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I use 10-codes sometimes. Like I'll ask someone what their "10-20" is. I usually get a blank response.

We were specifically prohibited from using 10 codes over the radio in the Forest Service. “Clear language” only.


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How about the horrible official-ese that cops use in TV press conferences or in reports:

"At which time the male suspect egressed the vehicle and proceeded across the parking facility whereupon said suspects entered . . . "




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How about the horrible official-ese that cops use in TV press conferences or in reports:

"At which time the male suspect egressed the vehicle and proceeded across the parking facility whereupon said suspects entered . . . "

Whenever I had a trainee write gibberish like that, I'd just wanted to Gibbs' slap them. It was especially embarrassing to have something like that read aloud in Court, at a Pre-lim, and watch everyone's eyes glaze over.

I was lucky enough to work in a "progressive" department where they stressed writing in the 1st Person.




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Not lingo, but how about all the private vehicle commandeering by cops in those old shows.


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I use 10-codes sometimes. Like I'll ask someone what their "10-20" is. I usually get a blank response.

We were specifically prohibited from using 10 codes over the radio in the Forest Service. “Clear language” only.


Many departments have moved to plain language.

Plain language makes for simpler cooperation among different agencies. And the proliferation of earpieces, as well as encrypted radio channels, has lessened the need for obfuscatory codes.

(Many of the long-time scrotebags, as well as the scanner hounds, already knew the "secret codes" anyway.)

The flip side is that codes can still be handy in some cases for the sake of brevity, and tactically they can be useful in some situations.
 
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I use 10-codes sometimes. Like I'll ask someone what their "10-20" is. I usually get a blank response.

We were specifically prohibited from using 10 codes over the radio in the Forest Service. “Clear language” only.


Huh - I worked for the Douglas Forest Protective Service in southern Oregon the summer after my freshman year at MIT (1967). We had a 31,000 acre fire that season (St. John's Creek fire) and I worked the radios for the Fire Boss with the "Hot Shots" crews, Federal Forest Service guys, Prison crews, and local volunteers as well as the guys from DFPS and other Oregon firefighters. And we used the "10-" codes all the time.

Maybe the Forest Service changed the regs to "Clear language only" after I left???? Big Grin

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Don't remember which shows used this but "JDLR"
 
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We were specifically prohibited from using 10 codes over the radio in the Forest Service. “Clear language” only.

My wife's department experimented with plain language (mid-1990's), for about a year. They returned to 10-codes.



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