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Santa Cruz County (CA)


Santa Cruz County Fire Department

Fire Tone Outs FTOs

Toned out on fire channel RED 154.325

  • Tone A 832.5 Tone B 600.9 UCSC Fire

Santa Cruz County QC2 Tones (PDF)

Fire stations and Unit numbers

13xx State Parks

17xx Cal-Fire

21xx Boulder Creek

22xx Ben Lomond

23xx Felton

24xx Lompico

25xx Scotts Valley

26xx Branciforte

27xx UCSC

28xx Davenport

29xx Lockheed-Martin

31xx Santa Cruz

34xx Central (Live Oak - Capitola - Soquel)

35xx Aptos

41xx Freedom

42xx Salsipuedes

44xx Watsonville

45xx Corralitas

46xx Pajaro Valley

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department

This four-shift rotation allows for overlapping coverage during those hours when calls for service are the most demanding, primarily from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

1st Watch 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

2nd Watch 2:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

3rd Watch 5:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.

4th Watch 9:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.


Patrol units identify on the radio using their watch and beat numbers such as 1-4 etc.

1 North Coast

2 San Lorenzo Valley North

3 San Lorenzo Valley South

4 Live Oak East

5 Live Oak West

6 Soquel

7 Summit

8 Aptos North

9 Aptos South

10 Pajaro Valley North

11 Pajaro Valley South

Some deputies still use these "John" codes on the air instead of plain English.

JO-1 assist citizen(s)

JO-2 assist other department

JO-3 civil service

JO-4 warrant service

JO-5 stake out

JO-6 car stop

JO-7 cover / felony

JO-8 cover / misdemeanor

JO-9 errands

JO-10 field interrogation

JO-11 foot patrol

JO-12 notifications

JO-13 public relations

JO-14 record check / person(s)

JO-15 record check / vehicle(s)

JO-16 writing reports

JO-17 residence check

JO-18 court time

JO-19 security check

JO-20 suspicious person(s)

JO-21 suspicious vehicle(s)

JO-22 transportation

JO-23 welfare check

JO-24 routine patrol

JO-25 cancelled detail

JO-26 training

JO-27 follow up

JO-28 barking dog

JO-29 unfounded report

JO-30 burglar alarm

JO-31 escort

JO-32 civil matters

JO-33 keep the peace

JO-34 prowler

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk





  • yes these private security are using illegal modified radios and unauthorized frequencies for decades. They don't even change their (240-250) callsigns when talking on frequencies licensed to the city police department. Tones are the same too...
    • not really wise to speculate about "illegal" and "unauthorized." Boardwalk regularly cooperates with PD and is authorized on certain Santa Cruz city frequencies.

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