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The 10 Codes of (CB Continued)

In a previous article, we went over the “10” codes that are commonly used by law enforcement and CB radio enthusiasts articles alike to abbreviate certain key phrases to increase communication efficiency. In this article, we’ll recap the history behind the codes as well as show more of their usage that maybe you might use or hear around! 

First developed in 1937 and fully adopted in 1974, the codes were used by American police to shorten key phrases, however, it wasn't particularly standardized, it was held more of something police officers understood. It would later be replaced by the APCO Project 14 Aural Brevity Code in 2006 to make the “10” codes a standard communication system. That said, here is a continued list of the “10” codes to look out for in your CB radio journey! 

10-18: move quickly 

10-19: return to  

10-22: disregard previous transmission  

10-23: arrived at the scene 

10-24: assignment has been completed 

10-26: detaining subject, current 

10-31: active crime in progress 

10-35: major crime alert  

10-38: stopping suspicious vehicle  

10-39: urgent situation in progress, use lights and sirens 

10-40: move silently, no lights or sirens   

We hope you found this continued guide to the “10” codes useful in your own CB radio adventure! At CB Radio Supply, we are here for all your radio needs and offer a wide range of customer service! Our free domestic US shipping and hassle-free returns is our guarantee you’ll be satisfied with your choices. Give us a call to speak with our expert staff today!   

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