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Answers to the "Do You Know Your 10-Codes?" Quiz

Answers to the "Do You Know Your 10-Codes?" Quiz

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PoliceLink created the quiz Do You Know Your 10-Codes? to test your knowledge about popular 10-Codes as provided by the Association of Public Communications Officers (APCO). Find out which you got wrong or right by checking out the correct answers on the following pages.

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    amsgator

    about 5 years ago

    126 Comments

    6 of those are correct for agencies in my county

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    jaxoli

    about 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    The 10-codes we use here in Texas are lightly different than those on the test here. There are even variations between agencies within the state. Plain language is the future of communications...there's no mistaking the intent of the message.

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    BSPD88

    about 5 years ago

    2218 Comments

    Saratoga County, NY phased out the ten codes just prior to implementing the Enhanced 911 system, mainly because the County Communications center would be polling State Police units for emergency calls, State Police do not use ten codes. Since that time, as many have commented, plain english is key here. There is no mistake in what the Officer or Communications personnel are trying to convey. There are some agencies around here that use an occassional ten code from time to time ... mostly plain english.
    I was reading how in CA (and most everywhere you go) one agency has a different meaning for a ten code,
    if I recall correctly, 10-35 in the county here was RIOT whereas in Saratoga Springs City, 10-35 was a meal break.

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    Anonymous

    about 5 years ago

    There are actually agencies that still use 10 codes???

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    atl_gurl

    about 5 years ago

    20 Comments

    A 10-39 at the Auburn Police Department in Georgia is not urgent. The 10 code for urgent is 10-18.

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    corpus_delicti

    about 5 years ago

    10 Comments

    I have learned 10 and 11 codes. I have moved around a bit here and there and every agency is different. I think plain language is the best way to go. I have met some guys/girls who can be long winded on the radio. It should be short and sweet, you never know who is going to need the air to call for the world to roll code!

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    nycspo3587

    over 5 years ago

    12 Comments

    I agree plain language is key on the radio.But here in NY are 10 codes are different For example a 10-52 is used for a dispute and a 10-50 is for a disorderly person or a group

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    tjlglpd02

    over 5 years ago

    78 Comments

    Plain language is the key...everybody knows "send help now!" It is also what is required for the ICS. We use some 10 codes, but it has gone more to plain language at our PD.

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    Anonymous

    over 5 years ago

    I worked in a town of half a million and we only used three 10 codes.The rest,as what FireCopMV1 uses are signal codes.For.The other jurisdiction I worked for two years,after mu original retirement,to a Southern state also was not a pure 10 code system.The 10 code itself is quite passe is is only cute or practical in Hollywood cop movies.

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    JPD1C5

    over 5 years ago

    16 Comments

    The problem with the ten codes is that some departments have different ten codes than others may have, so there really is no correct answer here, like my dad works for Jackson, WY Police Department and some of their codes are different than Bonneville County, ID and they are different than the codes in Madison County, ID. So there really is no correct answer for the codes unless your going off of like a standard book or something.

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    CTmotorcop

    over 5 years ago

    432 Comments

    we use codes which are unigue to our Town only, and so do the towns all around us

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    FireCopMV1

    over 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    We use signal codes that are standard for the county, most agencies are agency specific

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    ccspd

    over 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    we don't use a 3rd of those codes

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    Anonymous

    over 5 years ago

    OUR COUNTY ID SUPOSE TO USE PLAIN LANGUAGE BUT I FIND MYSELF STILL USING THE 10 CODES AT TIMES

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    Anonymous

    over 5 years ago

    10 codes are not the same in Riverside County, CA. Just think they were born in the County of Los Angeles.

    Time for the KISS plan (Keep It Simple Stupid).

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