Stories of the Highway Patrol
RADIO SIGNAL CODES
submitted by Wayne Leviska
00 MP in trouble at __ , needs assistance.
0 Emergency, all cars and stations cease transmission pending urgent calls.
1 Receiving poorly [repeat].
2 Receiving well.
3 Temporarily out of service, but subject to call.
4 Relay [message] [alarm] [etc.] to __ .
5 Out of service [always followed by signal 14].
6 In service.
7 Dispatch ambulance to .
8 You are transmitting too rapidly, speak slowly.
9 Convoy or escort duty.
10 Disturbance [fight-disorder] at __ .
11 Pick up prisoner at __ .
12 Drunk at __ , pick up.
13 Return to your station.
14 What is your location? My location is __ .
15 Call this station by telephone.
16 Stand by until net is clear.
17 Unclassified emergency at __ ' investigate.
18 Do you have contact with __ ?
19 Are following vehicles wanted, or stolen?
20 Check full registration [motor, license, name, etc.].
21 What is the correct time? The correct time is __ .
22 Are you on a mission? I am on a mission [what, where].
23 Accident at __ , investigate.
24 Alarm [what, when, where, etc].
25 Fire at __ , investigate.
26 Send [wrecker, vehicle, paddy wagon] to __ .
27 Impound vehicle, I am impounding vehicle.
28 Road and weather condition.
29 Cold person.
31 Escort[s], involving transporting of money and/or valuables.
This is a copy of the two-way radio signals used by the Military Police and Highway Patrol throughout Europe during the fifties. The Ten-Series was not adopted until later even though it existed at the time.
This story previously appeared in Volume # 3, Issue # 5, August-September 2000 edition of "The White Mice"