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?
10-0 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.
10-21A 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.
10-24 Request car-to-car transmission.
10-25 Do you have contact with _______?
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.
10-33 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.
10-56A 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.
10-86 Any traffic?
10-88 Assume your post.
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.
11-10 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.
11-52 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.
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
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
192.1 Voluntary manslaughter
192.2 Involuntary manslaughter
192.3 Vehicular manslaughter
207 * kidnapping
209a Kidnaping for ransom/extortion
209b Kidnaping for robbery
212 strongarm robbery
213 purse snatch
216 * shots fired
220 Assault with intent to mayhem/rape/sodomy/oral copulation
221 person with gun
222 person with knife
236 False imprisonment
241 Assault on peace officer/EMT/firefighter
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 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
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
373 Public nuisance misdemeanors (spitting in public places, etc.)
374b Garbage dumping
402b Abandoned refrigerator
405 citizens holding prisoner
406 * officer need emergency help
407 * prisoner transport
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
470 * fraud
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
518 veh. accident, non-injury
519 veh. accident with injury
520 * aided case
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)
595 * malicious mischief (grafitti)
596 abandoned vehicle
597 Killing or abusing animals
601 * trespassers
602 person breaking in
603 Trespass with damage
647a Annoy/molest child 6
647B * prostitute
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
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,
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
11351 Possession for sales (Relating to marijuana)
11357a Possession of hashish
11357b Possession of less than 1 ounce
11357c Possession of more than 1 ounce
11359 Possession for sales
11360a Sale/transportation (Relating to barbiturates, amphetamines and LSD)
11368 Forged prescription
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
14601 Suspended or revoked license a vehicle
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
This list is provided as part of the CrimeZyland art installation. More details can be found at http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~netart/crimemain.html.. CrimeZyland was created by Stephen Wilson