Police Codes Intro
First, there is no standard set of
police codes which are used throughout the country. In some
states there is a standard set, but, generally, most agencies
use different police codes which are also know as ten codes.
If you are a scanner buff and would
like to monitor what is going on in your area, you first need to
identify which frequency the agency uses. Once you have
accomplished this, you need to determine which police code the agency
The easiest way is to stop by your
local PD and ask them. Since it is public information, some will
give you a copy of their codes. Obviously, if you walk into the
PD wearing all camouflage and a mask, they will probably tell you to
hit the road. If you explain that you are just an interested
citizen, they may grab you a copy.