MOTOROLA Handie-Talkie (HT) RADIO PROCEDURES
MOTOROLA Handie-Talkie (HT) RADIO Radio setup procedures: • Turn on the radio • Adjust the volume. • Check for correct radio frequency (13-WVDC-1, 13-CDC-1, 13-GHRC-1, etc.) • Check for low battery strength indicator icon. • Check radio for damaged or broken parts.
MOTOROLA HT RADIO • See the Orange emergency button on top of radio? Do not press this button unless you are under duress or in need of assistance. • Once pushed, an alarm will be set off and officers will respond to your location. • Notify your supervisor of any radio problems.
MOTOROLA HT RADIO Radio Transmissions: • Think about what you are going to say, before you say it. • Take a deep breath, then make your transmission. • Press the transmission button on the side of the radio to transmit your message.
MOTOROLA HT RADIO Proper radio transmissions continued: Never talk loudly or yell into the radios microphone, your voice may become distorted and unclear. Give clear and precise radio transmissions.
MOTOROLA HT RADIO Proper radio transmissions continued: “Attention on the facility”. Get everyone’s attention that something is happening and you need or will need assistance. Give the location of the incident Explain what is happening
MOTOROLA HT RADIO Proper radio transmissions continued: Try to stay calm during the incident and be a good witness to what has happening.
MOTOROLA HT RADIO Proper radio transmissions continued: If there is a fight Give the number of people involved “two inmates fighting”. If a deputy is involved say so, “deputy involved”.
MOTOROLA HT RADIO Proper radio transmissions continued: Are weapons involved? If so, give out the type of weapons observed, if possible; “one inmate has a shank”. Identify the inmate with the weapon when the first deputy arrives on scene.
MOTOROLA HT RADIO Proper radio transmissionscontinued: Repeat the radio transmission and keep the facility informed of what is happening. Lock down all inmates in the housing unit.
MOTOROLA HT RADIO Proper radio transmissionscontinued: Only safety personnel may call out a “Code four” (all secure) once the incident is under control.
MOTOROLA HT RADIO Proper radio transmissions continued: Review the different types of radio transmissions: Fight between inmates. Medical Emergency (Man Down, Code Blue, etc.). Fire in an inmate housing unit.
MOTOROLA HT RADIO Proper radio transmissions continued: Remember, the radio is your lifeline. Misuse of the radio could cause injury or even death to one or more of your fellow employees. Keep all radio transmissions as brief as possible. Keep all radio transmissions on a professional level.
RADIO CODES 10-1 Poor Reception 10-37 Operator/Driver 10-2 Good Reception 10-87 Meet 10-4 Message Rec'd 10-88 Back the deputy 10-5 Relay 10-97 Arrived on scene 10-6 Busy 10-98 Departed scene 10-7 Out of service Cd-2 Urgent 10-8 In service Cd-3 Emergency 10-9 Repeat Cd-4 No further asst. 10-10 10-7 (subj to call) Cd-5 Stake out 10-11 Dispatch. too fast Cd-7 10-7 to eat 10-13 Weather Condit. Cd-30 No record/wants 10-14 Escort Cd-31 Records/no wants 10-15 Suspect in custody Cd-32F Felony wants 10-16 Pick up prisoner Cd-32M Misdem.wants 10-19 Return to.. Cd-32X Wanted armed! 10-20 Location Cd-33 Clear radio traffic 10-21 Phone Cd-999 Dep. emergency 10-22 Cancel EOW End of work 10-23 Stand by ETA Est. time of arrival 10-28 Registration Chk. GOA Gone on arrival 10-29 Warrant Check UTL Unable to locate 10-30 Not per regulation CODE BLUE 10-33 Clear radio traffic Medical Emergency 10-35 Confidential 10-36 Time CODE RED Facility Emergency “10” Series Radio Codes