Interesting. I guess most departments use their own versions of codes.Code20Photog said:That's what I found also.
To put it in context, TPD had a shots fired call, multiple reporting parties. They arrived, and were directed to a house, they cleared the house, they were in the backyard when they heard a woman scream from about 5 houses down. They went down to that house, the sergeant made entry and called "Code 14"
In 1955 LAPD issued a list of "Major Disaster and Civil Defense Codes" which included a similar meaning Code 14 defined as "Recall [cancel] Code 12 and/or Code 13 in its every form. All officers return to normal duties...."I found one listing for Long Beach that had it shown as "Resume normal operations". ??????
Shows to go you that codes are anything BUT uniform from agency to agency. As I mentioned, "Code 14" has been out of LAPD's vocabulary for a half century. Now there are just two codes meaning that a situation is under control:The agencies I have listened to use it to mean "sufficient units at the scene, no additional units need respond". It's usually used before the situation actually qualifies as code 4. Orange County simply uses the term "sufficient units" rather than "code 14".
LASD "Code 14" = Resume normal operations.Code 14 is also the same at LASD.
As a dispatcher I recall it being used just a few times at the direction of a Station Watch Commander or field supervisor at the conclusion of a major incident to direct the many units at the scene to return to their respective patrol areas and handle calls for service.