647a Annoy/molest child 6

647B * prostitute

647b Prostitution

647f Drunk in public

647g Disorderly conduct - loitering on private property at night

647h Disorderly conduct - peeking into an inhabited building

650 * threats

799 senile person

800 mentally-disturbed person

801 person attempting suicide

802 coroner's case

806 juvenile beyond parental control

807 missing juvenile

809 missing person 811 intoxicated person

819 rolling of intoxicated person

851 stolen vehicle

852 auto boost/strip

853 recovered stolen vehicle

901 call station (or other location)

902 return to station

904 * meet with officer, non-emergency

905 * meet with City or public service empl.

909 citizen requests interview

910 check on well-being

911 broken window

912 person dumping rubbish

913 complaint unknown

914 person down

916 suspicious person in vehicle

917 suspicious person

918 person screaming for help

900 Series Codes

904 Fire.

904A Automobile fire.

904B Building fire.

904G Grass fire.

909 Traffic problem; police needed.

910 Can handle this detail.

932 Turn on _______ mobile relay at _______.

933 Turn off mobile relay.

949 Burning inspection at _______.

950 Control burn in progress/about to begin/ended.

951 Need fire investigator.

952 Report on conditions.

953 Investigate smoke.

953A Investigate gas.

954 Off the air at the scene of the fire.

955 Fire is under control.

956 Assignment not finished.

980 Restrict calls to emergency only.

981 Resume normal traffic.

2000 Unlawful taking of animals

2002 Unlawful possession except as provided by Code of, overlimit,

Environmental:

4100 Attack on endangered species -animals

4200 Attack on endangered species -trees and plants

4300 Pollution of Air

4400 Pollution of Water

4500 Polution of Earth

4532 Escape (also 32 PC) 12020 Possession of a deadly weapon

4550 Biological Pollution - release of dangerous organisms

4600 Transfer environmental offence to thrid world

4700 Transfer environmental offence to local poor communities

4800 Corporate sacrifice of environment for profit

4900 Rape of natural resources

Crimes against Labor

5100 Dehumanization of work

5200 Downsizing - firing of long term loyal employees

5300 Endangerment - Disregard of worker safety

5400 Intimidation of worker attempts to organize

5500 Sweat shop - exploit immigrant populations

5600 Exploit third world population

5630 Exploit third world population - children

5660 Exploit third world population - prisoners

5700 Raiding of worker pensions

5800 Leveraged buyout - raping of functioning business

Crimes against Consumers

6100 Shoddy workmanship - plananed obsolescence

6200 Endangerment - dangerous workmanship

6300 Price gouging

6400 False advertising, fraud

6500 Seductive advertising - manipulation of desire

6600 Failure to respond to complaints

6700 Annihilation of government regulation and oversight

Financial Manipulation, Monopolization, Corruption, Government Practices

7100 Corporate financial manipulation - personal greed above general welfare

7200 Bribery, influence peddling - government officials placing greed above public welfare

7300 Monoplistic practices - destruction of competition

7400 Financial manipulation - insider trading, fraud

7500 Dereliction of duty - failure to perform office

7600 Police abuse - corruption of power

7700 Institutionalized racism

10851 Auto theft

10852 Malicious mischief to a vehicle; driveway remove parts

10853 Climb onto or put in motion

11350 Possession

11351 Possession for sales (Relating to marijuana)

11352 Sale/transportation

11357a Possession of hashish

11357b Possession of less than 1 ounce

11357c Possession of more than 1 ounce

11358 Cultivation

11359 Possession for sales

11360a Sale/transportation (Relating to barbiturates, amphetamines and LSD)

11364 Paraphernalia

11368 Forged prescription

11377 Possession

11378 Possession for sale

11550 Under influence of a controlled disturbance substance except for

12025 Possession of a concealed firearm

12031 Possession of a loaded firearm

12677 Fireworks

14601 Suspended or revoked license a vehicle

15150 Mental/emotional

15170 Unable to care barbiturates, and amphetamines. for self

20001 Hit and run - injury or death

20002 Hit and run - property damage from a vehicle

21111 Throwing article

22348 Maximum speed law - 55 MPH

22350 Basic speed law - unsafe speed highway

22500e Vehicle blocking a

23109 Exhibition of speed

23110 Throwing article at

23112 Throwing garbage on

23152 Drunk driving

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