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Chester County (PA)


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Conventional Public Safety Radio Systems

The Borough of West Chester maintains and operates a 4-channel conventional UHF radio system built by Motorola, with a primary transmit tower located in East Bradford Township, a back-up transmit tower located to the rear of the Municipal Building, and three recieve-only sites located on the West Chester University campus, the Embreeville complex in West Bradford Township, and the Chester County Prison complex in Pocopson Township. The system is exclusively used by the West Chester Police Department. In December 2006, the system began full-time operations in APCO P-25 digital mode.

West Goshen Township uses a 1 channel VHF-High Band radio system for dispatch and talk-around. This system is used exclusively by West Goshen Police Department. This system is used for dispatch operations during weekday hours (generally between 07:00 and 23:00 Monday through Friday), however when the department is self-dispatched, there are occasions when the county TRS is utilized. During all other times when the department is dispatched by the county, the county TRS is utilized.

Most of the remaining law enforcement agencies in the county use specifically assigned channels on the county TRS for car-to-car communications. Only Downingtown (VHF-Hi) and Uwchlan Twp (UHF) are confirmed to be using conventional frequencies for talk-around.

Most fire companies within the county use a set of 800 mhz conventional frequencies for fire-ground operations, however a few companies still use privately licensed channels for that same purpose (among the companies confirmed to have active "private" company channels are East Whiteland, Goshen, Downingtown, and Longwood).

County Conventional Repeaters

In concert with the county TRS, there are 3 VHF-High licensed repeaters that rebroadcast dispatcher-only communications on the law enforcement side of the system, one for each of the police dispatching districts (East PD, Central PD, and West PD). As of 2008, all three repeaters are no longer utilized.

On the Fire/EMS side, dispatch paging can be heard on 160.185. All fire and EMS calls are dispatched on this channel. Also, there are 2 conventional VHF-High repeaters that simulcast both field and dispatch users. The Central and East fire groups are simulcast on one channel, while the West Fire group is simulcast on the other channel.

The Chester County Sheriff's Office also has an 800 mhz conventional low-power repeater that simulcasts its respective county TRS talkgroup; this frequency can be heard from within a few blocks of the Chester County Justice Center in West Chester.

Dispatch Centers

Chester County Department of Emergency Services

  • Most Municipal Police Departments
  • Chester County Park Rangers
  • All Fire Companies
  • All EMS Squads
  • Comm 1

West Chester Borough

  • West Chester Police Department


West Goshen Township

  • West Goshen Police Department (part-time)


Montgomery County

  • North Coventry Police Department (dispatched on Montgomery County's PD 2 dispatch channel on the Montgomery County trunked system)

Police Districts

East

02 - Malvern Borough
42 - East Whiteland Township
43 - Tredyffrin Township
54 - Willistown Township
55 - Easttown Township

Central

01 - West Chester Borough(self-dispatched)
14 - Spring City Borough
15 - Phoenixville Borough
17 - North Coventry Township(dispatched by Montgomery County, see above)
18 - East Coventry Township
21 - East Vincent Township
25 - West Vincent Township
26 - East Pikeland Township
27 - Schuylkill Township
32 - Upper Uwchlan Township
33 - Uwchlan Township
34 - West Pikeland Township
41 - West Whiteland Township
52 - West Goshen Township (self-dispatched; 07:00 - 23:00 weekdays)
65 - Birmingham Township
67 - Westtown-East Goshen Regional PD
75 - West Chester University PD (self-dispatched)
78 - West Chester Area School District Security

West

03 - Kennett Square Borough
04 - Avondale Borough
05 - West Grove Borough
06 - Oxford Borough
07 - Atglen Borough
08 - Parkesburg Borough
09 - South Coatesville Borough
11 - Downingtown Borough(also patrols East Caln)
12 - Honey Brook Borough
16 - Coatesville City
28 - West Caln Township
29 - West Brandywine Township
30 - Brandywine Regional Police
36 - West Sadsbury Township
37 - Sadsbury Township
38 - Valley Township
39 - Caln Township
44 - West Fallowfield Township
45 - Highland Township
47 - East Fallowfield Township
60 - New Garden Township
61 - East Marlborough Township
62 - Kennett Township
68 - West Nottingham Township
76 - Lincoln University (campus police; self dispatched)
77 - Coatesville VA Medical Center Police (self dispatched)
79 - Coatesville Area School District Police

County-wide

81 - Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
82 - Marsh Creek State Park Rangers
83 - Warwick County Park
84 - Hibernia County Park
85 - Nottingham County Park
86 - Springton Manor County Park
89 - Coatesville School District PD
91 - Chester County Detectives
92 - Chester County District Attorney's Office
93 - Chester County Sheriff's Office
94 - Chester County Prison

Police Radio IDs

Adam - Chief/Officer in Charge/Lieutenant
Boy - Bicycle Patrol
David - Detective
Frank - Foot Patrol
George - Animal Control
King - Canine
Mary - Specialized Unit
Paul - Patrol Officer/Patrol Car
Paul/Robert - Park Rangers
Sam - Sergeant/Supervisor/Sheriff
Tom - Traffic Control & Enforcement
X-Ray - Motorcycle

Police Sectors

These identifiers are used by larger departments (i.e. West Chester, Phoenixville, Coatesville, Schuylkill Twp, East Whiteland Twp, Tredyffrin Twp, and Westtown East Goshen Regional). The remaining departments use non-sector specific identifiers either for police units or individual officers (West Goshen uses badge numbers, which are usually numbered in the 30s and 40s, but do not appear to correspond to specific sectors).

01-09 - Roving
10-19 - North
20-29 - South
30-39 - East
40-49 - West
50-59 - North-East
60-69 - North-West
70-79 - South-East
80-89 - South-West
90-99 - Central

Specialized Units

Some departments in the county use the following identifiers for specialized units:

50-59 - (M)ary units/Specialized details or units
60-69 - (D)avid units/Detectives
70-79 - (F)rank units/Foot patrols 
80-89 - (T)om units/Traffic Enforcement/Safety units
90-99 - (B)oy units/Bike patrols or (K)ing units - K-9 officers

West Chester Police Ten Code

10-01 PRIORITY RADIO/TRANSMIT EMERGENCIES ONLY
10-02 Busy on Station; limit transmissions
10-03 Go ahead with message
10-04 OK - Message received
10-05 Off duty
10-06 Busy/Stand-by
10-07 Out of Vehicle at (Location)
10-08 In Service/Resuming
10-09 Repeat last message/unreadable
10-10 Protection of money
10-11 Call your home
10-12 Return to your home
10-13 Meet at (Location)
10-14 Report expolsives at (Location)
10-15 Assist Officer - EMERGENCY ONLY
10-17 Vehicle stop (Location, license plate, vehicle description, # of occupants)
10-19 Return to/en-route to/arrived at station
10-20 What is your location
10-21 Call via landline
10-22 Disregard last message/cancel request
10-25 Food, Coffee, etc
10-26 Prepare to copy
10-27 Does not conform to procedures
10-28 Request Reg/VIN check
10-28S Request Operator/Suspension check
10-29 Request NCIC - Wanted/stolen*
10-29N Negative NCIC Response
10-29P Positive NCIC Response
10-34 Officer at home on call
10-35 Domestic Disturbance
10-36 Furnish Correct Time
10-37 Intoxicated Operator/Person
10-38 Weapon
10-40A See complainant at (location) in reference to ...
10-41 Fire call
10-41A EMS call
10-42 Visitor/prisoner present; can't talk
10-42F Female in car (give mileage)
10-42P Prisoner in car/arrest made
10-45 Motor vehicle accident
10-45PD Accident/Property damage w/no injuries
10-45PI Accident/Personal injury
10-45F Accident/Fatal
10-45HR Accident/Hit and run
10-45M Accident/Other than vehicular
10-46 Escort
10-47 Animal complaint
10-49 Burglary
10-54 Requesting tow truck
10-60 Uneccesary use of radio
10-65 Traffic violation/citation Issued
10-67 Alarm @ (location)
10-67A Alarm has been reset
10-80 Traffic detail
10-82 Disabled vehicle
10-88 Warrant, paperwork, package, etc.
10-90 Arrived at scene
10-91 Assignment completed
10-92 Situation under control
10-93 Unit (#), turn radio - message not not to be heard by passenger/prisoner
10-95 BACKUP UNIT (#) @ REF: (?)
10-97 Transmission received loud and clear
10-98 OK on your last request
10-99 Change your location, unreadable

Fire/EMS Stations

East Fire

 2 - Berwyn
 3 - Paoli
 4 - Malvern
 5 - East Whiteland
15 - Chester County Haz Mat
51 - West Chester - First West Chester Fire Co
52 - West Chester - Goodwill Fire Co
53 - West Chester - Fame Fire Co
54 - Goshen
55 - Good Fellowship EMS
56 - Goshen - Hershey's Mill
58 - WCU QRS
91 - Chester Co Hospital Medics
D15 - Radnor (Delco)
D109 - Narberth - Radnor ALS (Delco)
D41 - Newtown Square (Delco)
M47 - King Of Prussia (Montco)
M317 - Lafayette EMS (Montco)

Central Fire

 6 - West Whiteland
33 - Honey Brook
45 - Alert - Downingtown
46 - Minquas - Downingtown
47 - Lionville
48 - Glen Moore
49 - East Brandywine
61 - Kimberton
62 - Ridge
63 - Liberty - Spring City
64 - Norco
65 - Phoenix H&L - Phoenixville
68 - Valley Forge
69 - Twin Valley FD
73 - Ludwigs Corner
74 - Teen Aid QRS (Upper Uwchlan Twp)
77 - County Dive Team
85 - Phoenixville EMS (Operated by Goodwill EMS of Pottstown)
87 - Uwchlan
M324 - Trappe Fire Co EMS (MontCo)
M325 - Friendship (Royersford) Fire Co EMS (MontCo)
M329 - Goodwill Fire Co EMS (MontCo)

West Fire

 8 - Keystone Valley (2013 merger of Atglen 26, Parkesburg 28, Pomeroy 29)
12 - West Grove/New London Substation
21 - Union of Oxford
22 - West Grove
23 - Avondale
24 - Kennett
25 - Longwood
27 - Cochranville
31 - Sadsburyville
32 - West Grove/London Britain Substation
34 - Martins Corner
35 - Wagontown
36 - Po-Mar-Lin
37 - Modena
38 - Thorndale
39 - West Bradford
41 - Washington Hose - Coatesville
43 - West End - Coatesville
44 - Westwood
75 - Arcellor Mittal Steel Coatesville
76 - Coatesville VA
93 - Brandywine Hospital Medics
94 - Jennersville Regional Hospital Medics
L49 - White horse (Lancaster Co)
L52 - Christiana (Lancaster Co)
D59 - Concordville (Delco)

Licensed but unidentified frequencies for Chester County

The following is a list of frequencies currently licensed to Chester County but not listed with a confirmed use on either the TRS system page or the conventional page. It is encouraged that people either submit known info on these frequencies or program them into their scanners and help listen to confirm their uses. If you see a frequency more than once it is because they appear on more than one license but in different ways.

Licensed but unidentified frequencies for Chester County – County FCC Licenses
33.100
72.280
72.640
153.800 (158.865)
154.740
154.785
155.220
155.475
155.760 (158.880)
156.150
156.210
158.850
158.910
159.030
460.500 (465.500)
806.0125 (on a license by itself, not paired with anything)
807.0750 (on a license by itself, not paired with anything)
807.8750 (on a license by itself, not paired with anything)
807.9750 (on a license by itself, not paired with anything)
808.1750 (on a license by itself, not paired with anything)
808.6375 (on a license by itself, not paired with anything)
808.7500 (on a license by itself, not paired with anything)
811.2375 (matches CH 9-16 as their inputs, though they aren’t on one license)
813.2375 (matches CH 9-16 as their inputs, though they aren’t on one license)
814.2375 (matches CH 9-16 as their inputs, though they aren’t on one license)
815.2375 (matches CH 9-16 as their inputs, though they aren’t on one license)
815.4375 (matches CH 9-16 as their inputs, though they aren’t on one license)
815.4875 (matches CH 9-16 as their inputs, though they aren’t on one license)
851.0625 (806.0625)
851.0125
851.0125 (806.0125)
852.1000 (807.1000)
851.725(806.725)
852.100(807.100)
852.2125
852.3875 (807.3875)
853.6375
854.2125 (809.2125)
854.3125 (809.3125)
854.4125 (809.4125)
854.9875 (809.9875)
855.4875 (810.4875)
856.4875 (811.4875)
856.4875 (813.4875)
856.9625 (811.9625)
857.4625 (812.4625)
857.9875 (812.9875)
858.9875 (813.9875)
859.9875 (814.9875)


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