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12-1   In Service                     12-34  Resume normal traffic
12-2   Out of service                 12-35  Abandoned motor vehicle
12-3   Return to office               12-36  Illegal hunting
12-4   Call office by phone           12-37  Advise road & weather contitions
12-5   Repeat message                 12-38  Swith Radio freq. (F1-F2-F3-F4)
12-6   Contact address or complainant 12-39  Attention all stations
12-7   Motor vehicle registration     12-40  Sdandy, busy
12-8   Motor vehicle reg & owner      12-41  Your traffic
12-9   Escort                         12-42  No traffic
12-10  Check driver's license         12-43  Disregard previous traffic
12-11  Check description & D.L.       12-46  Telephone number of your station
12-12  Unable to copy, change loc.    12-47  Comuter down
12-13  Prepare to copy message        12-48  Computer is now up
12-14  Relay to station               12-49  Death investigation
12-15  Locate for emerg. message      12-49A Possible homicide
12-16  Motor vehicle accident         12-50  Message not radio traffic, 
12-16A Motor vehicle accident (fatal)        handle by other means
12-16B Motor vehicle accident (Injury 12-51  Radio repairs requested
12-17  Motor vehicle accident (Ambul) 12-52  Radio technician enroute
12-18  Dispatched ambulance           12-53  Regular power out on emergency
12-19  Distatched tow car             12-54  Testing station voice quality
12-20  Check for wants                12-55  Equip teswt count 1 to 5
12-20A Can subject hear radio         12-56  No help imm. available nearest
12-21  No record or reports                  patrol being dispatched
12-22  Prior misd. record/not wanted  12-57  Bomb threat
12-23  Felony record / not wanted     12-58  Found explosive
12-24  Subject wanted - A or B        12-59  Explosion reported
12-25  Similar subject record         12-60  Fire reported at _____
12-26  Base station out of service    12-61  What is your location
12-27  Call by radio on arrival       12-62  Officer in pursuit
12-28  Suspicious person              12-64  Loud & clear
12-29  Disturbance/fight              12-68  Correct time
12-30  Reckless driver                12-71  Burglary alarm
12-31  DUI (intoxicated driver)       12-72  Burglary in progress
12-32  Intoxicated person             12-73  Robbery in progress
12-33  Emergency - clear channel      12-99  Officer needs assistance

Code 1   Routine call, your conven.   Code 7   Out of service (lunch)
Code 2   Urgent ASAB (non-emergency)  Code 8   Prisoner (In route to STAP)
Code 3   Emergency (lights & siren)   Code 11  Going off duty
Code 4   No further assistance needed Code 20  Pick up officer
Code 5   Stake out                    Code 99  Officer needs assistance
Code 6   Traffic stop                          all units respond

Clatsop County Sheriff's Department Radio System Photos ============================================================================= OREGON CODES USED FOR THE STATE: 0 Officer Needs Help 12-29 Disturbance 1 Routine Response 12-30 Reckless Driver 2 Urgent-Use Flashers Only 12-31 Intoxicated Driver 3 Urgent-Use Siren & Flashers 12-32 Intoxicated Person 4 No Further Assistance Needed 12-33 Emergency Radio Traffic Only 5 Surveilance 12-34 Resume Normal Radio Traffic 6 Meet----- 12-35 Abandoned Vehicle 7 Out To Lunch 12-36 Fish & Game Violation 12-1 In Service 12-37 Advise Road & Weather Condition 12-2 Out Of Service 12-38 Switch To Channel---- 12-3 Go To Station 12-39 Out Of Vehicle W/Portable Radio 12-4 Phone----- 12-40 Stand By 12-5 Repeat 12-41 Go Ahead With Message 12-6 Contact----- 12-42 No Message 12-7 Vehicle Registration Check 12-43 Disregard 12-8 Legal Owner Of Vehicle 12-44 Correct Time 12-9 Location 12-45 Vehicle Maintenance 12-10 Driver's License Check 12-46 Vehicle Maintenance Information 12-11 Subject Description/License 12-47 Computer Files Unavailable 12-12 Unable To Copy 12-48 Computer Files Available 12-13 Attention All Units/Stations 12-49 Paper Service 12-14 Relay To Station 12-49A Possible Homicide 12-15 Locate For Emergency Message 12-50 Request Back-Up 12-16 Accident--No Injures 12-51 Radio Service Required 12-16A Accident--Fatal 12-52 Radio Service En Route 12-16B Accident--No Ambulance Sent 12-53 Operating On Temporary Power 12-17 Accident With Injuries 12-54 Test--Advise Reception 12-18 Request Ambulance 12-55 Give Test Count 12-19 Request Tow Truck 12-56 Copy Assignment 12-20 Check For Wanted/Stolen 12-57 Disable Vehicle 12-21 No Wants 12-58 Narcotics Activity 12-22 Misdemeanor Record--No Want 12-59 Advise Home Of Late Arrival 12-23 Felony Record--No Want 12-62 Silent Alarm 12-24A Felony Want 12-97 Radio Check 12-24B Misdemeanor Want 12-98 Officer Needs Assistance 12-25 Confidential Information 12-99 Officer Needs Help 12-26 Off Duty 12-27 Call By Radio From Office 12-28 Suspicious Person/ Circumstances
Oregon State Police Radio System Photos ============================================================================= PORTLAND POLICE RADIO CODES: Administrative/Status Codes: 10-0 Officer Down 10-72 Out Of Service (detail/ 10-11 On Duty, Beginning Shift assignment from C.O.) 10-19 Return To Office 10-73 Out Of Service (followup) 10-30 Danger--Use Caution Report To Station 10-34 Request Correct Time 10-74 Out Of Service (servicing 10-42 Change To Radio Frequency___ equipment) 10-43 Call Your Office 10-75 Out Of Service (stakeout) 10-45 Open Garage Door (code 5) 10-46 Confidential Information 10-79 Out Of Service (ending shift) 10-47 Subject/Victim Injury (minor) 10-81 Conditionally Available 10-48 Subject/Victim Injury (severe) (writing reports) 10-49 Subject/Victim Injury (Fatal) 10-82 Conditionally Available 10-51 Can Subject Overhear This? (coffee break) 10-52 Subject Wanted (felony) 10-83 Conditionally Available 10-53 Subject Wanted (misdemeanor) (meal break) 10-54 Wanted Status Confirmed 10-84 Conditionally Available 10-55 Subject Clear, But Use Caution (checking vehicle/person) 10-61 Prisoner In Custody 10-85 Conditionally Available 10-62 Transporting Prisoner (inspecting premises) 10-63 Transporting Citizen 10-86 Conditionally Available 10-64 Prisoner Transport Complete (walk & talk) 10-71 Out Of Service (warrant) 10-89 Conditionally Available (other) Disposition Codes Q Dispatcher Only 1--Cancel, No Police Service Needed 2--Disregard, Assigned To Car/Agency R Report Will Be Written 1--Original--Provide Report Number 2--Supplement--Provide Report Number S Unable To Locate 1--Cannot Locate Person 2--No Such Address T Premise Checked 1--False Alarm 2--Found Secure 3--Made Secure W Call Serviced 1--Assignment Completed 2--Person Assisted 3--Person Advised/Referred 4--Hazard Corrected/Removed 5--Deliver Person, Message Or Package 6--Peace Restored 7--Nuisance Abated 8--Arrest/Investigated Made By Other Agency/Officer X Suspicious Activity 1--Person Checked/OK 2--Vehicle Checked/OK Y Action Taken 1--FIR Completed 2--Warning Given 3--Citation/Tag Issued Z Warrant Service 1--Served 2--Not Served
Portland Radio System Photos ============================================================================= SALEM POLICE & FIRE RADIO CODES: Code 1: Non-emergency, may respond to other calls Code 2: Non-emergency, no stops Code 3: Emergency response requested Code 4: Situation under control Code 5: Stay out of areak, Operations in progress Code 6: Emergency locator has been activated Code 7: CHARLIE - Coffee break, lunch break Code 8: Sensitive information (whiskey = warrant, delta = driving) Code 9: Emergency in progress, hold radio traffic =============================================================================

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