Secrets 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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1
196 98
10-20 Location

2
168 108
10-51 Drunk

3
201 134
10-53 Man Down

4
148 94
10-9 Repeat Message

5
102 60
10-45D Dead

6
79 43
311 Indecent Exposure 

7
68 36
10-3 Stop Transmitting 

8
77 44
10-66 Suspicious Person

9
58 29
510 Speeding or Racing Vehicles 

10
108 70
187 Homicide

11
53 26
502 Drunk Driving 

12
50 26
10-15 Prisoner in Custody

13
83 55
207 Kidnapping

14
66 41
10-50 Under Influence of Drugs

15
41 20
242 Battery 

16
52 31
10-22 Disregard Last Assignment 

17
48 29
10-56 Suicide 

18
36 20
10-71 Shooting

19
41 25
10-0 Caution

20
40 26
10-32 Drowning

21
46 32
240 Assault 

22
35 23
10-91 Animal 

23
36 25
10-43 Call a Doctor 

24
43 33
10-80 Explosion

25
51 41
10-26 Clear

26
33 28
10-70 Prowler