Police Codes Explained in an Infographic - Understand All Police Communication - Zip Scanners

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Infographic Defines Police Codes, So Listeners Know "10-99 in Progress" Means There Is a Prisoner Escape.

Police and emergency personnel use codes while communicating over radio channels to shorten their conversations to be as concise as possible. This helps them exchange information quickly as time is critical in emergency communications. They also use codes so police scanner radio listeners, amateur radio hobbyists and criminals can't understand their communication. Zip Scanners, an online retailer of police scanner radios created a Police Codes Explained infographic that defines what all police codes mean, so listeners can decipher coded police communication and stay informed about what's going on in their community.

Luke Huebner, Zip Scanners’ owner said, “Police codes can be confusing so we created this infographic to help scanner listeners and amateur radio enthusiasts know what’s going on in their area.” While code definitions vary geographically, this infographic provides the most popular code definitions and the most recent standardization by APCO (Association of Public Safety Communications) used by US emergency personnel such as police, fire, EMS, military and more. Included in the infographic is a brief overview of police code history as well as definitions of 10 codes, 11 codes, code signals as well as the military and civilian phonetic alphabets. Huebner said, “This should give amateur radio listeners and those new to scanning a good overview of what they’re listening to.”

Zip Scanner in an online retailer of police scanner radios & scanner accessories. Based in Minneapolis, they have an extensive library of online educational guide and tutorials to inform consumers about police scanner radios, scanner antennas and all things scanner related. This police codes infographic is one of many educational tools Zip Scanners has created to inform scanning enthusiasts.

Police Code infographic: http://www.zipscanners.com/resources/police-codes/
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