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10-7A  Out of service at home. 
10-7B  Out of service - personal. 
10-7od Out of service - off duty 
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 ______. 
10-21b Phone your home 
10-21r Phone radio dispatch 
10-22  Disregard the last assignment. 
10-22c Leave area if all secure. 
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 wants/warrants.[vehicle] (PIN,SVS) 
10-29a Check wants/warrants [subject] (PIN) 
10-29c Check complete [subject] 
10-29f The subject is wanted for a felony. 
10-29h Caution - severe hazard potential. 
10-29r Check wants/record [subject PIN,CJIC) 
10-29m The subject is wanted for a misdemeanor. 
10-29v The vehicle wanted in connection W/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. 
10-46  Sick person [ambulance enroute] 
10-48  Ambulance transfer call 
10-49  Proceed to/Enroute to ______. 
10-50  Under influence of narcotics/Take a report.
10-51  Subject is drunk. 
10-52  Resuscitator is needed. 
10-53  Person down. 
10-54  Possible dead body. 
10-55  Coroner's case. 
10-56  Suicide. 
10-56A Suicide attempt. 
10-57  Firearm discharged. 
10-58  Garbage complaint 
10-59  Security check./Malicious mischief 
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. 
10-65  Missing person 
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  Knifing. 
10-73  How do you receive? 
10-79  Bomb threat. 
10-80  Explosion. 
10-86  Any traffic? 
10-87  Meet the officer at ______. 
10-88  Fill with the officer/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. 
10-91h Stray horse 
10-91j Pickup/collect ______. 
10-91L Leash law violation. 
10-91V Vicious animal. 
10-95  Pedestrian/ Requesting an I.D./Techunit. 
10-96  Out of vehicle-ped. send backup 
10-97  Arrived at the scene. 
10-98  Available for assignment. 
10-99  Open police garage door.
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  10-27 with the driver being held. 
11-28  10-28 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. 
11-71  Fire.
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. 

900 Series Codes 
904  Fire. 
904A Automobile fire. 
904B Building fire. 
904G Grass fire. 
909  Traffic problem; police needed. 
910  Can handle this detail. 
925  Suspicious vehicle.
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. 
957  Delayed response of __ minutes. 
980  Restrict calls to emergency only. 
981  Resume normal traffic. 
1000 Plane crash 
3000 Road block 

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 10 Bomb threat 
Code 12 Notify news media 
Code 20 Officer needs assistance 
Code 22 Restricted radio traffic 
Code 30 Officer needs HELP - EMERGENCY! 
Code 33 Mobile emergency - clear this radio channel. 
Code 43 TAC forces committed. 

APCO Phonetic Alphabet 
A Adam        N Nora 
B Boy         O Ocean 
C Charles     P Paul 
D David       Q Queen 
E Edward      R Robert 
F Frank       S Sam 
G George      T Tom 
H Henry       U Union 
I Ida         V Victor 
J John        W William 
K King        X X-ray 
L Lincoln     Y Yellow 
M Mary        Z Zebra

International/Aviation Phonetic Alphabet
A Alpha       N November
B Bravo       O Oscar
C Charlie     P Papa
D Delta       Q Quebec
E Echo        R Romeo
F Foxtrot     S Sierra
G Golf        T Tango
H Hotel       U Uniform
I India       V Victor
J Juliet      W Whiskey
K Kilo        X X-ray
L Lima        Y Yankee
M Mike        Z Zulu

Most Frequently Used California Penal Codes
32        	Accessory to a felony 
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 
102       	Take or destroy property in custody of officer 
118       	Perjury 
136.1(a)  	Intimidation of witness or victim from attending/testifying at 
                any trial
136.1(b1) 	Intimidation of witness or victim from reporting crime to 
                police/other authorities 
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       	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 
187 		Murder 
192.1 	        Voluntary manslaughter 
192.2 	        Involuntary manslaughter 
192.3 	        Vehicular manslaughter 
203 		Mayhem 
207 		Kidnap 
209a 		Kidnapping for ransom/extortion 
209b 		Kidnapping for robbery 
211 		Robbery 
220 		Assault with intent to mayhem/rape/sodomy/oral copulation 
236 		False imprisonment 
240 		Assault 
240-242 	Assault and 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 		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 
261.5 	        Rape - under 18 years of age 
262 		Rape of spouse 
266h 		Pimping 
266i 		Pandering 
270 		Child neglect/failing to pay the support payments 
271 		Child abandonment - under 14 
272 		Contributing to the delinquency of a minor 
273.5a 	        Corporal injury to spouse/cohabitant 
273d 		Corporal injury upon child 
278 		Child abduction from parent or guardian 
285 		Incest 
286 		Sodomy 
288 		Sex crimes against children 
288a 		Oral copulation 
290 		Sex registration 
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 
402b 		Abandoned refrigerator 
415 		Disturbing the peace (be specific) 
417 		Brandishing a weapon 
451 		Arson 
459 		Burglary 
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+) 
488 		Petty theft (<$400) 
496 		Receiving stolen property 
499b 		Joyriding 
503 		Embezzlement 
537 		Nonpayment of a bill (Restaurants, etc.) 
537e 		Article with serial number removed 
555 		Posted trespass 
594 		Vandalism 
597 		Killing or abusing animals 
602L 		Trespass 
603 		Trespass with damage 
647b 		Prostitution 
647f 		Drunk in public 
647g 		Disorderly conduct - loitering on private property at night 
647h 		Disorderly conduct - peeking into an inhabited building
647a 		Annoy/molest child 
653m 		Harassment by phone (obscene call) 
4532 		Escape (also 32 PC) 
12020 	        Possession of a deadly weapon 
12025 	        Possession of a concealed firearm 
12031 	        Possession of a loaded firearm 

Most Frequently Used California Vehicle Codes 
10851 	Auto theft 
10852 	Malicious mischief to a vehicle
22500e 	Vehicle blocking a driveway 
23109 	Exhibition of speed 
23110 	Throwing articles at a vehicle 
4601 	Suspended or revoked license 
20001 	Hit and run - injury or death 
20002 	Hit and run - property damage 
21111 	Throwing article 
22348 	Maximum speed law - 55 MPH 
23112 	Throwing garbage on highway
22350 	Basic speed law - unsafe speed 
23152 	Drunk driving 

Most Frequently Used California Health and Safety Codes
(Relating to heroin, cocaine, peyote, mescaline, and THC) 
11350 	Possession 
11351 	Possession for sales 
11352 	Sale/transportation 

(Relating to marijuana) 
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) 
11377 	Possession
11378 	Possession for sale 

Misceallaneous Health and Safety Codes
5150 	Mental/emotional 
5170 	Unable to care for self
11364 	Paraphernalia 
11368 	Forged prescription 
11550 	Under influence of a controlled substance
12677 	Fireworks