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FPS unit callsigns

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Does anyone know what are the callsign designations that FPS use?
 
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At least in my area,

Paul units are patrol

Sams are supervisory (sgt)

Victors are commanders/high ups

Kings are K-9

Ida are investigators

Toms are physical security specialists (non-commissioned)

George are contract guards
 

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I recently heard a "Charles" unit. Heard multiples times so this is not a misnomer. He was out of San Antonio, TX. Anyone have any clue as to his job description (communications is the only thing I can come up with)? Nothing anyone was saying was giving any clues.
 
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Updated list (current):

Charles- Captain
George- Contracted security guards
Ida- Special Agents (Criminal Investigators)
King- Canine (K9) officers
Lincoln- Lieutenant
Paul- Inspectors (former patrol officers, now that they've all gone or are going to Physical Security school)
Sam- Sergeant
Tom- Technicians/Admin
Victor- Command staff
X-Ray- Region 8 supervisors for dispatch centers (Rocky Mountain Region, in Denver, CO)
 

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Here in Seattle I hear
George ##
Denver

Yes, DENVER in Seattle . Denver seems to be the base. And that makes no sense, I'm near Seattle!
Keep listening. Today I heard the Philadelphia MegaCenter doing radio checks with some Portland units.

- Chris
 
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Keep listening. Today I heard the Philadelphia MegaCenter doing radio checks with some Portland units.

- Chris
Would that be 'Central'? I've run into them on a couple of mornings, usually around 9:00 - 9:10 AM. Going by memory, on 175.xxxx.

They call all over the place. Must be a very wide area repeater. Some area names not recognized.
 
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The FPS Mega Centers typically operate in the 406-420 Band.

175 is too high, as the band ends at 173.9875

However, "CENTRAL" is a common term for a Disp Center and is quite common out east for the FBI. W/O the exact Freq and Tone it's hard to answer your question

Would that be 'Central'? I've run into them on a couple of mornings, usually around 9:00 - 9:10 AM. Going by memory, on 175.xxxx.

They call all over the place. Must be a very wide area repeater. Some area names not recognized.
 
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; U; en-US) Gecko/20081217 Vision-Browser/8.1 301x200 LG VN530)

It'd be nice if the wiki links would work with cell phones...they need a mobile version of the wiki.
 
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