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Fulton County (GA) Alpharetta and Milton Police Signals Codes and Unit Numbers

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Radio Channels POLICE

ALPH PD DISP –  Main Police Dispatch
ALPH PD RECS –  Police Information (Records)
ALPH PD TAC –   Police Talk Around Channel #1
ALPH PD TAC2 –  Police Talk Around Channel #2 (Special Events)
ALPH PD CID –   Police Talk Around Channel #3 (Also Known as CID)
MILT PD TAC 6 – Police Talk Around Channel #6
APD Repeater –  Police Back-up system (independent from trunk system)

Radio Channels FIRE

ALPH FD DISP – Main Fire Dispatch
ALPH FD TAC1 – Fire Talk Around Channel #1
ALPH FD TAC2 – Fire Talk Around Channel #2 (Special Events)
ALPH FD INSP – Fire Inspector Channel
MILT FD T-8 –  Fire Talk Around Channel #8
MILT FD T-10 – Fire Talk Around Channel #10
AFD Repeater – Fire Back-up system (independent from trunk system)
AFD Volunteer Pagers – Fire Volunteer Pagers (independent from trunk system)

Radio Channels OTHER

FULTON EMS 2 –   Rural Metro Ambulance (Alpharetta, Milton, Johns Creek)
ALPH INSPECT –   City Inspector/Code Enforcement
ALPH PARKS –     City Parks and Recreation
ALPH TRAF ENG –  Public Works/Engineering
APW Repeater –   Public Works Back-up system (independent from trunk system)

City of Alpharetta and City of Milton Radio Codes (police and fire)

01	ABANDONED VEHICLE
02	ALARM CALL
02P	PANIC ALARM	
04	AMBULANCE
05	OPEN DOOR OR WINDOW
06	BOMB THREAT
07	KIDNAPPING 
08	BACK UP REQUEST
09	DRIVER'S LICENSE CHECK
10	TAG CHECK
11	WANTED/STOLEN STATUS CHECK
12	CHASE IN PROGRESS 
13	WANTED OR STOLEN
14	NOT WANTED OR STOLEN
15	CALL DISPATCH	
16	CANCEL CALL
17	OUT OF SERVICE DETAIL (SPECIFY)
18	MEET ON MCT TO COPY INFO
19	CHILD LOCKED IN VEHICLE	
21	TRAFFIC STOP
22	DAMAGE TO PROPERTY 
23	DISORDERLY JUVENILES 
23A     UNDERAGE DRINKING 
24	EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED 
25	DISCHARGING FIREARMS 
26	DISCHARGING FIREWORKS 
27	NOISE DISTURBANCE
28	PUBLIC DRUNK
29	FIGHT 
30	D.U.I. 
31	POWER LINE DOWN
32	ESCAPED PRISONER
33	FIRE (GENERAL 1 ENGINE)
33AC	COMMERCIAL FIRE ALARM
33AR	RESIDENTIAL FIRE ALARM
33CO	CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM
33S	STRUCTURE FIRE – UNCONFIRMED
33SC	STRUCTURE FIRE – CONFIRMED BY FD
33SO	SMOKE ODOR
33TT	TRACTOR TRAILER FIRE
33V 	VEHICLE FIRE
33W	WOODS/GRASS/BRUSH/DEBRIS  FIRE
34	TRUCK INSPECTION
35	STALKING 
37	ILLEGAL PARKING
38	ILLEGAL DRUGS 
39	INFO FOR OFFICER
39F	INFO FOR FIRE
39W	WATER BAN VIOLATION
39PW	PUBLIC WORKS CALL
41	AUTO ACCIDENT
41I	AUTO ACCIDENT W/INJURIES
41E	AUTO ACCIDENT W/ENTRAPMENT
42	BURGLARY 
43 	HIT AND RUN  
43F	HIT & RUN (FOLLOW-UP)
44	ROBBERY 
45	THEFT 
46	ASSAULT 
46I	ASSAULT W/INJURIES
47      EMS CALL 
48	DEAD PERSON	
49	RAPE 
49I	RAPE W/INJURIES
50	PERSON SHOT 
51	PERSON STABBED 
52	SHOPLIFTER 
53	SUICIDE CALL 
54A	SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY 
54P	SUSPICIOUS PERSON 
54V	SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE
55	UNKNOWN PROBLEM 
55F	UNKNOWN PROBLEM @ FIRE STATION
56	LOST PERSON/CHILD 
58	CIVIL DISPUTE 
58R     ROAD RAGE 
59	MEET W/OFFICER
60	MOLESTATION 
61	MONEY TRANSFER
62	CHILD ABUSE 
63      OFFICER NEEDS HELP
64	PANHANDLING
65	FRAUD 
66	PEEPING TOM 
67	BEGINNING DUTY
68	END OF DUTY
69	PERSON ARMED
70	PROWLER
71 	PUBLIC INDECENCY 
72	ERRATIC DRIVER 
73	*RUSH CALL*
74	STRANDED MOTORIST
75	TERRORISTIC THREATS 
77	ON SCENE
78	BE ON THE LOOKOUT
80	ANIMAL RELATED COMPLAINT
81	STREET OBSTRUCTION
82	PRISONER TRANSPORT
83	WANTED PERSON LOCATED
84	TRAFFIC DIRECTION
85	WRECKER
86	DOMESTIC DISPUTE
87	LOITERING 
88      911 HANG UP CALL
89	STATUS CHECK
90	FORGERY 
91	FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATION
92	WELFARE CHECK
93	BAD CHECK
94	LITTERING
95	GAS LEAK (SPECIFY TYPE)
95S	GAS LEAK (INSIDE STRUCTURE)
96	LOST/MISSING ITEM
97	COURTESY TRANSPORT
98	OBSCENE/HARASSING PHONE CALL
99	CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

Status Codes

4   O.K.
6   Wanted Person Confirmed on GCIC/NCIC
9   Busy on Surveillance Detail (usually dispatch will inform
          marked units to stay away from a code 9 location)
10  Starting / Ending Part Time Job?
11  Building/Area Check Complete
14  ?
17  Traffic Ticket Issued
18  Traffic Warning Issued
20  Arrest Report
24  Incident Report / Accident Report ?
25  Subject no longer in area
26 ?
27  Occurred Outside Jurisdiction?

Clearance Codes

01 –  CITATION
02 –  WARNING
03 –  REPORT TO BE COMPLETE
04 –  STATUS OKAY
05 –  SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT
06 –  NO WRITTEN REPORT/DETAIL COMPLETE
07 –  GONE ON ARRIVAL
08 –  UNFOUNDED
09 –  TURNED OVER TO ANOTHER AGENCY
10P – FALSE ALARM SUMMONS POLICE
10F – FALSE ALARM SUMMONS FIRE
11 –  BACKUP COMPLETE

Radio designations

Sierra –  Captains
Echo –    Sergeants
Tango –   Traffic Enforcement Units / DUI Units
Whiskey – Detectives (Criminal Investigations Division)
Kilo –    Crime Suppression Unit (unmarked patrol cars)
9XX –     Crossing guards/citizens patrol?
Charlie – Fulton Co. Schools Police Detectives

100 – 399: Patrol Officers
400 – 599: Engineering/Public Works
700 – 799: Fire Volunteers
800 – 899: Fire Personnel
900 – 999: Citizen Police Volunteers (CAPS)
B prefix = Bicycle Unit
C prefix = School Police
E prefix = Lieutenant
K prefix = Detective
L prefix = Extra Job Off Duty
S prefix = Captain
T prefix = Traffic Enforcement Unit

“Records” refers to the Alpharetta PD GCIC talk group where officers can run tags, licenses and criminal history checks.


Call Signs for Milton (dispatched by Alpharetta on their frequencies)

1100 – 1400: Patrol Officers
A prefix = Administrative (Police of Fire)
D prefix = Sergeant 
X prefix = Detective

Shift Semantics POLICE & DISPATCH

The department has a total of 4 shifts. Alpharetta and Milton Police units work the same shifts. Early units arrive on duty 1 hour before the late units.

A Shift Early 0500 – 1700
A Shift Late 0600 – 1800
B Shift Early 0500 – 1700
B Shift Late 0600 – 1800
C Shift Early 1700 – 0500
C Shift Late 1800 – 0600
D Shift Early 1700 – 0500
D Shift Late 1800- 0600

“A” Shift works with “C” Shift on their rotating days
“B” Shift works with “D” Shift on their rotating days. 

Shifts work 2 week rotating schedules. 

Week 1:  A/C Shift will work:
	Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday Sunday
Week 1:  B/D Shift will work:
	Wednesday, Thursday
Week 2:  A/C Shift will work:
	Wednesday, Thursday
Week 2:  B/D Shift will work:
	Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 

Each Alpharetta Police shift will contain:
1 –      Captain
2 –      Lieutenants 
7 - 15 – Police Officers

Each Milton Police shift will contain:
1 –      Sergeant 
2 to 5 – Police Officers

Shift Semantics FIRE

The department has a total of 3 shifts. Alpharetta and Milton Fire units work the same shifts. Each shift is 24 hours on and 48 hours off. Crew changes occur daily at 0700.

Each Alpharetta Fire shift contains:
1 – Battalion Chief
6 – Captains
18 to 25 – Fire Operators

Each Milton Fire shift contains:
1 – Battalion Chief
3 – Captains
9 to 15 Fire Operators

Vehicle Types POLICE (2009-2010)

Chevrolet Impala – Patrol
Ford Crown Victoria – Patrol K-9
Chevrolet Malibu – Administration 
Toyota Corolla Hybrid – Administration
Chevrolet Tahoe – Commercial Traffic Enforcement
Freightliner Bus – SWAT
Mobile Command Unit

Patrol units are black with white hood, white top and white trunk. A white stripe goes down the side with ALPHARETTA POLICE in blue letters on the side and trunk lip.

Traffic units are dark grey (or black) with darker grey ALPHARETTA POLICE on the sides and trunk lip.

Vehicle Types FIRE (2009-2010)

Pierce - Engines
Chevrolet Tahoe – Battalion Chief
Ford F350 – Rescue Truck
John Deere Gator – For Greenway Rescue
Boat – For Lake Rescue 
Ford F Series – Hazardous Materials Truck
Pace American - Hazardous Materials Trailer

Fire apparatus are white with a red stripe. Engines have ALPHARETTA FIRE in golden letters while Ladder Trucks have ALPHARETTA on the ladder in red letters.




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