LAPD "Code Sam"

Paysonscanner

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Maybe this has been covered in this area's discussions before, but I don't know that. My Daddy was watching some YouTube videos last night and one involved LAPD officers responding to a disturbance at an apartment house. They reached the unit and stood at the door listening. One of the officers called for a unit to respond "Code Sam." The YouTube channel owner used captions to make sure you could understand the sound. Code Sam had a parenthesis to explain the code which was "(beanbag shotgun equipped)" or something similar. I haven't listened to LAPD since being at late Hubby's families homes for a visit, so its been nearly 3 years. Neither of us liked to listen to big city law enforcement much so we may have missed hearing this. Just in case it hadn't been figured out, I thought I should pass this along. I think the YouTube channel was "PoliceActivity."
 

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I read your post with interest and thought that there must be some other definition of that, but no, that is correct according to this older thread: LAPD Code "Sam" and "Tom"
Also mentioned in the thread is "Code Tango" for taser. Here in Fremont they just use plain language for the beanbag shotgun and all officers carry the taser.
 

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Also note that they will now ask units if they're "Code Sam / 40 equipped" referencing the new 40mm less-lethal device.
 
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