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A comprehensive list of the APCO police 10 codes


By Megan Wells, PoliceOne Contributor

Police 10 codes are a common form of communication for LEOs. And while some departments are beginning to favor plain English over 10 codes, it's still an important language to learn. Here is a fully comprehensive list of Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) 10 codes. Note: 10 codes can vary greatly from department to department. 

Code Meaning
10-0 Use Caution
10-1 Signal Weak
10-2 Signal Good
10-3 Stop Transmitting
10-4 Affirmative
10-5 Relay To/From
10-6 Busy
10-7 Out of Service
10-8 In Service
10-9 Say Again
10-10 Negative
10-11 _On Duty (Employee #)
10-12 Stand By (Stop)
10-13 Weather Conditions
10-14 Message/Information
10-15 Message Delivered
10-16 Reply to Message
10-17 En-route
10-18 Urgent
10-19 (In) Contact
10-20 Location
10-21 Call (__) by Phone
10-22 Disregard
10-23 Arrived at Scene
10-24 Assignment Completed
10-25 Report to (Meet)
10-26 Estimated Arrival Time
10-27 License/Permit Information
10-28 Vehicle Information
10-29 Records Check
10-30 Danger/Caution
10-31 Pick Up
10-32 __ Units Needed (Specify)
10-33 Need Immediate Assistance
10-34 Current Time
10-40 Fight in Progress
10-41 Beginning Tour of Duty
10-42 Ending Tour of Duty
10-43 In Pursuit
10-44 Riot
10-45 Bomb Threat
10-45 Bank Alarm
10-47 Complete Assignment Quickly
10-48 Detaining Suspect, Expedite
10-49 Drag Racing
10-50 Vehicle Accident
10-51 Dispatch Wrecker
10-52 Dispatch Ambulance
10-53 Road Blocked
10-54 Hit and Run Accident
10-55 Intoxicated Driver
10-56 Intoxicated Pedestrian
10-57 Request BT Operator
10-58 Direct Traffic
10-59 Escort
10-60 Suspicious Vehicle
10-61 Stopping Suspicious Vehicle
10-62 B and E in Progress
10-63 Prepare to Receive Assignment
10-64 Crime in Progress
10-65 Armed Robbery
10-66 Notify Medical Examiner
10-67 Report of Death
10-68 Livestock in Roadway
10-69 Advise Telephone Number
10-70 Improper Parked Vehicle
10-71 Improper Use of Radio
10-72 Prisoner in Custody
10-73 Mental Subject
10-74 Prison/Jail Break
10-75 Wanted or Stolen
10-76 Prowler
10-77 Direct Traffic at Fire Scene
10-80 Fire Alarm
10-81 Nature of Fire
10-82 Fire in Progress
10-83 Smoke Visible
10-84 No Smoke Visible
10-85 Respond Without Blue Lights/Siren

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