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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

    10-45D

    Dead
  • 2

    502

    Drunk Driving 
  • 3

    510

    Speeding or Racing Vehicles 
  • 4

    10-22

    Disregard Last Assignment 
  • 5

    242

    Battery 
  • 6

    10-20

    Location
  • 7

    187

    Homicide
  • 8

    10-0

    Caution
  • 9

    311

    Indecent Exposure 
  • 10

    240

    Assault 
  • 11

    10-3

    Stop Transmitting 
  • 12

    10-71

    Shooting
  • 13

    10-9

    Repeat Message
  • 14

    10-15

    Prisoner in Custody
  • 15

    10-32

    Drowning
  • 16

    10-66

    Suspicious Person
  • 17

    10-53

    Man Down
  • 18

    10-51

    Drunk
  • 19

    207

    Kidnapping
  • 20

    10-91

    Animal 
  • 21

    10-56

    Suicide 
  • 22

    10-80

    Explosion
  • 23

    10-50

    Under Influence of Drugs
  • 24

    10-26

    Clear
  • 25

    10-70

    Prowler