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Phonetic Alpahbets
A   Adam/Alpha
B   Boy/Bravo
C   Charles/Charlie
D   David/Delta
E   Edward/Echo
F   Frank/Foxtrot
G   George/Golf
H   Henry/Hotel
I     Ida/India
J   John/Juliette
K   King/Kilo
L   Lincoln/Lima
M   Mary/Mike
N   Nora/Nancy/November
O   Ocean/Oscar
P   Paul/Papa
Q   Queen/Quebec
R   Robert/Romeo
S   Sam/Sierra
T   Tom/Tango
U   Union/Uniform
V   Victor/Victor
W   William/Whiskey
X   X-Ray/X-Ray
Y   Yellow/Young/Yankee
Z   Zebra/Zulu
 
Response Codes
Code 1   Routine Response
Code 2   Urgent: Flashing Lights, No Siren
Code 3   Urgent: Flashing Lights & Siren
Code 4   Everything is Okay/Under Control
 
Scanner Terms
28:  Vehicle Registration Check--Traffic Stop
45:  Usually Meaning 10-45 = Driver's License Check
54:  Usually Meaning 10-54 = Vehicle Accident With Fatality
AAA:  American Automobile Association
A & B:  Assault & Battery
ABC:  Airway, Breathing, Circulation
Actor:  Suspect or Person Under Surveillence
ADC:  Adult Detention Center
ADW:  Assault with a Deadly Weapon
A-Fib:  Atrial Fibrillation
AGE:  Alcohol & Gambling Enforcement
Aircare:  North Memorial's Helicopter
ALS:  Advanced Life Support
AMS:  Altered Mental Status
APCO:  Association of Public Safety Communications Officials
ARMER:  Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response-MN 800Mhz Digital Radio System
ASAP:  As Soon As Possible
ATL:  Attempt To Locate
ATV:  All Terrain Vehicle
BAC:  Blood Alcohol Content
BC:  Battalion Chief
BCA:  Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
B & E:  Breaking & Entering
BI:  Burn Index
BLM:  Bureau Of Land Management
BLS:  Basic Life Support
C2C:  Car-to-Car Radio Frequency
CAD:  Computer Aided Dispatch
CC:  Chief Complaint
CDC:  Center For Disease Control
CERT:  Community Emergency Response Team
CHF:  Congestive Heart Failure
CI:  Confidential Informant
CID:  Criminal Investigation Department
CISD:  Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
CISM:  Critical Incident Stress Management
CJIS:  Criminal Justice Information System
CO:  Carbon Monoxide
CO2:  Carbon Dioxide
COD:  Cause of Death
Complaintant:  Person Calling Police or Making Police Report
COPD:  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CP:  Chest Pain
CP:  Command Post
CPR:  Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
CSO:  Community Service Officer
CTCSS:  Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (sub-audible tone transmitted on a frequency)
DAC:  Driving After Cancellation
DAR:  Driving After Revocation
DAS:  Driving After Suspension
DB:  Dead Body
DC:  Deputy Chief/Division Chief/District Chief
DCS:  Digital Coded Squelch (sub-audible tone transmitted on a frequency)
Detox:  Detox center for drunks/drug users
DK:  Drunk ("DK Driver")
DL:  Driver's License
DMV:  Department of Motor Vehicles
DNR:  Department of Natrural Resources
DNR:  Do Not Resuscitate
DO:  District Office
DOA:  Dead on Arrival
DOB:  Date of Birth
DOI:  Department of Interior
DOT:  Department of Transportation
DPL:  Digital Private Line (sub-audible tone transmitted on a frequency)
DPS:  Department of Public Safety
DPW:  Department of Public Works
DUI:  Driving Under the Influence
DVS:  Driver & Vehicle Services
DWI:  Driving While Intoxicated
DX:  Diagnosis
E-911:  Enhanced 911 (showing callers phone #, address, and history)
ED:  Emergency Department (ER)
EKG:  Electrocardiogram
EMD:  Emergency Medical Dispatch
EMS:  Emergency Medical Service
EMT:  Emergency Medical Technician
EMT-B:  EMT Basic
EMT-I:  EMT Intermediate
ENT:  Ear, Nose, Throat
EOC:  Emergency Operations Center
EPA:  Environmental Protection Agency
ER:  Emergency Room
ERT:  Emergency Response Team
ETA:  Estimated Time of Arrival
FAA:  Federal Aviation Administration
FBI:  Federal Bureau of Investigation
FC:  Fire Chief/Fire Captain
FCC:  Federal Communications Commission
FD:  Fire Department/Fire District
FF:  Fire Fighter
FEMA:  Federal Emergency Management Agency
FIRECOM:  Fire Communications Channel (usually 154.295)
Fireground:  Radio Frequency Used at Fire Scene--portable radio, low power
FLIR:  Forward Looking Infared (usually a camera on police helicopter)
FPD:  Fire Protection District
FST:  Field Sobriaty Test
FTA:  Failure To Appear
FTO:  Field Training Officer
FX:  Fracture
GI:  Gastrointestinal
GOA:  Gone on Arrival
GPM:  Gallons Per Minute
GPS:  Global Positioning System
GSR:  Gun Shot Residue
GSW:  Gun Shot Wound
GTA:  Grand Theft Auto
HazMat:  Hazardous Materials
HBD:  Has Been Drinking
Head Med:  Medication for Medical Reasons
Hit:  Warrant for Person's Arrest or Stolen Property (usually wanted)
H & R:  Hit & Run Accident
IC:  Incident Command
ICR:  Initial Complaint Report--Case Number
ICS:  Incident Command System
ICU:  Intensive Care Unit
Jaws:  Jaws of Life for extrication of person trapped in a damaged vehicle
JDC:  Juvenille Detention Center
Landline:  Telephone Call Made Over a Traditional Phone Line
LDH:  Large Diameter Hose
LEC:  Law Enforcement Center
Life Link:  LifeLink III Helicopter or Ambulance
LLQ:  Lower Left Quadrant
LT:  Lieutenant
LZ:  Landing Zone (for medical helicopter)
MA:  Mutual Aid
Main:  Primary Frequency
MARC:  Mutual Aid Radio Channel
MDC:  Mobile Data Computer
MDT:  Mobile Data Terminal
MI:  Myocardial Infarction
MICU:  Mobile Intensive Care Unit
MIMS:  Minnesota Incident Management System (155.370)
MINSEF:  Minnesota Statewide Emergency Frequency (155.475)
MNICS:  Minnesota Incident Command System
MVA:  Motor Vehicle Accident
NCIC:  National Crime Information Center (database)
NICU:  Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
NIMS:  National Incident Management System
Nitro:  Nitroglycerin (for heart patients)
NRB:  Non-Rebreather Mask (oxygen)
O2:  Oxygen
OD:  Overdose
OES:  Office of Emergency Services
OIS:  Officer Involved Shooting
OLN:  Operator's License Number (Driver's License #)
OOS:  Out of Service
Operator:  A Person/Officer Trained to Administer Breathalyzer Test at Jail
Operator:  Driver of a Vehicle
O of P:  Order of Protection (restraining order)
PBT:  Preliminary Breathalyzer Test
PC:  Probable Cause
PC:  Passenger Car
PD:  Police Department
PD:  Property Damage
PI:  Personal Injury
PIO:  Public Infomation Officer
PL:  Private Line (sub-audible tone transmitted on a frequency)
Point:  Point-to-Point Radio Frequency (155.370)
Portable:  Portable, Handheld, Two-Way Radio
Priors:  Items on a Person's Record (convictions)
PSAP:  Public Safety Answering Point
PTA:  Prior to Arrival
QA:  Query Article
QB:  Query Boat
QDC:  Query Disabiltiy Certificate
QDLI:  Query Driver's License Image
QDM: 
QDNS:  Query Driver Name Search
QDP:  Query Driver Record & Person Files (Search DMV, CJIS, NCIC)
QDW: 
QG:  Query Gun
QGM:  Query Gang Member
QHM:  Query Minnesota Criminal History Identification
QML: 
QMO:  ? Dispatcher runs a person's name and gets back a list of vehicles registered to that person
QMR:  Query Motor Vehicle Registration & Vehicle Files (Search DMV, CJIS, & NCIC)
QMS:  Query Motor Vehicle Registration by Sticker
QMW:  ? Random registration/license check (vehicle is not pulled over)
QP:  Query Person ("clear QP")
QPO:  Query Protection Order
QRM:  Query Minnesota Criminal History Record
QS:  Query Securities
QU:  Query Unidentified
QV:  Query Vehicle
QWI:  Query Wants
QXS:  Query Sex Offenders
RCA2000:  Crime Computer Database with Criminal History & Warrant Info
RIT:  Rapid Intervention Team
RJC:  Regional Juvenille Center
RO:  Registered Owner of a Vehicle
RP:  Reporting Party, Person Calling Police
SERT:  Special Emergency Response Team
SIU:  Special Investigation Unit
Slumper:  A Person "Slumped" Over In A Car--Possibly DOA Or Medical Condition
SO:  Sheriff's Office
SOP:  Standard Operating Procedure
SP:  State Patrol
S & R:  Search & Rescue
Statewide:  Statewide Radio Frequency (154.295, 155.340, 155.370, 155.475)
Suspect:  Person the Police Assume Committed a Crime or Act
SWAT:  Special Weapons & Tactics
T2T:  Truck 2 Truck
Tac:  Tactical--usually a radio frequency
TC:  Traffic Collision
TO:  Training Officer
TOA:  Time on Arrival
TRO:  Temporary Restraining Order
URI:  Upper Respiratory Infection
UTL:  Unable to Locate
Vic:  Victim
Victim:  Person a crime was committed against
VIN:  Vehicle Idenfication Number
Want:  Warrant for Arrest
WISPERN:  Wisconsin State Police Emergency Radio Network (155.475)
 
 
Common 10-Codes in Minnesota
10-1   RECEIVING POORLY                                                    
10-2   RECEIVING WELL                                                         
10-3   MESSAGE/PAGE RECEIVED                                         
10-4   OK/AFFIRMATIVE                                                          
10-5   RELAY                                                                           
10-6   BUSY/OUT ON CALL/ARRIVAL
10-7   OUT OF SERVICE (END OF SHIFT)
10-8   IN SERIVCE (START OF SHIFT)/EN ROUTE TO CALL/CLEAR OF CALL
10-9   REPEAT TRANSMISSION
10-10 BACK AT BASE
10-11 DISPATCHING TOO FAST
10-12 PERSON PRESENT
10-13 WEATHER CONDITION
10-14 CONVOY OR ESCORT
10-15 PRISONER IN CUSTODY
10-16 DAILY REPORTS
10-17 WARRANTS/SUMMONS
10-18 COMPLETE ASSIGNMENT
10-19 OUT AT OFFICE/JAIL/SHERIFF'S OFFICE
10-20 LOCATION
10-21 PHONE CALL
10-22 CANCEL
10-23 OFFICER SAFETY CHECK
10-24 OFFICER SAFETY CHECK: OK FOR NOW, CONTINUE WITH CHECKS
10-25 OFFICER SAFETY CHECK: OK, NO FURTHER CHECKS NEEDED
10-26 CALL DISTRICT OFFICE
10-27 DROWINING
10-28 VEHICLE REGISTRATION CHECK
10-29 STOLEN
10-30 VANDALISM
10-31 MEET ME AT...
10-32 IS BREATHALYZER ON?
10-33 EMERGENCY RADIO TRAFFIC ONLY
10-34 TROUBLE AT STATION
10-35 CONFIDENTIAL
10-36 TIME?
10-37 HOUSE CHECK
10-38 10-28 WITH LOCATION
10-39 ASSIST WITH...AT...
10-40 LOCATION CONFIDENTIAL
10-41 SWITCH TO CHANNEL...
10-42 CALL HOME
10-43
10-44 DRIVER'S LICENSE CLEAR
10-45 DRIVER'S LICENSE CHECK
10-46 D.N.R. VIOLATION
10-47 URNINE % REPORT
10-48 BLOOD % REPORT
10-49 10-8 TRAINING (NOT ON DUTY FOR CALLS)
10-50 ACCIDENT: PROPERTY DAMAGE, NO INJURIES
10-51 TOW EN ROUTE
10-52 ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES
10-53 AMBULANCE EN ROUTE
10-54 ACCIDENT WITH FATALITY
10-55 FUNERAL
10-56 INTOXICATED DRIVER
10-57 INTOXICATED PERSON
10-58 TALK TO CAR #...
10-59 10-58 COMPLETE
10-60 CASE NUMBER
10-61 POSSIBLE NARCOTICS INVOLVED
10-62 USE CAUTION
10-63
10-64 CONSIDERED DANGEROUS
10-65 CLEAR FOR BROADCAST
10-66 SUICIDE ATTEMPT
10-67 FIRE CALL
10-68 ROCK FALL
10-69 CAR KILL DEER
10-70 OUT OF COUNTY
10-71 BACK IN COUNTY
10-72 D.O.A.
10-73 ABANDONED VEHICLE
10-74 THEFT
10-75 JUVENILE TROUBLE
10-76 SEE COMPLAINANT
10-77 PROWLER
10-78 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE NEEDED
10-79 DOMESTIC
10-80 SEX CRIME
10-81 ALARM
10-82 BURGLARY
10-83 DISTURBANCE
10-84 FIGHT
10-85 KNIFING/STABBING
10-86 ROBBERY/HOLD UP
10-87 SHOOTING
10-88 OFFICER NEEDS HELP
10-89 HOMICIDE
10-90
10-91 BLOOD RUN
10-92 RESERVE ROOM FOR...
10-93 FREQUENCY CHECK
10-94 RADIO SERVICE MAN AT...
10-95 TEST WITH NO MODULATION
10-96 CIVIL DEFENSE PRELIMINARY
10-97 CIVIL DEFENSE EVACUATION
10-98 CIVIL DEFESE TAKE OVER
10-99
10-100 RESTROOM BREAK
 
Common Medical/Ambulance 10-Codes
10-5  EN ROUTE
10-6  OUT OF SERVICE AT HOME
10-7  ARRIVAL AT SCENE
10-8  CLEAR AND IN SERVICE
10-9  LEAVING SCENE
10-10  OUT AT _______
10-11  ARRIVING AT MEDICAL FACILITY
10-12  PERSON PRESENT
10-14  NEED PATIENT INFO
10-16  CLEAR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
10-17  MONITORED CALL
10-18  OFF THE AIR
10-19  ON RADIO
10-20  LOCATION
10-21  D.O.A.
10-25  PSYCHIATRIC CASE
 
APCO 10-Codes (used by most counties in Wisconsin)
10-0  USE CAUTION
10-1  SIGNAL WEAK
10-2  SIGNAL GOOD
10-3  STOP TRANSMITTING
10-4  OKAY/AFFIRMATIVE
10-5  RELAY
10-6  STATION BUSY
10-7  OUT OF SERVICE
10-8  IN SERVICE
10-9  REPEAT
10-10 FIGHT IN PROGRESS
10-11 ANIMAL PROBLEM
10-12 STAND BY
10-13 REPORT CONDITIONS
10-14 PROWLER
10-15 CIVIL DISTURBANCE
10-16 DOMESTIC PROBLEM
10-17 MEET COMPLAINTANT
10-18 URGENT
10-19 GO TO STATION
10-20 LOCATION
10-21 PHONE CALL
10-22 DISREGARD
10-23 ARRIVED AT SCENE
10-24 ASSIGNMENT COMPLETE
10-25 REPORT TO...
10-26 DETAINING SUSPECT
10-27 DRIVER'S LICENSE CHECK
10-28 VEHICLE REGISTRATION CHECK
10-29 CHECK RECORDS FOR STOLEN
10-30 UNAUTORIZED USE OF RADIO
10-31 CRIME IN PROGRESS
10-32 PERSON WITH GUN
10-33 EMERGENCY--ALL UNITS STAND BY
10-34 RIOT
10-35 MAJOR CRIME ALERT
10-36 CORRECT TIME
10-37 SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE
10-38 STOP SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE
10-39 RESPOND W/LIGHTS & SIREN
10-40 DO NOT USE LIGHTS & SIREN
10-41 BEGINNING SHIFT
10-42 END OF SHIFT
10-43 INFORMATION
10-44 PERMISSION TO LEAVE
10-45 DEAD ANIMAL
10-46 ASSIST MOTORIST
10-47 EMERGENCY ROAD REPAIR
10-48 TRAFFIC CONTROL
10-49 TRAFFIC SIGNAL OUT
10-50 TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
10-51 REQUEST TOW TRUCK
10-52 REQUEST AMBULANCE
10-53 ROADWAY BLOCKED
10-54 LIVESTOCK ON ROADWAY
10-55 INTOXICATED DRIVER
10-56 INTOXICATED PEDESTRIAN
10-57 HIT & RUN ACCIDENT
10-58 DIRECT TRAFFIC
10-59 ESCORT
10-60 SQUAD IN VICINITY
10-61 PERSONNEL IN VICINITY
10-62 REPLY TO MESSAGE
10-63 PREPARE TO COPY
10-64 LOCAL MESSAGE
10-65 NET MESSAGE
10-66 CANCEL MESSAGE
10-67 CLEAR FOR NET MESSAGE
10-68 DISPATCH INFORMATION
10-69 MESSAGE RECEIVED
10-70 FIRE ALARM
10-71 ADVISE NATURE OF ALARM
10-72 REPORT PROGRESS OF ALARM
10-73 SMOKE REPORT
10-74 NEGATIVE
10-75 IN CONTACT WITH...
10-76 EN ROUTE TO...
10-77 ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL
10-78 REQUEST ASSISTANCE
10-79 NOTIFY CORONER
10-80 PURSUIT IN PROGRESS
10-81 BREATHALYZER REPORTS
10-82 RESERVE LODGINGS FOR...
10-83 SCHOOL CROSSING ASSIGNMENT
10-84
10-85 ARRIVAL DELAYED
10-86 OPERATOR ON DUTY
10-87 PICK UP
10-88 ADVISE TELEPHONE #
10-89 BOMB THREAT
10-90 ALARM
10-91 PICK UP SUBJECT
10-92 ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLE
10-93 BLOCKAGE
10-94 DRAG RACING
10-95 SUBJECT IN CUSTODY
10-96 DETAIN SUBJECT
10-97 TEST SIGNAL
10-98 PRISONER ESCAPE
10-99 WANTED OR STOLEN
10-100 POLICE NEEDED
10-105 DECEASED PERSON
10-106 SUSPICIOUS PERSON
10-107 CHECK RESIDENCE
 

 
 
Stie Last Updated: 6/8/09