Law Enforcement Police Officer Codes (And What They Mean)  

Jacoby Bancroft
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Have you ever seen a police officer in public speaking in a bunch of numbers? That's because they have their own set of numerical codes they use in order to say things fast and efficient. It turns out, they have a police scanner code for just about everything.  What do these police officer codes mean? Check out the list below to find out these important police code meanings and to learn about all the different codes police officers use.
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259 132
10-20 Location

2
229 148
10-53 Man Down

3
169 104
10-9 Repeat Message

4
131 76
187 Homicide

5
185 119
10-51 Drunk

6
124 73
10-45D Dead

7
63 29
502 Drunk Driving 

8
78 41
10-3 Stop Transmitting 

9
91 52
311 Indecent Exposure 

10
83 48
10-66 Suspicious Person

11
56 30
10-15 Prisoner in Custody

12
65 38
510 Speeding or Racing Vehicles 

13
48 24
242 Battery 

14
88 59
207 Kidnapping

15
70 45
10-50 Under Influence of Drugs

16
58 35
10-22 Disregard Last Assignment 

17
44 23
10-71 Shooting

18
48 27
10-0 Caution

19
48 28
10-32 Drowning

20
53 35
10-56 Suicide 

21
52 37
240 Assault 

22
48 37
10-80 Explosion

23
57 46
10-26 Clear

24
38 28
10-91 Animal 

25
41 31
10-43 Call a Doctor