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El Segundo - Gardena - Hawthorne - Hermosa Beach - INGLEWOOD - Lawndale - Lennox - Lomita - Manhattan Beach - Marina Del Rey - Rancho Palos Verdes - Redondo Beach - Rolling Hills - Rolling Hills Estates - Torrance - USCG Channel 16.

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Radio Shack Pro-107 (and a Pro-136 as a backup) SOUTH BAY (Los Angeles) Police/Fire: El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Lennox, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills - Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance, USCG (Channel 16) Distress. Please note there is a delay of appx 30 seconds due to the slow processor this feed is being fed thru.

Here are some commonly used acronyms and sayings heard over the radio in the South Bay:

ALS: Advanced Life Support (term commonly used by paramedics)
AMR: (American Medical Response) Ambulance Service
Audible: A burglar/fire alarm that can be heard
"Beer run": Theft of beer/alcohol (usually from a convenience store)
BLS: Basic Life Support (less severe than an ALS request)
“The Boulevard”: Hawthorne Boulevard [usually]
"Bud": Budlong Avenue
"Cal Personal": California Personalized (Vanity) License Plate
CDL: Can be either a Commercial Drivers License or a California Drivers License
CHP: California Highway Patrol
"Cut Your Code": Stop responding with lights and siren (i.e.: ...Sufficent units on scene, cut your code).
DL: Drivers License
DOT: Direction of Travel
DP: Disturbing Party (The person who is causing the problem)
DR or DR Number: Departmental Report
ETOH: Paramedic (usually) term for an alcohol related issue/drunk (i.e.: ...The patients chief complaint is etoh)
"E-TRIG" or "E-Trigger": An officers panic (emergency) button on their handheld radio
Gerber: Ambulance Service
GMH: Gardena Memorial Hospital
GSV: Gun shot victim
Harbor: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (i.e.: ...Transporting patient to Harbor)
HBD: Has been drinking
“The Highway” or PCH: Pacific Coast Highway
JO: Just occurred (i.e.: ...units respond to a 459 JO)
LACOFD: Los Angeles County Fire Department
LACOSO or LASD: Los Angeles County Sheriff
LAFD: Los Angeles (City) Fire Department
LCM: Little Company of Mary Hospital
"Man Ave" Another way to say Manhattan Avenue...not to be confused with Manhattan Beach Blvd.
MBB: Manhattan Beach Boulevard
McCormick: Ambulance Service
NFD: No further description
"On the patch": is an LASD crime broadcast for something significant that usually just occurred
"Ped": Pedestrian (i.e.: ...the accident was vehicle vs. ped)
PV: Palos Verdes
RBB: Redondo Beach Boulevard
Res: Residence
RO: Registered owner (of the vehicle)
RPV: Rancho Palos Verdes
SBRPCA or “South Bay”: South Bay Regional Public Communications Authority (Dispatch)
SCC: Sheriff's Communications Center (LASD Dispatch)
"Slow roll": Back-up request, non emergency request
Strong Arm: A form of armed robbery by the user of bodily force
TFD: Torrance Fire Department
“The Strand”: Essentially, it's the North/South bike/walk path that runs from 45th St to about Herondo St
TMH: Torrance Memorial Hospital
UTL: Unable to locate (the suspect, the victim, the vehicle, etc.)
Waterline: Where surf meets sand (i.e.: Units patrolling the waterline looking for passed out drunks on the beach)
WC: Watch Commander
Popular Radio Codes (some are South Bay specific):
211: Armed Robbery
242: Assault & Battery
245: Assault with a deadly weapon
2735 or 273.5: Domestic Violence
311: Indecent exposure (code also used for drunks urinating behind the bars in HB)
415: Disturbance (415 loud party, 415 subject on a bus, 415 construction, etc.)
459: Burglary
459 audible: Burglar alarm going off
5150: Besides a Van Halen album, it's a crazy person
911B: Meet with Officer
925A: Suspicious person
927: Unknown trouble
927C: Check the area (for the suspect)
10-1: Your radio sounds like crap
10-2: Your radio sounds good
10-4: OK-Acknowledged
10-6: Busy (i.e.: Can you respond to the call? No, I'm 10-6).
10-9: Repeat what you just said
10-17: Enroute (to the call)
10-20: What's your location
10-21: Contact by phone
10-22: Disregard/Cancel
10-27: Drivers license check
10-28: Registration check (Is this vehicles registration current and active?)
10-29: Veh stolen check (is this vehicle stolen?)
10-33: Hold the channel for emergency traffic
10-35F (Frank): Felony warrant
10-35M (Mary): Misdameanor warrant
10-35P (Paul): Probation
Code 3: Lights and Siren (also referred to as "Rolling Code")
Code 4: All clear, everything is under control
Code 6: Officer is busy on a call
Code 20: Officer welfare check