Austin Police - info on Channels Groups and function?

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rvacs

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Hello All,

As I am trying to "Tune" my listening in on Austin PD... Can you explain some of these:

APD Dispatch "XXXX" - I understand is the main dispatch channels and initial coms wtih officer..
APD Metro 1-10 - ???
APD Law 1-6 - ???
APD Talk 1-44 - I would guess would be talkaround channels for inter-talk of officers at scene - does this go through repeater?
APD APERN Emergency - ??
Aus APD Aviation 1,2 Inv - I assume the hellicopters when needed do they fly regularly on Fri/Sat nights?
Aus APD Air/Canine - is this busy?
APD RAT ???

Other things - Narcotics is this busy? Homeland Defense - don't expect much traffic.



Sorry just want to make sure I am scanning the right things and what channels are for what.

Thanks,
Rich
 

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APD Dispatch The dispatch channels are the busiest
APD Metro 1-10 - The Metro are like Street Response they are just special details units that work in areas that are having issues that usually involve drugs or prostitutes or car burglaries.
APD Law 1-6 - these are patches where they will patch one talkgroup to another. say if many other agencies are working together such as a warrant roundup
APD Talk 1-44 - I never figured out who submitted these talkgroups and never heard anything on any of them and never found an officer that knows what these are. I am told they can have some direct simplex talkgroups but never found an officer that knows this.

APD APERN Emergency - The emergency channels will come up if the officer pushes his Emergency button on his radio. it's just a common talkgroup that everyone can hear.
Aus APD Aviation 1,2 Inv - not heard anything on the air talkgroups assume they are for talking to maintenance.
Aus APD Air/Canine - is where the helo will be monitoring when they are flying . not busy at all maybe hear once a week.
APD RAT Banks, and other places have chips embedded in their money stacks and when they get robbed they can throw in a tracking Chip. The towers will alert and they will call a RAT and tell all equipped units to go to the RAT channel and they will coordinate the signals they are getting. You may only hear this like once every 3 months.

Other things - Narcotics is on and off active. Homeland Defense - is almost never used.
 

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Rob, I thought the Aviation TGs were for officers at Austin-Bergstrom?
 

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OH ok i was thinking in terms of Air 1. There are many talkgroups just for the Airport.

1471 5bf D ABIA OPS 1 Airport Operations Other Austin Airport
1472 5c0 D ABIA SEC TM1 Airport Security Team 1 Security Austin Airport
1473 5c1 D ABIA SEC TM2 Airport Security Team 2 Security Austin Airport
1476 5c4 D ABIA OPS 2 Airport Operations Other Austin Airport
1477 5c5 D ABIA MAINT 1 Airport Maintenance Other Austin Airport
1478 5c6 D ABIA SECUR 1 Airport Security Security Austin Airport
1479 5c7 D ABIA MAINT 2 Airport Maintenance Other Austin Airport
1480 5c8 D ABIA OPS 3 Airport Operations Other Austin Airport
1482 5ca D ABIA OPS 4 Airport Operations Other Austin Airport
1485 5cd D ABIA COMM Airport Comm Other Austin Airport
1488 5d0 D ABIA SECUR 2 Airport Security Security Austin Airport
1521 5f1 D AusPD AV 1 Aviation Police 1 Law Dispatch Austin Law Enforcement
1522 5f2 D AusPD AV 2 Aviation Police 2 Law Tac Austin Law Enforcement
 

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It was just an idle thought, Rob. I don't know anything for sure, but it seemed odd that their would be an Investigations TG for Air 1. I could certainly be wrong and you certainly have a much better grasp of the system than I ever will.


OH ok i was thinking in terms of Air 1. There are many talkgroups just for the Airport.

1471 5bf D ABIA OPS 1 Airport Operations Other Austin Airport
1472 5c0 D ABIA SEC TM1 Airport Security Team 1 Security Austin Airport
1473 5c1 D ABIA SEC TM2 Airport Security Team 2 Security Austin Airport
1476 5c4 D ABIA OPS 2 Airport Operations Other Austin Airport
1477 5c5 D ABIA MAINT 1 Airport Maintenance Other Austin Airport
1478 5c6 D ABIA SECUR 1 Airport Security Security Austin Airport
1479 5c7 D ABIA MAINT 2 Airport Maintenance Other Austin Airport
1480 5c8 D ABIA OPS 3 Airport Operations Other Austin Airport
1482 5ca D ABIA OPS 4 Airport Operations Other Austin Airport
1485 5cd D ABIA COMM Airport Comm Other Austin Airport
1488 5d0 D ABIA SECUR 2 Airport Security Security Austin Airport
1521 5f1 D AusPD AV 1 Aviation Police 1 Law Dispatch Austin Law Enforcement
1522 5f2 D AusPD AV 2 Aviation Police 2 Law Tac Austin Law Enforcement
 
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