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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-106 (now broadcasting alpha tags) covering the greater Los Angeles basin aka "THE SOUTH BAY" which includes Police/Fire for: El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood 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 computer this feed is being fed thru. Be sure to like us at:

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