King County (WA)
King County Sheriffs Department
10-04 Received (or okay).
10-12 Suspect or prisoner present.
10-33 EMERGENCY - Deputy needs immediate assistance.
10-50 B.O. alarm at (location).
10-55 Bomb threat at (location).
10-60 Your subject is clear of warrants.
10-61 Your subject has misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor warrant(s) on file.
10-62 Your subject has felony warrant(s) on file.
10-63 Stolen vehicle.
10-65 Your subject is known to be/have been armed and dangerous.
10-66 Gang-related incident. Used anytime a person is suspected of being associated with a criminal gang.
10-94 Arrived at scene.
Patrol Districts (PDF)
B 1-8 UNINCORPORATED KING COUNTY
C 1-7 UNINCORPORATED KING COUNTY
C 9 UNINCORPORATED SKYKOMISH AREA
D 1 CITY OF NORTH BEND
E 1-5 CITY OF KENMORE
O 1-4 CITY OF SAMMAMISH
W 1 CITY OF WOODINVILLE
W 7 CITY OF SKYKOMISH
R 18 CITY OF CARNATION
F 1-9 UNINCORPORATED KING COUNTY
G 1-7 UNINCORPORATED KING COUNTY
H 1 CITY OF MAPLE VALLEY
H 2 CITY OF NEWCASTLE
H 3 CITY OF COVINGTON
R 11 CITY OF BEAUX ARTS
T 1 MUCKLESHOOT INDIAN RESERVATION
K 1-9 UNICORPORATED KING COUNTY
K 11 PARK LAKE HOMES
N 1-6 CITY OF BURIEN
L 1-4 CITY OF SEATAC
V 1 VASHON ISLAND
A 1-6 CITY OF SHORELINE
AIR 1-10 AIR SUPPORT PERSONNEL
GUARDIAN 1-3 HELICOPTERS
002 COMMANDER, TECHNICAL SERVICES DIVISION
003 COMMANDER, FIELD OPERATIONS DIVISION
004 COMMANDER, SPECIAL OPERATIONS DIVISION
005 COMMANDER, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION
007 MEDIA RELATIONS SERGEANT
008 FTO COORDINATOR
009 ADMINISTRATIVE SERGEANT, FIELD OPERATIONS
010 RECRUITMENT OFFICER
012 LEGAL ADVISOR
013 SCHOOL RESOURCE COORDINATOR
014 DEPARTMENT CHAPLAIN
015 CAPTAIN, COMMUNICATIONS SECTION
017 CAPTAIN, CONTRACTING AND RECORDS SECTION
018 CAPTAIN, ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES SECTION
019 CRIMESTOPPERS COORDINATOR
20-29 PCT 2 COMMAND STAFF AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
30-39 PCT 3 COMMAND STAFF AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF (33 Not Used)
40-49 PCT 4 COMMAND STAFF AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
50-59 PCT 5 COMMAND STAFF AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
060 COMMANDER, INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT
61-63 INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT
64-65 BACKGROUND INVESTIGATORS
66-69 SPECIAL OPERATIONS SECTION
70-73 SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND STAFF
74-79 SPECIAL OPERATIONS SECTION
70-85 CONTRACTING UNIT
86-89 MANUAL REVISION UNIT
100 COMMANDER, MAJOR INVESTIGATIONS SECTION
101 COMMANDER, SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS
118-119 RJC EVIDENCE/SUPPLY SPECIALISTS
120-129 BURGLARY/LARCENY UNIT, PCT 2
130-139 BURGLARY/LARCENY UNIT, PCT 3
140-149 BURGLARY/LARCENY UNIT, PCT 4
150-159 BURGLARY/LARCENY UNIT, PCT 5
160 SEATAC DETECTIVE SERGEANT
161-165 SEATAC DETECTIVES
166-169 SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS/FIELD OPERATIONS
170-189 HOMICIDE/ROBBERY/ASSAULT/MISSING PERSONS/CHILD FIND UNITS
190-219 SPECIAL ASSAULT UNIT
220-239 CRIMINAL WARRANTS UNIT
240-259 CRIMINAL PROFITEERING INVESTIGATIONS UNIT
270-279 FRAUD/COMPUTER FORENSICS/PAWNSHOP UNIT
280-289 MARR UNIT
290-298 CRIMINAL INFORMATION SECTION
299 POLYGRAPH UNIT
300-307 CIVIL UNIT
309-324 CIVIL UNIT
340-349 AFIS UNIT
350-353 PHOTO LAB
354-368 AFIS UNIT
370-389 TRAINING UNIT
400-419 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT
420-429 SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT UNIT
480-499 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT UNIT
500-515 FIRE MARSHALS OFFICE/ARSON INVESTIGATION
542-544 LAKE FOREST POLICE DEPARTMENT
550-559 GREEN RIVER HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION
600-320 HOSTAGE NEGOTIATIONS TEAM
630-699 COURT SECURITY UNIT
700 KING COUNTY EXECUTIVE
701-702 SECURITY DEPUTIES, KING COUNTY EXECUTIVE
720-725 PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS OFFICE
730-739 PUBLIC WORKS
751-759 KING COUNTY BUSINESS LICENSE INSPECTORS
800 RADIO SHOP TESTING - DO NOT ANSWER
820-899 KING COUNTY POLICE EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE
900 RADIO SHOP TESTING - ANSWER
902-909 RADIO SHOP
Union 1-30 Airport Personnel
Red 1-2 Airport Police/Fire Crash Trucks
QUEEN 21-30 CSO PERSONNEL, PCT 2
QUENN 31-40 CSO PERSONNEL, PCT 3
QUEEN 41-50 CSO PERSONNEL, PCT 4
QUEEN 51-60 CSO PERSONNEL, PCT 5
Enhanced Patrol & School Resource Officers
IDA 20-29 ENHANCED PATROL, PCT 2
IDA 30-39 ENHANCED PATROL, PCT 3
IDA 40-49 ENHANCED PATROL, PCT 4
IDA 50-59 ENHANCED PATROL, PCT 5
70-73 COMMAND STAFF
01-20 METRO, SERGEANTS
METRO 50-89 ANTI-CRIME/STREET CRIME UNITS
METRO 100,200,300,400, STREET CRIME TEAMS
ROBERT 20-29 PCT 2
ROBERT 30-39 PCT 3
ROBERT 40-49 PCT 4
ROBERT 50-59 PCT 5
ROBERT 70-79 SPECIAL OPS
Street Crimes & NDET Units
2 PAUL SERGEANT, PRO-ACTIVE, PCT 2
PAUL 21-29 PRO-ACTIVE/NDET UNIT, PCT 2
3 PAUL SERGEANT, PRO-ACTIVE, PCT 3
PAUL 31-39 PRO-ACTIVE/NDET UNIT, PCT 3
4 PAUL SERGEANT, PRO-ACTIVE, PCT 4
PAUL 41-49 PRO-ACTIVE/NDET UNIT, PCT 4
5 PAUL SERGEANT, PRO-ACTIVE, PCT 5
PAUL 51-59 PRO-ACTIVE/NDET UNIT, PCT 5
TOM 3 TACTICAL TRAINING UNIT SERGEANT
TOM 30-39 TACTICAL TRAINING UNIT
TOM 6 DUI/BDU SERGEANT
TOM 40-49 DUI UNIT
TOM 7 MOTORCYCLE/STEP UNIT SERGEANT
TOM 70-89 MOTORCYCLE/STEP UNIT
Valley Communications Center (ValleyCom)
Located in Kent, Washington, ValleyCom dispatches for South King County police (Sheriff units excepted), fire departments/districts, and King County Medic One. They are the primary answer point in Tukwila, Renton, Kent, Auburn, Algona, Pacific, Federal Way, and Des Moines.
Generally speaking, all ValleyCom dispatched police departments utilize the county-wide accepted method of unit designation.
The prefix (1-3) designates which shift it is. Shifts are department-dependent. It should also be noted that due to having more than three shifts, Kent always uses the "2" prefix.
1 = Daytime Shift
2 = Swing Shift
3 = Graveyard/Nighttime Shift
The letter indicates which police department it is as follows:
ADAM = Auburn PD
BOY = Black Diamond PD
DAVID = Des Moines PD
K9 = Canine unites (see below)
KING = Kent PD
LINCOLN = Algona PD
PAUL = Pacific PD
ROBERT = Renton PD
SAM = Regional Drug Task Force
TOM = Tukwila PD
WILLIAM = Federal Way PD
X-RAY = Joint Drug/Gang Task Force (created by Des Moines PD and KCSO)
Finally, a one or two-digit number signifies which sector the officer is patrolling in.
To put it all together - 3 LINCOLN 34 would mean an officer working a graveyard shift for Algona PD in the "34" sector.
Cannine unites also have a radio indentifier. It is "K9" followed by a two digit number. The first digit represents the city, and the second the sector.
1X = Kent PD
2X = Tukwila PD
3X = Renton PD
4X = Auburn PD
5X = Federal Way PD
6X = Des Moines PD
7X = Black Diamond PD
All fire departments and districts have unique designators. While some like the Valley Regional Fire Authority may use one set of numbers (i.e. 3X units), others such as North Highline FPD appear among 1X numbers. Fire apparatus (engines/ladders/aids), as wells as Medic One units, all are dispatched via ValleyCom.
Fire 1 - Dispatch for all fire and medical calls. Also used to issue announcements,
and for apparatus units to update dispatcher.
Fire 2 - Medical Emergencies/EMS Calls
Fire 3 - Fire alarms, traffic accidents, spills, etc...
Fire 4 - Structure Fires
Fire 5 thru 7 - Used for big fires and may also be used as training channels.
A typical dispatch is scripted as follows:
Channel to respond on
Type of Incident responding to
Location of Incident (including apt./building/suite numbers)
Repeat apparatus, channel, incident type/location
Fire 1 clear at (current time in Military format)
Example: "Engine 51 on Fire 2 for an ill patient. 444 Andover Park East. Engine 51 on Fire 2 for an ill patient. 444 Andover Park East. Fire 1 is clear at 21:05."
MIC AND KEY CLUB 146.820
COUGAR MOUNTAIN 146.985
ECHO LINK RPTR 145.410
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