Dallas Police Department Dropping Police Code for Plain English

by Benjamin Domenech on 12:41 am March 24, 2009

Catch a cop show over the past several decades and these strings of numbers barked over police radios might sound familiar:

“1-Adam-12, a 4-15 fight.” …”We have a 9-11. Armed robbery in progress.”

Or in the words of the bumbling Barney Fife: “Mayberry Unit No. 1 over and, uh, Roger. Roger. Out and under. 10-40. Bye.”

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