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Los Angeles PD Radio Signal Codes

from PoliceScanner.com

15A48

The Unit Number consists of three parts, where the first part is the
division number, the second part is the type of unit, and the third part is
the master beat or special unit number. Therefore, the above unit is a 15th
division (North Hollywood) 2 man patrol vehicle assigned to master beat 48.


DIVISION NUMBER

1 CENTRAL
2 RAMPART
3 SOUTHWEST
4 HOLLENBECK
5 HARBOR
6 HOLLYWOOD
7 WILSHIRE
8 WEST LOS ANGELES
9 VAN NUYS
10 WEST VALLEY
11 NORTHEAST
12 77TH STREET
13 NEWTON STREET
14 PACIFIC
15 NORTH HOLLYWOOD
16 FOOTHILL
17 DEVONSHIRE
18 SOUTHEAST
24 CENTRAL TRAFFIC
25 SOUTH TRAFFIC
34 WEST TRAFFIC
35 VALLEY TRAFFIC

TYPE OF UNIT

A TWO MAN PATROL VEHICLE
B TWO MAN PATROL VAN
C PARKING ENFORCEMENT
CL BICYCLE PATROL
CRASH COMMUNITY RESOURCES AGAINST STREET HOODLUMS (Anti-Gang)
DV DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
E TRAFFIC ENFORCMENT
F FELONY ENFORCEMENT
FB UNIFORMED FOOT PATROL (FOOT BEAT)
H DIVISIONAL HOMICIDE
IBARS FIELD BOOKING
J JUVENILE INVESTIGATOR
JW JUVENILE INVESTIGATOR (FEMALE)
L ONE MAN PATROL VEHICLE
M MOTORCYCLE UNIT
MQ SPECIAL MOTORCYLE UNIT
MX DUI PATROL UNIT
OP OBSERVATION POST
P SPECIAL DETAIL/EVENTS SUPERVISOR
Q SPECIAL DETAIL/EVENTS UNIT
T TRAFFIC INVESTIGATOR
TL TRAFFIC INVESTIGATOR SUPERVISOR
U REPORT TAKING UNIT
UC UCLA POLICE
V DIVISIONAL VICE INVESTIGATOR
VS VISITOR SERVICES
W DIVISONAL DETECTIVES
X EXTRA PATROL UNIT
Z SPECIAL PATROL UNIT (RESERVES)

THE LAST POSITION INDICATES THE MASTER BEAT OR SPECIAL UNIT NUMBER
(SOME UNITS THAT HAVE THE LAST DIGIT OF 0 ARE SPECIAL UNITS)

10 WATCH COMMANDER
20-70 FIELD SUPERVISOR
80 COMMUNITY RELATIONS
90 STATION DESK

CITYWIDE UNITS

SUPPORT SERVICES (“DAVID” UNITS):

1D FIELD SUPPORT SERVICES
2D AIRCRAFT SUPPORT SERVICES
3D TACTICAL PLANNING

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES (“HENRY” UNITS):

1H DETENTIONS/JAIL
2H SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS
2H2 BOMB SQUAD
2H90 CRIME LAB
2H90B PHOTO LAB
2H90C LATENT PRINTS
3H ADVANCE PALNNING
4H MOTOR TRANSPORTATION
5H PERSONNEL
6H MANAGEMENT SERVICES
8H FISCAL SERVICES
9H PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
10H COMMUNICATIONS
12H RECORDS & IDENTIFICATION
13H SUPPLIES
14H TRAINING

INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES (“KING” UNITS):

1K INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES HEADQUARTERS
2K BURGARY/AUTO THEFTS
3K BUNCO/FORGERY
4K ROBBERY/HOMICIDE
5K DETECTIVE SUPPORT SECTION
5K90 SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE SECTION
5K90C CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY SECTION
5K90G GANG SECTION
5K90F FUGITIVE SECTION

METROPOLITAN (METRO) DIVISION (“ROBERT” UNITS):

R plus Unit Number plus:

A ADMINISTRATIVE PLATOON
B VALLEY PLATOON
C METRO AREA PLATOON
D SPECIAL WEAPONS AND TACTICS (SWAT) TEAM
E EQUESTRIAN UNIT
G METRO ANTI-GANG TASK FORCE ?

SPECIAL SERVICES (“Y” UNITS)

2Y INTERNAL AFFAIRS
4Y ORGANIZED CRIME INTELLIGENCE
5Y ANTI-TERRORIST UNIT
6Y VICE ADMINISTRATION
7Y NARCOTICS – TASK FORCE AND SPECIAL UNITS
8Y NARCOTICS – FIELD ENFORCEMENT
9Y NARCOTICS – MAJOR and MID-LEVEL ENFORCEMENT

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT CODES

RADIO CODES

Code 1 Acknowledge Call/Respond Over Radio
Code 2 Routine Call, No Lights or Siren
Code 2-HIGH Priority Call, No Lights or Siren
Code 3 Emergency Call, Lights and Siren
Code 4 No Further Assistance Needed
Code 5 Stakeout – Stay Away
Code 6 Out of Car on Investigation
Code 6A Out of Car on Investigation, Requires Assistance
Code 6C Out of Car on Investigation, Suspect is Wanted
Code 6G Out of Car on Investigation, Gang Activity
Code 7 Meal Break
Code 8 Fire Alarm
Code 8A Working Fire
Code 10 Request to Clear Frequency for Crime Broadcast
Code 12 False Alarm
Code 20 Notify Media
Code 30 Burglar Alarm (Code 30 Ringer or Code 30 Silent)
Code 37 Vehicle is Reported Stolen
Code 77 Caution, Possible Ambush
Code 99 Emergency
Code 100 In Position to Intercept

COMMONLY USED PENAL CODES USED AS RADIO CODES

148 Resisting Arrest
187 Homicide
207 Kidnapping
211 Armed Robbery
211 SILENT Silent Holdup Alarm
240 Assault
242 Battery
245 Assault With Deadly Weapon
246 Shooting in Dwelling
261 Rape
288 Lewd Conduct
311 Indecent Exposure
374 Illegal Dumping
390 Intoxicated Person
415 Disturbance
417 Person With a Gun
451 Arson
459 Burglary
470 Forgery
480 Hit and Run
484 Theft
487 Grand Theft
488 Petty Theft
502 Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

CALIFORNIA STANDARD 10-CODES

10-10 Out of Service
10-11 Talk Slower
10-12 Visitors Present
10-14 Escort
10-15 Enroute With Prisoner
10-16 Pick Up Prisoner
10-17 Pick Up Document
10-23 Stand-By
10-24 Trouble at Station
10-27 Check Driver’s License
10-34 Resume Normal Broadcast
10-35 Confidential Information
10-36 Correct Time
10-37 Name of Operator
10-39 Message Delivered
10-86 Traffic Check
10-97 Arriving On Scene
10-98 Assignment Complete
10-99 Emergency

OTHER TERMINOLOGY

AC Aircraft Crash
BT Bomb Threat
PR Person Reporting (Complaintant)
RD Reporting District (Division plus Master Beat)
TC Traffic Collision

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