Some common police scanner number codes are code 2, which indicates an urgent situation, code 5, which indicates a stakeout, code 4, which indicates that the officer needs no further assistance, and code 11, which indicates a SWAT call up. Police also use numbered penal codes when communicating with headquarters.Continue Reading
Police scanner penal codes are numbered codes that officers use to quickly and efficiently communicate information about a situation to police headquarters. Some examples of penal codes are 14, which indicates that an ambulance is in route, 18, which indicates a traffic incident, 20i, which indicates an injury has occurred and 30, which indicates a homicide has occurred. Police use scanner 11 codes to communicate highway or roadway situations. The code 11-25, for example, indicates a traffic hazard.
Police use scanner 10 codes for quick, shorthand communication. Fire departments also use 10 codes as a way of making communication more effective by replacing actual words with numbers. Examples of 10 codes include 10-4, indicating that the officer received a message, 10-9, indicating that the officer would like the messenger to repeat the message, 10-10, indicating that the officer is off duty, and 10-38, indicating the officer's location. Police also use several color codes to communicate messages efficiently.Learn more about Audio Equipment