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Police Officer Codes (And What They Mean)

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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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  • 1
    357
    138

    502

    Drunk Driving 
  • 2
    559
    281

    10-20

    Location
  • 3
    253
    115

    10-45D

    Dead
  • 4
    225
    108

    187

    Homicide
  • 5
    314
    178

    10-53

    Man Down
  • 6
    238
    124

    10-9

    Repeat Message
  • 7
    170
    78

    311

    Indecent Exposure 
  • 8
    253
    143

    10-51

    Drunk
  • 9
    117
    48

    10-3

    Stop Transmitting 
  • 10
    108
    46

    510

    Speeding or Racing Vehicles 
  • 11
    90
    37

    10-22

    Disregard Last Assignment 
  • 12
    111
    54

    10-66

    Suspicious Person
  • 13
    123
    67

    207

    Kidnapping
  • 14
    84
    35

    242

    Battery 
  • 15
    88
    39

    240

    Assault 
  • 16
    77
    31

    10-0

    Caution
  • 17
    69
    30

    10-71

    Shooting
  • 18
    74
    36

    10-32

    Drowning
  • 19
    71
    34

    10-15

    Prisoner in Custody
  • 20
    88
    55

    10-50

    Under Influence of Drugs
  • 21
    79
    47

    10-56

    Suicide 
  • 22
    84
    57

    10-26

    Clear
  • 23
    67
    44

    10-80

    Explosion
  • 24
    57
    36

    10-91

    Animal 
  • 25
    70
    50

    10-70

    Prowler