Onondaga County Public Safety
Onondaga County Law, Fire and EMS Dispatch as well as Syracuse Police and Fire Dispatch. Includes Onondaga County DOT (winter months only).
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OCSO East Zone Dispatch 3
OCSO Ch. 3
47 Onondaga County Sheriffs East Zone Dispatch
OCSO West Zone Dispatch 4
OCSO Ch. 4
48 Onondaga County Sheriffs West Zone Dispatch
OCSO North Zone Dispatch 5
OCSO Ch. 5
49 Onondaga County Sheriffs North Zone Dispatch
SPD North/East Dispatch 3
SPD Ch. 3
33 Syracuse Police North Zone Dispatch
SPD South/West Dispatch 4
SPD Ch. 4
34 Syracuse Police South Zone Dispatch
Onondaga County Fire Control
1 Onondaga County Fire Control Dispatch
Onondaga County EMS Dispatch
Syracuse Fire Control
SFD Ch. 1
21 SFD Dispatch
Onondaga County DOT (snow plows) Ch. 1
72 Active Nov. 1st to Mar. 31st
Tactical law enforcement and tactical fire control channels are not included in this feed.
Police, fire and EMS codes/signals heard on this feed:
Police Department 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.
Code/Condition White - No lights or sirens. (code is also used by fire dispatch/depts./EMS)
Code Red - Life threatening.
Code Scarlet - Emergency during drill.
Code Yellow - MVA involving school bus.
Police Department Files:
File 1 - Stolen vehicle.
File 2 - Administrative message to DMV.
File 4 - Hit & Run MVA.
File 5 - Wanted Person.
File 6 - Missing person or Runaway.
File 7 - Burglary Notice.
File 8 - Robbery Notice.
File 9 - Lost or Missing Property.
File 10 - Stolen Property/Larceny.
File 11 - Assault/Violent Crime Notice.
File 12 - Homicide Notice.
File 13 - General Information.
File 13a - Arrest Notification.
File 15 - Request for Information/Criminal History.
File 16 - Lost/Stolen License Plate.
File 25 - General Administrative message.
File 28 - Road & Weather conditions.
File 44 - Test messages follow.
Police Department Signals:
Signal 19 - No Lights/Sirens.
Signal 27 - Drivers License Check.
Signal 28 - Vehicle Registration Check.
Signal 29 - OLEIS Check.
Signal 30 - NYSPIN Check.
Signal 31 - No Prior Arrests/Wants.
Signal 32 - Known/Use Caution.
Signal 41 - Request Rescue Unit.
Signal 44 - Note.
Signal 46 - Repeat Alarm Dispatch.
Signal 48 - Request Chief.
Signal 50 - Man Down/Mayday/Request immediate assistance.
Signal 54 - On Radio.
Signal 56 - Off Radio.
Signal 57 - In Service Report.
Signal 58 - Out of Service Report.
Signal 65 - Phone Fire Control.
Signal 67 - Do Not Transmit.
Signal 68 - Request Mechanic.
Signal 75 - Message Received.
Signal 76 - Request Status Report.
Signal 79 - Motor Vehicle Accident without Injuries.
Signal 79 Possible - Motor Vehicle Accident with possible Injuries.
Signal 80 - Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries.
Signal 84 - Involved in Accident.
Signal 86 - Fill Assignment from Short Telephone Alarm to Full Telephone Alarm.
Signal 90 - Bomb Scare.
Signal 94 - Report to HQ.
Signal 95 - Request Fire Scene Information.
Signal 96 - Request Tow Truck.
Signal 97 - First Unit Investigation.
Signal 98 - Minor Fire/Working Outdoor Fire/Vehicle Fire.
Signal 99 - Major Fire/Working Structure Fire.
Fire Department Codes:
2-2 - Request second alarm.
3-3 - Request third alarm.
Police Department Terms:
68 - Fight
69 - Suspicious Vehicle
70 - Call
74 - Traffic Stop
76 - Domestic
77 - Juvenile
78 - Ambulance
79 - Cancel
82 - Burglary
83 - Illegally parked vehicle (oftenly used code by Syracuse DPW)
85 - Complainant/Caller
88 - Status Check
89 - Enroute
94 - Out of Service
1192 - Driving While Intoxicated.
Other terminology commonly heard:
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.
DR - Dispatch Record Number.
DV - Disabled Vehicle.
EDP - Emotionally Disturbed Person.
ET - Evidence Technician (crime scene unit).
GIVE - Gun Involved Violence Elimination (Formerly Operation Impact, most NYSP & OCSO units actively patrolling city and certain SPD units).
MDT - Mobile Data Terminal.
MI - Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack).
MVA - Motor Vehicle Accident.
MVC - Motor Vehicle Collision.
PIC - Person in Crisis.
RO - Registered (Vehicle) Owner.
ShotSpotter - Gunshot detection system.
TA - Police Department Technical Assistant.
YD - Youth Detention (Hillbrook Detention Facility).
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