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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE 10-CODES & SIGNALS

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This page will be updated as new information is received.
The following information was not obtained from official sources.

TEN CODES
10-1    Receiving Poorly
10-2    Receiving Well
10-3    Stop Transmitting
10-4    Acknowledgment
10-5    Relay
10-6    Busy
10-7    Out of Service
10-8    In Service
10-9    Repeat
10-10   Temporarily Out of Service
10-11   Dispatching Too Rapidly
10-12   Official/Visitor Present
10-15   Prisoner in Custody
10-17   Investigation
10-18   Expedite
10-19   Return to Station
10-20   Location
10-21   Call HQ by Telephone
10-22   Disregard
10-23   Standby
10-25   In Contact With
10-26   Message Received
10-28   Registration Check
10-29   Stolen Vehicle Check
10-29P  Warrant Check
10-33   Emergency Traffic
10-36   Correct Time
10-37   Operator On Duty
10-39   Message Delivered
10-42   Out at Home
10-45   Contact/Call
10-48   Did You Understand
10-51   Enroute to ...
10-52   Estimated Time of Arrival
10-53   Go/Come to Station
10-54   Negative
10-55   Car-to-Car Transmit
10-56   Meet at ...
10-60   Radio Check
10-65   Can You Copy
10-86   Begin Tour of Duty
10-87   End Tour of Duty
10-88   Contact Number (Owner/Manager)
10-89   Will Be on Pager
10-97   Arrived at Scene
10-98   Cleared Scene


DISPATCH SIGNALS
Indian River County Sheriff's only uses a few Dispatch Signals.
Most dispatch signals are given in plain English.

 7   Dead Person
14   Information
20   Mental Illness
40   Rape
48   Warrant


DISPOSITION / STATUS CODES
A         "Alpha" - All Clear or Secure
CIT       "Charlie" - Citation Issued
D         "Delta" - Disregard?
E         "Echo" - Transported Prisoner
F         "Foxtrot" - Disposition of a Traffic Related Incident not requiring a report
P         "Papa" - Peace Restored
R         "Romeo" - Report Taken
T         "Tango" -
W         "Whiskey" - Warning Issued
WR        "Whiskey Romeo" - Written Warning
Y         "Yankee" - OK
AR        Accident Report
FA        False Alarm
NR        "November Romeo" - No Report Necessary
UNF       Unfounded
UNL       Unable to Locate


RESPONSE CODES
CODE 1 -  Routine Response - No Lights Or Siren
CODE 2 -  Expedite
CODE 3 -  Emergency Response (10-18)
PRIORITY 1 - Expedite


UNIT DESIGNATORS
Road Patrol units are dispatched by their Shift, County Area and Patrol Zone.
Examples: 1101 - 1 = Day Shift          2204 -  2 = Evening Shift
                 1 = North County               2 = South County
                01 = Patrol Zone 1             04 = Patrol Zone 4
Indian River County Sheriff's Office
Patrol Unit Lieutenant Sergeant Corporal Unit
Day Night Day Night Day Night Day Night  
1100's 2100's 1190 2190 1180 2180 1170   North County Patrol Zone Units
1200's 2200's 1290   1280 2280   2270 South County Patrol Zone Units
1300's 1300's     1380 1380 1370 1370 Fellsmere PD Patrol Zone Units
1400's 1400's     1480 1480     unknown

Unit # Unit
1700's Special Operations Units
4100's Multi-Agency Crime Enforcement (M.A.C.E.)
5100's Investigators (Crime Scene, Evidence Technicians, etc.)
5300's Detectives
6100's Theft Prevention Units
7300's Prisoner Transport Units
9050's Animal Control Units
900's Indian River Shores Public Safety
CAP Community Service Aides
Civil Warrant Units
Correction Correction Officers
Court Court Officers
Delta unknown
Hawk Helicopters (Hawk 1 & 2)
K9 Canine Units
Marine Marine Officers / Boats (Marine 11 & 12)
Ranch Ranch & Grove Units
Resource School Resource Officers
Tango Traffic Enforcement
A###'s Officer's ID Number (Alpha ###)
? Community Policing Enforcement (C.O.P.E.)
NOTES:
- Traffic Units are marked "Traffic Units".
- Marine Units are marked "Marine"
- Indian River County CAP units also assist Vero Beach and Sebastian Police Departments.


SHERIFF / POLICE / RESCUE ABBREVIATIONS
AR        Accident Report
BOLO      Be On The Look Out
CIT       Citation
CJ        County Jail
CFS#      Call For Services Number
CP        Close Patrol
DAV       Disabled Vehicle
DB        Division of Booking
DUI       Driving Under the Influence
DOB       Date Of Birth
DL        Driver's License
DWLR      Driving While License Revoked
DWLS      Driving While License Suspended
ETA       Estimated Time of Arrival
FA        False Alarm
FI        Field Interrogation
KW        Key Watch
LE        Law Enforcement
LZ        Landing Zone
NTA       Notice To Appear
PC        Probable Cause (Police)
PC        Patient Contact (Rescue)
PIO       Public Information Officer
POV       Personal Own Vehicle
PX        Telephone
TAW       Trespass Arrest Warning
TOT       Turned Over To
UTL       Unable To Locate
VOP       Violation of Probation

Baker Act       Involuntary Commitment - Suicidal / Mental Illness
Marchment Act   Involuntary Commitment - Alcohol Abuse


VERO BEACH POLICE DEPT.
Vero Beach Police Department uses the same 10-Codes as Indian River County.

DISPATCH SIGNALS
 0   Armed Use Caution
 1   Drunk Driver
 2   Drunk Pedestrian
 3   Hit And Run
 4   Accident
 5   Murder
 6   Escaped Prisoner
 7   Dead Person
 8   Missing Person
 9   Stolen License Plate
10   Stolen Vehicle
11   Abandoned Vehicle
12   Reckless Driver
13   Suspicious Incident
13P  Suspicious Person
14   Advice / Information
15   Special Detail
16   Traffic Obstruction
17   Contact ....
18   Assist Other Agency
19   Open Door/Window
20   Mentally Ill Persons
21   Breaking & Entering
22   Disturbance
23   Fraud
24   Robbery
25   Fire
26   Drowning
27   Prowler / Peeping Tom
30   Animal Complaint
31   Sexual Battery
37   Suspicious Circumstances
39   Theft
40   Rape
41   BOLO
46   Suicide
48   Warrant

DISPOSITION CODES
C        Citation
HC       House Check
KW       Key Watch
O        Other
R        Report
W        Warning
RC       Radar Citation
UTL      Unable to locate

NOTES:
Motor##  Traffic Units
Crime Prevention Units are marked "Crime Prevention"


SEBASTIAN POLICE DEPT.
Sebastian Police Department uses the same 10-Codes as Indian River County.
They also use the same Dispatch Signals as Vero Beach but use a different set of
Disposition Codes.

200's    Supervisors
400's    Patrol Units
 ?       Community Volunteer

DISPOSITION CODES
A        Accidental
AA       Auto Accident
AR       Arrest Report
EE       ?


AIRPORT ALERT DISPATCH CODES
ALERT 1  A plane in the air has minor electrical/mechanical problems. Units standby
         at fire station.
ALERT 2  A plane in the air has major electrical/mechanical problems. Units standby
         at runway.
ALERT 3  A plane has crashed at or near the airport.
ALERT 4  Hijacking, bomb threats or hazmat problems.


COUNTY OCEAN RESCUE LIFEGUARD STATIONS
Wabasso Beach Park
Tracking Station Beach Park
Jaycee Park
South Beach Park
Humiston Park
Treasure Shores Park
Golden Sands Beach Park
Round Island Park
Captain - Lifeguard Captain (Leisure Square Pool)

WARNING FLAGS
Red 1      No swimming
Yellow 2   Caution
Green 3    Good swimming
Blue 4     Stinging sealife

The lifeguards use the same 10-codes as the County Sheriff.
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