FREE Police Scanner, Fire, EMS, Weather + Code References

FREE Police Scanner, Fire, EMS, Weather, Aircraft & Rail Broadcast + Code References

Listen to your local police, fire, EMS, aircraft, and rail broadcast with this FREE Police Scanner. You can listen live on a phone, tablet or computer!

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Listen to police radio in your area any time, day or night! These are live streams, feeds from real scanners.

Police Code Reference 

View the whole list of Police Scanner Code Reference (see link for most up to date list)

The following is a list of police, fire and emergency codes listed in numerical order.

Police Scanner 10 Codes

10-0 Caution
10-1 Reception poor
10-2 Reception good
10-3 Stop transmitting
10-4 Message received, understood
10-5 Relay message
10-6 Change channel
10-7 Out of service
10-7A Out of service, home
10-7B Out of service, personal
10-8 In service
10-9 Repeat message
10-10 Off duty
10-10A Off duty, home
10-11 Identify frequency
10-12 Visitor(s) present
10-13 Weather and road advice
10-14 Citizen w/suspect
10-15 Prisoner in custody
10-16 Pick up prisoner
10-17 Request for gasoline
10-18 Equipment exchange
10-19 Return(ing) to station

Police Scanner Codes 10-2x

10-20 Location
10-21 Telephone
10-21A Advise home I will return at:
10-22 Disregard last assignment
10-23 Stand by
10-24 Request car-to-car transmit
10-25 Do you have contact with:
10-26 Clear
10-27 D.D.L. report
10-28 Registration request
10-29 Check for wants
10-29F Subject wanted, felony
10-29H Hazard potential from subject
10-29M Subject wanted, Misdemeanor
10-29V Vehicle wanted

Police Scanner Codes 10-3x

10-30 Doesn’t conform to regulations
10-32 Drowning
10-33 Alarm sounding, audible
10-34 Assist at office
10-35 Time check
10-36 Confidential information
10-37 Identify operator
10-39 Can () come to the radio?

Police Scanner Codes 10-4x

10-40 Is () available for phone call?
10-42 Check the welfare of/at:
10-43 Call a doctor
10-45 Condition of patient?
10-45A Good
10-45B Serious
10-45C Critical
10-45D Dead
10-49 Proceed to:

Police Scanner Codes 10-5x

10-50 Under influence of drugs
10-51 Drunk
10-52 Resuscitator
10-53 Man down
10-54 Possible dead body
10-55 Coroner case
10-56 Suicide
10-56A Suicide attempt
10-57 Missing person
10-59 Security check

Police Scanner Codes 10-2x

10-60 Lock-out
10-61 Miscellaneous public service
10-62 Meet a citizen
10-62A Take a report from a citizen
10-62B Civilian standby
10-63 Prepare to copy
10-64 Found property
10-66 Suspicious person
10-67 Person calling for help
10-68 Telephone for police

Police Scanner Codes 10-7x

10-70 Prowler
10-71 Shooting
10-72 Gun involved
10-73 How do you receive?
10-79 Bomb threat

Police Scanner Codes 10-8x

10-80 Explosion
10-86 Any radio traffic?
10-88 Assume post

Police Scanner Codes 10-9x

10-91 Animal
10-91A Animal, stray
10-91B Animal, noisy
10-91C Animal, injured
10-91D Animal, dead
10-91E Animal, bite
10-91G Animal, pickup
10-91J Animal, pickup collect
10-91L Animal, leash law violation
10-91V Animal, vicious
10-95 Need ID tech unit
10-97 Arrived at scene
10-98 Available to assign

Police Scanner 11-1x Codes

11-10 Take report

Police Scanner 11-2x Codes

11-24 Abandoned vehicle
11-25 Traffic hazard
11-26 Abandoned bicycle
11-27 10-27 W/driver held
11-28 10-28 W/driver held

Police Scanner 11-4x Codes

11-40 Advise if ambulance needed
11-41 Ambulance needed
11-42 No ambulance needed
11-44 Deceased person (Coroner Req’d)
11-48 Furnish transportation

Police Scanner 11-5x Codes

11-51 Escort
11-52 Funeral detail
11-54 Suspicious vehicle
11-55 Officer being followed by auto
11-56 11-55 W/dangerous persons
11-57 Unidentified auto at assignments
11-58 Radio monitored, use phone
11-59 Intensive attention: high hazard, business areas

Police Scanner 11-6x Codes

11-60 Attack in high hazard area
11-65 Signal light out
11-66 Defective signal light

Police Scanner 11-7x Codes

11-78 Aircraft accident
11-79 Accident – Ambulance sent

Police Scanner 11-8x Codes

11-80 Accident – Major injuries
11-81 Accident – Minor injuries
11-82 Accident – No injuries
11-83 Accident – No detail
11-84 Direct traffic
11-85 Tow truck required

Police Scanner 11-9x Codes

11-94 Pedestrian stop
11-95 Routine traffic stop
11-96 Checking suspicious vehicle
11-97 Time/security check on patrol
11-98 Meet:
11-99 Officer needs help!

Police Scanner 1-37 Codes

2 Urgent – no light or siren
3 Use lights and siren
4 No further assistance needed
5 Stakeout
6 Stay out of area
7 Meal break
8 Restroom break
9 Summer uniform
10 SWAT pre-call up
11 SWAT Call up
37 Subject/Property wanted

Police Scanner 1xx Codes

187 Homicide

Police Scanner 2xx Codes

207 Kidnapping
207A Kidnapping attempt
211 Robbery
211A Robbery alarm
211S Robbery alarm, silent
217 Assault with intent to murder
240 Assault
242 Battery
245 Assault with a deadly weapon
246 Shooting at inhabited dwelling
261 Rape
261A Attempted rape
273A Child neglect
273D Wife beating – Felony
288 Lewd conduct

Police Scanner 3xx Codes

311 Indecent exposure
314 Indecent exposure
374B Illegal dumping
390 Drunk
390D Drunk, unconscious

Police Scanner 4xx Codes

415 Disturbance
417 Person with a gun
417A Person with a knife
459 Burglary
459A Burglar alarm
459S Burglar alarm, silent
470 Forgery
480 Hit and run – Felony
481 Hit and run – Misdemeanor
484 Petty theft
487 Grand theft
488 Petty theft

Police Scanner 5xx Codes

502 Drunk Driving
503 Auto theft
504 Tampering with a vehicle
505 Reckless driving
507 Public nuisance
510 Speeding or racing vehicles
586 Illegal parking
594 Malicious mischief
595 Runaway car

Police Scanner 6xx Codes

604 Throwing missiles
647 Lewd conduct
653M Threatening phone calls

More Police Scanner Codes

5150 Mental case
10851 Auto theft
10852 Tampering with vehicle
20001 Hit and run – Felony
20002 Hit and run – Misdemeanor
20007 Hit and run – Unattended
21958 Drunk pedestrian on roadway
22350 Speeding
22500 Illegal parking
23101 Drunk driving – injuries
23102 Drunk driving
23103 Reckless driver
23104 Reckless driver
23105 Driver under narcotics
23109 Racing
23110 Person throwing objects at vehicles
23151 Drunk driving – injuries
23152 Drunk driver

Police Scanner Color Codes

Code Blue Bus/Cab in trouble
Red Varda Alarm activated
Purple Gang Activity

Medical / Fire Status Codes

Code 10 Critical Trauma case
20 Acute Trauma case
30 Trauma case
40 Serious case (IV started)
50 Basic transport (not serious)
N Newsworthy event

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