Security professionals across Canada utilize a radio communication system to properly and effectively protect private property and the general public on a daily basis.

The Association of Public Safety Communication Officials (APCO) 10 Codes system is the national standard for effective communication between security professionals when speed and accuracy in reporting situations is critical.

Developed for security professionals and other public safety workers, APCO 10 codes allow for workers to discretely share information while encoding the contents of a conversation and maintaining the highest level of privacy.

After successfully completing security guard training and becoming licensed, security guards working in the field are expected to be comfortable using the APCO system. Utilizing this system properly increases overall efficiency and reduces the chances of miscommunication important information.

The Canadian Academy of Guard Training’s industry-leading, online courses will teach security professionals how to properly implement 10 codes into their working life fast and efficiently.

10 Codes

10-0 Use Caution

10-1 Signal Weak

10-2 Signal Good

10-3 Stop Transmitting

10-4 Message Received

10-5 Relay

10-6 Station is busy

10-7 Out Of Service

10-8 In Service

10-9 Repeat

10-10 Fight In Progress

10-11 Animal Problem

10-12 Stand By

10-13 Report Conditions

10-14 Prowler Report

10-15 Civil Disturbance

10-16 Domestic Problem

10-17 Meet Complainant

10-18 Urgent

10-19 Go To Station

10-20 Advise To Location

10-21 Phone _______

10-22 Disregard

10-23 Arrived At Scene

10-24 Assignment Complete

10-25 Report to ________

10-26 Detaining Suspect

10-27 Driver’s License Information

10-28 Vehicle Registration Information

10-29 Check Records For Want

10-30 Unauthorized Use Of Radio

10-31 Crime In Progress

10-32 Person With Gun

10-33 Emergency – All Units Stand By

10-34 Riot

10-35 Major Crime Alert

10-36 Correct Time

10-37 Suspicious Vehicle

10-38 Stop Suspicious Vehicle

10-39 Respond With Siren and Flashers

10-40 Do not use Siren and Flashers

10-41 Beginning Shift

10-42 End Shift

10-43 Information

10-44 Permission to Leave

10-45 Dead Animal

10-46 Assist Motorist

10-47 Emergency Road Repair

10-48 Traffic Control

10-49 Traffic Signal Out

10-50 Traffic Accident

10-51 Request Tow Truck

10-52 Request Ambulance

10-53 Roadway Blocked

10-54 Livestock on Roadway

10-55 Intoxicated Driver

10-56 Intoxicated Pedestrian

10-57 Hit and Run Accident

10-58 Direct Traffic

10-59 Escort

10-60 Squad In Vicinity

10-61 Personnel In Vicinity

10-62 Reply To Message

10-63 Prepare to Copy

10-64 Local Message

10-65 Net Message

10-66 Cancel Message

10-67 Clear For Net Message

10-68 Dispatch Information

10-69 Message Received

10-70 Fire Alarm

10-71 Advise Nature Of Alarm

10-72 Report Progress of Alarm

10-73 Smoke Report

10-74 Negative

10-75 In contact with _______

10-76 En route to _______

10-77 Estimated Time of Arrival

10-78 Request Assistance

10-79 Notify Coroner

10-80 Pursuit in Progress

10-81 Breathalyser Report

10-82 Reserved Lodgings

10-83 School Crossing Assignment

10-84 If meeting… Advise Estimated Time of Arrival

10-85 Arrival Delayed

10-86 Operator On Duty

10-87 Pick Up

10-88 Advise Telephone Number

10-89 Bomb Threat

10-90 Bank Alarm

10-91 Pick Up Subject

10-92 Illegally Parked Vehicle

10-93 Blockage

10-94 Drag Racing

10-95 Subject In Custody

10-96 Detain Subject

10-97 Test Signal

10-98 Prisoner Escape

10-99 Wanted Or Stolen

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