There are hundreds of police abbreviations used in paperwork and on the radio. Following are some examples of the most commonly-used abbreviations.
Police abbreviations cover everything from everyday events to extreme emergencies.
Radio codes are extremely important when there is an emergency and time is of the essence. Codes are numerical abbreviations and can allow help to arrive faster.
Following is a sampling of the codes used by the police in their radio communications:
Whether you are watching police-themed television shows or listening to police calls on a scanner, it is obvious that abbreviations and codes are frequently used by the police and their dispatchers.