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Syracuse City Police Dept.

Generic Unit IDs

  • 1-99 - Admin. Staff - All Channels
  • 100-199 - Community Policing - All Channels
  • 200-299 - Miscellaneous Units - All Channels
  • 300-399 - Events & Services - All Channels
  • 400-499 - North Units - Channel 3
  • 500-549 - Southeast Units - Channel 4
  • 550-599 - Citywide Units - All Channels
  • 600-699 - Southwest Units - Channel 4
  • 700-799 - CID - All Channels
  • 800-899 - SID - All Channels
  • 900-999 - Details - All Channels


Syracuse Police unit IDs are the same as the plate numbers on SPD vehicles, however the plate number may not be the unit number (mainly for CID, SID, and certain details). The number on the side of the vehicle is the car’s “C” number which relates to the MDT/Computer and radio.

Specific Unit IDs

Admin. Staff
  • Car 1 - Chief of Police
  • Car 2 - First Deputy Chief
  • Car 3-5 - Deputy Chiefs
  • Unit 77 - Camera Operator
  • Car 100 - Mayor
Community Details
  • Unit 120-129 - Various seasonal details
  • Unit 140-149 - SU Events
  • Unit 160-169 - Helio Health Detail
  • Unit 170-179 - Pools/Parks Detail (Summer)
  • Unit 190-199 - Destiny USA Detail
Miscellaneous Units
  • Unit 230 - Mobile Crime Lab
  • Unit 236-239 - Bomb Squad
  • Unit 270-279 - CENTRO Hub Detail
City Ordinance
  • Unit 320-329 - University Area Crime Control Team (Active Thursday-Sunday)
  • Unit 360-369 - Abandoned Vehicle Abatement
  • Unit 380-389 - Syracuse Housing Security
  • Unit 390-399 - Animal Control
North District
  • Cruiser 400 - North End Captain
  • Cruiser 401-408 - North End Lt.
  • Unit 410-418 - North End Sgt.
  • Unit 430-433 - North End Patrol Unit (Tip Hill, Oil City, Armory Square)
  • Unit 440-443 - North End Patrol Unit (Butternut/Grant, Woodlawn Cemetery)
  • Unit 450-453 - North End Patrol Unit (Butternut/Lodi, St. Joe's)
  • Unit 460-463 - North End Patrol Unit (Eastwood)
  • Unit 470 - North End Patrol Unit (Skyline Apartment Detail)
  • Unit 480-483 - North End Patrol Unit (Downtown)
  • Unit 490-498 - North End Patrol Unit (DestinyUSA, RTC)
Southeast District
  • Cruiser 500 - Southeast Captain
  • Cruiser 501-508 - Southeast Lt.
  • Unit 510-516 - Southeast Sgt.
  • Unit 520-521 - Southeast Patrol Unit (Southeast of Downtown)
  • Unit 522-530 - Southeast Patrol Unit (University Hill)
  • Unit 531 - Southeast Patrol Unit (Near Eastside)
  • Unit 532-540 - Southeast Patrol Unit (Eastside, Meadowbrook, Salt Springs)
  • Unit 541 - Southeast Patrol Unit (University Neighborhood, Skytop)
  • Unit 542-549 - Southeast Patrol Unit (South Valley, West of 81/481 interchange)
Citywide
  • Unit 518 - Traffic Sgt.
  • Unit 550-569 - Traffic Section
  • Unit 570-579 - Community Service Officer
  • Unit 580-589 - Noise Reduction Detail
  • Unit 590-594 & 596-599 - Crime Scene Unit
  • Unit 595 - Prisoner Transport Van
Southwest District
  • Cruiser 600 - Southwest Captain
  • Cruiser 601-608 - Southwest Lt.
  • Unit 610-618 - Southwest Sgt.
  • Unit 630-633 - Southwest Patrol Unit (Western Lights, Strathmore)
  • Unit 640-643 - Southwest Patrol Unit (S Geddes St, Skunk City)
  • Unit 650-653 - Southwest Patrol Unit (Just South of Downtown, S Salina St)
  • Unit 660-665 - Southwest Patrol Unit (S Salina St, Valley Area)
Details
  • Unit 920-929 - School Resource Officer (SROs may change schools depending on calls and events.)
* 920 - SRO Sgt. 
* 924 & 928 - Nottingham High SROs
* 922 & 926 - Corcoran High SROs
* 921 & 927 - Fowler High SROs
* 923 & 926 - Henninger High SROs
* 929 - ITC High/Downtown SCSD Schools SRO
  • Unit 930-939 - Overtime School Detail
  • Unit 969 - Parkside Commons Detail
  • Unit 970-979 - Recruiting



Police Dept. Signals

  • They have gone to plain language for the majority of call types. Only ones still in use within Onondaga County are the following:
Signal Meaning
79 MVC no injuries
79 Possible MVC Possible Injuries
80 MVC with injuries presented
98 Minor Fire/Working outdoor, car fire
99 Working Structure Fire
50 Immediate assistance, Man Down/Mayday
44 Note
32 Known

Terms

  • ABC - Alcohol Beverage Control
  • CHAIRS - Criminal History Arrest/Incident Reporting System
  • Community General - A SUNY Upstate Hospital, located just outside of Syracuse.
  • CPEP - Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program
  • GIVE - Gun Involved Violence Elimination (Formerly Operation Impact, most NYSP & OCSO units actively patrolling city and certain SPD units)
  • TA - Technical Assistant
  • YD - Youth Detention (Hillbrook Detention Facility)
  • ET - Evidence Technician (crime scene unit)
  • 68 - Fight
  • 69 - Suspicious Vehicle
  • 70 - Call
  • 74 - Traffic Stop
  • 76 - Domestic
  • 77 - Juvenile
  • 78 - Ambulance
  • 79 - Cancel
  • 82 - Burglary
  • 83 - Illegally parked vehicle
  • 85 - Caller
  • 88 - Status Check(s)
  • 89 - Enroute
  • 94 - Out of Service

Codes

  • Code 1 - Citation Issued.
  • Code 1W - Warning Issued
  • Code 2 - Radar Special Detail.
  • Code 3 - Parking Citation Issued.
  • Code 4 - Off Scene
  • Code 6 - Resolved on Arrival
  • Code 7 - Unable to locate
  • Code 8 - Transferred to different agency
  • Code 10 - Available
  • Code 11 - Report Written.
  • Code 12 - Arrest Made.
  • Code 13 - Evidence Technician Report.
  • Code 14 - Civil Matter.
  • Code 15 - General Investigation Report.
  • Code 16 - Juvenile Appearance Ticket.
  • Code 17 - Vehicle Accident Report.
  • Code 18 - Property Report.
  • Code 19 - Supplement Report.
  • Code 20 - Suspected Rabies Report.
  • Code 21 - Vehicle Report.
  • Code 22 - Missing/Found Person Report.
  • Code 23 - Open Door/Window Report.
  • Code 24 - Firearms Discharge Report.
  • Code 25 - Snowmobile Reports.
  • Code 26 - Warrant/Summons Attempt.
  • Code 27 - Snowmobile Summons.
  • Code 28 - Observation Report.
  • Code 29 - Appearance Ticket Issued.
  • Code 30 - Interdepartmental Memo.
  • Code 31 - Crime Lab Request Form.
  • Code 32 - Officer Injured/Sick Report.
  • Code 33 - Repossession Report.
  • Code 34 - Use of Force Report.
  • Code 35 - General Message Report.
  • Code 36 - Report Mailed/Sent.
  • Code 37 - Affadavit Made.
  • Code 38 - Complaint Information.
  • Code 39 - Warrant/Summons Processed.
  • Code 40 - Photos Taken.
  • Code 41 - Detail Completed.
  • Code 42 - Report/Deposition.
  • Code 43 - No Police Action.
  • Code 44 - M.O. Coding Sheet.
  • Code 45 - K-9 Building Search.
  • Code 46 - K-9 Directed Search.
  • Code 47 - K-9 Person Check.
  • Code 48 - K-9 Bomb Detection.
  • Code 51 - K-9 Evidence Search.
  • Code 52 - Family Offense Notification.
  • Code 53 - K-9 Criminal Apprehension.
  • Code 54 - K-9 Officer Protection.
  • Code 55 - K-9 Demonstration.
  • Code 56 - K-9 Narcotics Detection.

Files

  • File 1 - Stolen vehicle.
  • File 5 - Wanted Person.
  • File 6 - Missing person or Runaway.




Syracuse Police Dept. Old Radio Plan

  • 460.325 MHz/465.325 MHz - Channel #1 - TA (PL Tone 131.8) (WPFU248/WXK617)
    • This was monitored by the Technical Assistant who sat behind the main dispatchers and the channel was used for any in progress major calls.
  • 460.350 MHz/465.350 MHz - Channel #2 - DATA (PL Tone 131.8) (WPFU248/WXK617)
    • This was used to run things like Warrants, DL's, Tags, etc.
  • 460.475 MHz/465.475 MHz - Channel #3 - North/East Dispatch (PL Tone 131.8) (WPFU248/WXK617)
    • Dispatch Channel for the North/East part of the city (400 units)
  • 460.375 MHz/465.375 MHz - Channel #4 - South/West Dispatch (PL Tone 131.8) (WPFU248/WXK617)
    • Dispatch Channel for the South/West part of the city (600 units)
  • 460.425 MHz/465.425 MHz - Channel #5 - CID (PL Tone 131.8) (WPFU248/WPJW556/WXK617)
    • Utilized by Criminal Investigations Division
  • 460.250 MHz/465.250 MHz - Channel #6 - CID/SID (PL Tone 131.8) (WNYC833/WPFU248/WPJW556/WXK617)
    • Utilized by Criminal Investigations Division & Special Investigations Division)
  • 460.200 MHz/465.200 MHz - Channel #7 - SID (PL Tone 131.8) (WNYC833/WPJW556/WXK617)
    • Utilized by Special Investigations Division
  • 460.025 MHz/465.025 MHz - Channel #8 - SHA (PL Tone 131.8) (WNVL219)
    • Utilized by the Syracuse Housing Authority
  • 460.500 MHz/465.500 MHz - Channel #9 - Training (PL Tone 131.8) (WNYC833)
    • Utilized for Training




Syracuse Fire Department

Active Station & Unit List

Station Address Neighborhood Apparatus
Station 1 900 S State St. at E Adams St. Downtown Engine Co. 1, Squad Co.
Station 2 2300 Lodi St. at Danforth St. Northside/Inner Harbor Engine Co. 2, Truck 2, Water Rescue
Station 3 808 Bellevue Ave near Onondaga Ave. Westside/Strathmore Engine Co. 3, Ambulance 3, 4, and 5
Station 5 110 N Geddes St near Erie Blvd. W Westside/Tipperary Hill Engine Co. 5, Truck 3, HAZMAT, Car 2
Station 6 601 S West St at Fabius St. Downtown Rescue Co. (Rescue 1, 2, and 3) and Duty Deputy Chief (702-706)
Station 8 2412 S Salina St near McKinley Ave Southside Engine Co. 8, Truck 8, Car 3
Station 9 400 Shuart Ave at Wilson St. Northside Engine Co. 9, Truck 4 (Substitute for Ladder), Ladder 4, Car 4
Station 10 2030 E Genesee St. at Cambridge St. Near Eastside Engine Co. 10, Truck 5
Station 17 2317 Burnet Ave at S Midler Ave. Eastwood Engine Co. 17
Station 18 3801 Midland Ave at Floral Pkwy Southside/Valley Engine Co. 18

Run Responses

  • Engine Co. consists of 1 Engine and 1 Mini
  • Truck Co. consists of 1 95' midmount tower ladder.
  • Ladder Co. consists of 1 110' rear-mount ladder (Ladder 4).
  • Rescue Co. consists of Rescues 1-3. Rescue 1 is a Heavy Rescue and goes the most MVAs, structure fires, and rescues. Rescue 2 is used for calls in which the heavy rescue is not necessary. Rescue 3 is an additional truck utilized for building collapses assigned to the Rescue Co.
  • Squad Co. consists of Squad 1, commercial pick-up truck with after-market box.


  • A Short Telephone Alarm includes 1 Engine Co., 1 Truck Co., & 1 District Chief
  • A Full Telephone Alarm includes 1 Engine Co., 2 Engines, 1 Truck Co., Rescue Co., Squad Co., and 1 District Chief
    • On structure assignments, only the first due Engine brings their mini.
    • When a Signal 99 is transmitted, a Second District Chief, the Duty Deputy Chief, a RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) are dispatched. RIT is typically assigned to the next closest truck, unless they're special called into the scene prior to the signal 99 dispatch being completed. In addition, an Investigator, a Safety Officer, and an ambulance from SFD Ambulance or AMR (or closest available agency) is dispatched to the scene.
    • For fire alarms at the Justice Center in Downtown Syracuse, only the first due Engine Co. responds (usually Engine Company 1) this is due to the relatively ease in which a fire would be identified along a with the crowded nature of the jail
    • During busier days than usual (usually around the 4th of July) an additional Engine Company will be placed into service, usually out of Station 6 or 12, using a Recall Engine and a Spare Mini.
    • If a majority of Engines are on calls for a long period of time, Recall Engines may be placed into service to maintain coverage of the city. Currently the department has two recall engines based out of Stations 6 and 8, along with a Recall Truck based out of Station 1. Recall engines and the truck are fully equipped and may also be used as spares.
    • The Syracuse Fire Department maintains a 24/7 ALS Ambulance Service out of Station 3. Ambulances 3, 4, and 5 may be dispatched if AMR has no available rigs or is not able (or willing) to handle a call.


Radio Pre-Alert Tones
Onondaga County Dispatchers use a series of pre alert tones before Fire/EMS calls are dispatched. Can also be used for special announcements.

1000 Hz Tones

  • Single Tone - Incoming EMS, Rescue, or Miscellaneous Fire Call
  • Double Tone - Possible Building Fire
  • Triple Tone - Incoming Signal 99 Dispatch (Working Fire)
  • Pulsating Tone - Incoming Important Information (i.e. address change, important information of building features/hazards)

Warble Tones

  • Building Evacuation, "MAYDAY", or other significant fireground hazard (i.e. wires down, collapse hazard)



Run Type Apparatus Assigned
EMS Run 1 Mini or 1 Engine
Full Arrest/Truama 1 Mini and Squad
Long Fall 1 Mini and Rescue Co.
MVA Possible Injuries 1 Engine Co.
MVA with Injuries 1 Engine Co. and Rescue Co.
Car/Outdoor Fire 1 Engine Co.
Garage Fire (not attached) Short Telephone Alarm
Garage Fire (attached) Full Telephone Alarm
Stuck Elevator Rescue Co.
Residential Lock out/in 1 Truck Co.
Vehicle Lock-Out with child stuck Squad Co.
Unknown Type Alarm Sounding 1 Truck Co.
Fire Alarm/Appliance/Electrical Fire Short Telephone Alarm
Residential/Commercial/Industrial Fire Full Telephone Alarm
Highrise Structure Fire Full Telephone Alarm + Ladder 4


Syracuse Fire Dept. Signals
Signal Meaning
79 MVC no injuries
79 Possible MVC Possible Injuries
80 MVC with injuries presented
86 Upgrade Assignment to Full Telephone Alarm
not in widespread use anymore
98 Minor Fire/Working outdoor, car fire
99 Working Structure Fire
50 Immediate assistance, Man Down/Mayday


Specific Unit Identifiers
Unit Number Use
203 Radio Repair
5## Inspection Cars
601 Duty Safety Officer
60# Training Cars
612 Fire Investigator (Off duty cars may also have a letter after the unit number, ex: 612A)
Not to be confused with 612 for SPD, which is a south zone sgt.
62# Miscellaneous
100 Chief of Department
70# Deputy Chiefs



Old SFD Firehouses

Station Address Neighborhood Apparatus
Station 1 106 Montgomery St near E Washington St Downtown Engine 1, Rescue 1, Rescue 2
Station 2 727-729 N Salina St near Catawba St Northside Engine 2, Truck 2
Truck 3 729 Park Ave at Wall St Westside Truck 3
Station 4 1000 Col. Eileen Collins Blvd
(Coords: 43.110965/-76.109955)
229 Wolf St near N Salina St
Airport

Northside
ARFF (now A.N.G. Fire Sta.)

Engine 4
Station 7 1039 E Fayette St near S Crouse Ave University Hill Engine Co. 7 (at closure) and Truck 4
Station 9 610 Oak St near Highland Ave North/Eastside Engine 9, Mini 9, Truck 4
Station 10 826 Euclid Ave at Westcott St Westcott/University Hill Engine 10, Truck 5
Station 11 901 Teall Ave at Herbst Ave Eastwood Engine 11
Station 12 400 W Genesee St at Wallace St Downtown Engine 12, Mini 12, HAZMAT 12, Truck 6
Still owned by the City, contains some admin offices for SFD.
Station 13 1022 Willis Ave at Chemung St Far Westside Engine 13
Station 14 238 W Division St at Solar St Northside/Inner Harbor Engine 14, Foam 14
Station 15 121-123 Harold St near Greenland Dr Northside Engine 15
Station 17 401-403 S Midler Ave at Sunnycrest Rd Eastwood Engine 17, Mini 17, Truck 7
Also contained SPD Precinct for the area.
Station 18 174 W Seneca Trpk at Midland Ave Southside/Valley Engine 18, Mini 18, Truck 9
Station 19 1150 Salt Springs Rd at Demong Dr Far Eastside Engine 19
Station 20 401 Elliott St at S Geddes St Skunk City/Westside Engine 20
Station 21 500 Summit Ave at Onondaga Park Dr Onondaga Park/Southside Engine 21

*All of these firehouses are still standing.

Syracuse Fire Dept. "Other" Bldg.'s

  • Maintenance/Training - 300-312 State Fair Blvd. between Hiawatha Blvd. W. & Waite Ave.
  • Federal Credit Union -
    • Current - 211 Wilkinson St. between Leavenworth Ave. & Barker Ave.
    • Former - 320 Tracy St. at Leavenworth Ave.

Syracuse FD Radio Codes (OLD)

  • 0 Emergency
  • 1 Request Fire Investigator
  • 2 Request Ambulance
  • 3 Request Police
  • 4 Request Niagara Mohawk
  • 7 Fire personnel under attack
  • 10 Fire related fatality
  • 20 Request specific directions
  • 41 Request Rescue
  • 46 Request repeat of alarm dispatch
  • 48 Request District Chief
  • 54 On the air
  • 56 Off the air
  • 57 In service
  • 59 Out of service
  • 65 Call Fire Control by phone
  • 68 Request mechanic
  • 75 Acknowledge/Received
  • 76 Request status report and/or radio test
  • 79 Request Ambulance
  • 84 MVA involving apparatus
  • 86 Request for balance of assignment
  • 90 Bomb threat
  • 94 Personnel to fire alarm center
  • 95 Request fire scene update
  • 97 Investigation
  • 98 Minor fire
  • 99 Working fire
  • 1-X Bomb or explosive device detonated
  • 2-2 Request second alarm
  • 3-3 Request third alarm


Syracuse Fire Dept. Old Radio Plan

  • 153.950 MHz/154.415 MHz - Channel #1 - Dispatch (PL Tone 82.5) (KEA331/WNPM707)
    • This was a repeated pair.
  • 154.190 MHz - Channel #2 - Fireground (PL Tone 82.5) (KEA331/WNPM707)
    • Originally this was used for Full Telephone Alarms (Structure Fires) and later became the Fireground Channel for units responding with Car 2 & was Simplex.
  • 154.145 MHz - Channel #3 - Fireground (PL Tone 82.5) (WNPM707)
    • Originally was next in line if Channel #2 was being used for Fireground and later became the Fireground Channel for units responding with Car 3 & was Simplex.
  • 154.235 MHz - Channel #4 - Fireground (PL Tone 82.5) (WNPM707)
    • Originally was next in line if Channel #2 & Channel #3 were being used for Fireground and later became the Fireground Channel for units responding with Car 4 & Car 5 & was Simplex.
  • 453.300 MHz/458.300 MHz - Crossband Repeater of Channel #2 (KH5321)
    • This was a crossband repeater located on Rescue 1 that was tied to 154.190 MHz
  • 460.600 MHz - Training (KH5321)
    • Consisted of about a half dozen portables located at the Training Facility & was Simplex.
  • 154.995 MHz/154.100 MHz - Syracuse Aircraft/Rescue/Firefighting - Dispatch/Snow Clearing (Repeater) (KTC833/WNHE578)


Syracuse Fire Explorer Post 280 Radio Plan

  • 43.000 MHz - Channel #1 - Dispatch (WZL835)
  • 42.960 MHz - Channel #2 - Rarely Used (WZL835)


Other Deprecated Syracuse Local Government Freq.'s

  • 155.040 MHz/158.880 MHz - Parks Dept. (KCZ882)
  • 458.3875 MHz - City School District-High Schools (WNZA823)
  • 458.9875 MHz - City School District-Elementary/Middle Schools (WNZA823)
  • 453.350 MHz/458.350 MHz - Housing Authority (KNGJ827)
  • 453.150 MHz/458.150 MHz - Dept. of Public Works - Road Maint./Snow Plows (WSZ624/KP4145)
  • 453.225 MHz/458.225 MHz - Dept. of Public Works - Garbage Trucks (WNKA400)
  • 451.625 MHz/456.625 MHz - City Water Authority - Syracuse Operations (KED378)
  • 451.225 MHz/456.225 MHz - City Water Authority - Marcellus/Skaneateles Operations (WQJ260)