I was just wondering if anyone uses 10-codes over the radio or plain language. We are told to use plain language but the occasional 10-code comes out. Mainly it is the 10-4 or for situations with a death it is referred to as a 10-7 (out of service). Also whichever you use what are the pros and cons of it?


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Our dispatch is with the Sheriff's Office so they like and use 10-codes. That means we have to know them and we use them . We drop the 10 codes when talking just between ourselves on scene. we use 10-7 for a death , not that we are fooling anyone. We generally only need to know about a dozen of the commonly 10 codes.

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