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.
list ordered by

1
282 139
10-20
Location

2
176 106
10-9
Repeat Message

3
237 153
10-53
Man Down

4
190 121
10-51
Drunk

5
70 30
502
Drunk Driving 

6
126 75
10-45D
Dead

7
136 84
187
Homicide

8
95 52
311
Indecent Exposure 

9
81 43
10-3
Stop Transmitting 

10
83 50
10-66
Suspicious Person

11
50 24
242
Battery 

12
66 38
510
Speeding or Racing Vehicles 

13
62 35
10-22
Disregard Last Assignment 

14
90 60
207
Kidnapping

15
56 31
10-15
Prisoner in Custody

16
70 46
10-50
Under Influence of Drugs

17
49 28
10-0
Caution

18
44 24
10-71
Shooting

19
49 29
10-32
Drowning

20
53 36
10-56
Suicide 

21
54 37
240
Assault 

22
49 37
10-80
Explosion

23
39 28
10-91
Animal 

24
42 32
10-43
Call a Doctor 

25
57 48
10-26
Clear