[.pdf] Official Law Enforcement Communications Handbook [.pdf]

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AuToGrApHzZz

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The Law Enforcement Guide is 1 guide and is distributed to all of Orange County and its GREEN. This is the guide that was sent to you that you asked for.

The Fire Departments for Orange County is the ORANGE Guide.

The HAM radio operators for Orange County is Yellow.
Thanks for letting me know! I appreciate it. I'll be sure to get my hands on those.
 

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It would also be worth requesting the OCSD channel fleetmap. The radio guide was vague enough that it didn't actually explain the uses of most of the green channels (which are agency specific). It would also be interesting to note if sheriffs have access to other LE agency dispatch channels, or if they just rely on the interop talk groups.
 

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It would also be worth requesting the OCSD channel fleetmap. The radio guide was vague enough that it didn't actually explain the uses of most of the green channels (which are agency specific). It would also be interesting to note if sheriffs have access to other LE agency dispatch channels, or if they just rely on the interop talk groups.
Could you clarify what exactly you would want to request? If I ask for a fleetmap I will get referred to the book they gave me. I doubt OCSD has access to other agency dispatch its possible. The Green chanel tacs vary by city so I would assume each city would have a description of what channels may be used for what in there department policy manual. I know Garden Grove, Fullerton, and Anaheim (in the process) have their policy manuals online and those policies outline what channels may be used for what in the Communications chapter.

I was planning on requesting the comms policy for the departments but I know only a few have the extra channels (like Huntington Beach I believe has Green 4-7). For the agencies that already post their communications policy online I will try and compile them so everybody can go to one link and get access.

PS: Maybe Control One would have an interesting communications policy/handbook?
 

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Orange County Fleetmap

RADIO FLEETMAP

The radio fleetmap identifies the trunked talkgroups and non-trunked conventional channels utilized within the 800 MHz CCCS. The following talkgroups and conventional channels are programmed into law enforcement radios. A zone number will always precede the talkgroup/channel name. All talkgroups and channels common to law, fire, lifeguard and public works radios have a zone number and letter preceding the name. These are found in zones 8 through 13.

ZONE 1 - This is the "agency specific zone" and contains various talkgroups and channels designated by an individual department. At a minimum, the department specific law enforcement GREEN or YELLOW talkgroups and channels are found in Zone 1. The RED talkgroup is always in Zone 1, position 16.

Each Green talkgroup and talkaround channel is city specific and unique to that department. Each Yellow talkgroup and talkaround channel is agency specific and unique to the Sheriff-Coroner Department.


GREEN:
•Green-1: Dispatch and day to day operations.
•Green-2: Tactical used per department policy.
•Green-3: Tactical used per department policy. This talkgroup shall also be used for same agency unit-to-unit communications when talkaround is not feasible.
•Green-4: Only available to Anaheim, Huntington Beach and Santa Ana Police Departments, each used per department policy.
•Green-TA: Talkaround channel for short-range mobile and portable communications.

YELLOW:
•Yellow 1-8: Dispatch and day-to-day operations.
•YTAC: Tactical talkgroups used per department policy.
•Yellow-TA: Talkaround channel for short-range mobile and portable communications.

PINK - One talkgroup, designated PINK is assigned to each city and utilized for common communications between that city's law enforcement, fire service, lifeguard/marine safety and public works departments. Each Pink talkgroup is city specific and unique to that city. Communications can not occur between other cities on the Pink talkgroup. The Pink talkgroup is designated 1C in all fire service radios except Santa Ana, which is 1E. The Fire Authority and Sheriff-Coroner do not have a Pink talkgroup in their radios.

AGENCY SPECIFIC - The remainder of the talkgroups and channels in Zone 1 was selected by each department and are those that will be most used in normal day-to-day operations. Talkgroups and channels native to another Zone will be found in both locations. For example, if an agency has placed Orange North in Zone 1, it will also appear in Zone 2 with the other Orange talkgroups.

ZONE 2 (ORANGE) - Nine talkgroups for common law enforcement communications shared among all law enforcement portable and mobile radios, dispatch centers and Control One. ORANGE NORTH and ORANGE SOUTH can be utilized at any time. These may be used when communications with the department dispatch center are necessary, and the unit is out of range of the local cell. All other Orange talkgroups are reserved for special assignment and emergency coordination through Control One.
•Orange-1: North cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Orange-2: Northwest cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Orange-3: South cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Orange-4: Southwest cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Orange-5: Laguna cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Orange-6: Countywide cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Orange-7: Countywide cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Orange-N: Countywide cell tactical talkgroup. May be use at any location countywide by any County agency and the following cities: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, Garden Grove, La Habra, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Orange, Placentia, Stanton, Villa Park and Yorba Linda. This talkgroup may be utilized at any time without restriction.
•Orange-S: Countywide cell tactical talkgroup. May be used at any location countywide by any County agency and the following cities: Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Tustin and Westminister. This talkgroup may be utilized at any time without restriction.

ZONE-3 (BLACK) - Nine talkgroups for detective and surveillance operations shared among all law enforcement portable and mobile, dispatch centers and Control One. BLACK NORTH and BLACK SOUTH can be utilized at any time. All other Black talkgroups are reserved for special assignment and emergency coordination only. The assignment of these talkgroups is coordinated through Control One.
•Black-1: North cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Black-2: Northwest cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Black-3: South cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Black-4: Southwest cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Black-5: Laguna cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Black-6: Countywide cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Black-7: Countywide cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Black-N: Countywide cell tactical talkgroup. May be used at any location countywide by any County agency and the following cities: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, Garden Grove, La Habra, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Orange, Placentia, Stanton, Villa Park and Yorba Linda. This talkgroup may be utilized at any time without restriction.
•Black-S: Countywide cell tactical talkgroup. May be used at any location countywide by any County agency and the following cities: Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Tustin and Westminister. This talkgroup may be utilized at any time without restriction.

ZONE 4 (GRAY) - Nine talkgroups and one talkaround channel for narcotic and surveillance operations shared among all law enforcement portable and mobile radios, dispatch centers and Control One. GRAY NORTH, GRAY SOUTH and GRAY-TA can be utilized at any time. All other Gray talkgroups are reserved for special assignment and emergency coordination only. The assignment of these talkgroups is coordinated by Control One.
•Gray-1: North cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Gray-2: Northwest cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Gray-3: South cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Gray-4: Southwest cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Gray-5: Laguna cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Gray-6: Countywide cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Gray-7: Countywide cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•Gray-N: Countywide cell tactical talkgroup. May be used at any location countywide by any County agency and the following cities: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, Garden Grove, La Habra, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Orange, Placentia, Stanton, Villa Park and Yorba Linda. This talkgroup may be utilized at any time without restriction.
•Gray-S: Countywide cell tactical talkgroup. May be used at any location countywide by any County agency and the following cities: Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Tustin and Westminister. This talkgroup may be utilized at any time without restriction.

ZONE 5 (WHITE) - Two conventional channels shared among all law enforcement portable and mobile radios. This channel provides a short-range mode of communication among all law enforcement agencies in the TA mode and medium range mode of communication in the TR mode.
•White-TA: Law Enforcement talkaround
•White-TR: Law Enforcement transportable repeater

ZONE 6 (SWAT-TA) - A common talkaround channel shared among all law enforcement portable and mobile radios. This channel provides a short-range mode of communication for SWAT operations.

ZONE 7 (PURPLE) - One talkgroup shared among all law enforcement portable and mobile radios and Control One. This talkgroup is dedicated to providing any field unit access to an operator at Control One for inquiry and retrieval of computerized data base file information. The PURPLE talkgroup operates on the countywide cell.

ZONE 8 (PIO-PIO) - A single encrypted talkgroup shared countywide by all law enforcement, fire service, lifeguard/marine safety and public works agencies for coordination between Public Information Officers (PIO). The PIO-PIO talkgroups operates on the countywide cell and only appears in radios that contain encryption.

ZONE 9 (TAN) - Nine talkgroups assigned to each City and County law enforcement, fire service, lifeguard/marine safety and public works agency for common and mutual aid communications. The Tan talkgroups will only be utilized when coordination between two or more public safety disciplines is necessary, or when a field unit has a need to contact Control One.
•9A: TAN-CALL: Countywide cell Control One calling talkgroup. TAN CALL is specifically set aside as a Control One "calling" talkgroup. This talkgroup is monitored by Control One and may be utilized by any radio user to contact Control One, day or night, for assistance (emergency or otherwise).
•9B: TAN-N: Countywide cell tactical talkgroup. May be used at any location countywide by any County agency and the following cities: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, Garden Grove, La Habra, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Orange, Placentia, Stanton, Villa Park and Yorba Linda. This talkgroup may be utilized at any time without restriction.
•9C: TAN-S: Countywide cell tactical talkgroup. May be used at any location countywide by any County agency and the following cities: Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Tustin and Westminister. This talkgroup may be utilized at any time without restriction.
•9D: TAN-1: North cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•9E: TAN-2: Northwest cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•9F: TAN-3: South cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•9G: TAN-4: Southwest cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•9H: TAN-5: Laguna cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.
•9I: TAN-6: Countywide cell tactical talkgroup. Restricted use - specific assignment coordinated by Control One.

ZONE 10 (TAN) - Four conventional repeater/transportable repeater channels and four talkaround channels assigned to each City and County law enforcement, fire service, lifeguard/marine safety and public works agency for common and mutual aid communications. The Tan channels will only be utilized when coordination between two or more public safety disciplines is necessary.
•10A: TAN-TA: A common talkaround channel shared by all law enforcement, fire service, lifeguard/marine safety and public works units in Orange County. This channel provides a short-range mode of communication between any public safety agency.
•10B: TAN-TR: A common talkaround channel shared by all law enforcement, fire service, lifeguard/marine safety and public works units in Orange County. This channel is used with a transportable repeater.
•10C: TAN-US-TA: A common talkaround channel shared by all law enforcement, fire service, lifeguard/marine safety and public works units in Orange County. This channel provides a short-range mode of communication and may be used, with certain border-distance restrictions, throughout the continental United States.
•10D: TAN-US-RP: A common channel shared by all law enforcement, fire service, lifeguard/marine safety and public works units in Orange County. This channel is used with a transportable repeater and may be used, with certain border distance restrictions, throughout the continental United States.
•10E: TAN-CAT-TA: A common talkaround channel shared by all law enforcement, fire service, lifeguard/marine safety and public works units in Orange County. This channel provides a short-range mode of communication on the output frequency of TAN-CAT-RP.
•10F: TAN-CAT-RP: Conventional repeater located on Catalina Island. This is a common channel shared by all law enforcement, fire service, lifeguard/marine safety and public works units in Orange County, providing coverage into the coastal areas.
•10G: TAN-SIL-TA: A common talkaround channel shared by all law enforcement, fire service, lifeguard/marine safety and public works units in Orange County. This channel provides a short-range mode of communication on the output frequency of TAN-SIL-RP.
•10H: TAN-SIL-RP: Conventional repeater located in Silverado Canyon. This is a common channel shared by all law enforcement, fire service, lifeguard/marine safety and public works units in Orange County, providing coverage in Silverado Canyon.

ZONE 11 (AIRTAC and State Parks) - The first two channels in this zone are single talkaround channel and conventional repeater assigned to all law enforcement, fire service, lifeguard/marine safety and public works units for air-to-ground tactical communications.
•11A: AIRTAC-TA: Air to ground tactical talkaround channel.
•11B: AIRTAC-RP: Air to ground tactical repeater channel.


The remaining six channels in this zone are California State Parks conventional repeaters provided to specific law enforcement (Sheriff; Newport Beach; Huntington Beach; Laguna Beach; Seal Beach), fire service (OCFA; Newport Beach; Huntington Beach; Laguna Beach) and lifeguard/marine safety (Newport Beach; Huntington Beach; Laguna Beach; San Clemente; Seal Beach) mobile and portable radios to facilitate mutual aid communications. The use of these channels shall be restricted to those transmissions necessary to perform mutual aid coordination between California State Parks and any Orange County public safety department.
•11C: CSP-N1-T1: North County Primary, Tone 1
•11D: CSP-N1-T2: North County Primary, Tone 2
•11E: CSP-N2-T1: North County Secondary
•11F: CSP-S1-T1: South County Primary, Tone 1
•11G: CSP-S1-T2: South County Primary, Tone 2
•11H: CSP-S2-T1: South County Secondary

ZONE 12 & 13 (International Tactical); ZONE 14 CLEMARS - ITAC and CLEMARS channels are to be used for coordination activities between different agencies in a mutual aid situation, or emergency activities of a single agency. The established State Mutual Aid Radio System priority use levels, described below, apply. When a higher priority of use is required, all lower priority use must cease in any area where interference could occur. The levels are:
1.PRIORITY 1: Disaster and extreme emergency operations, for mutual aid and interagency communications.
2.PRIORITY 2: Emergency or urgent operations involving imminent danger to safety of life and property.
3.PRIORITY 3: Special event control activities, generally of a pre-planned nature, and involving joint participation of two or more agencies.
4.PRIORITY 3A: Drill, test and exercise of a civil defense or disaster nature.

ZONE 12 (International Tactical) - Five conventional channels designated by the FCC on a nationwide basis for public safety mutual aid communications. Canada and Mexico adopted the same channels that allow mutual aid communications with properly equipped out-of-county, out-of-state and out-of-country units.

One channel has been designated a calling channel (ICALL) and the remaining four channels are for tactical operations (ITAC1 through ITAC4). The Calling Channel (ICALL RP) is used to hail the designated county point of contact. In Orange County, Control One is the designated point of contact.

The individual ITAC repeaters in Zone 12 (12B, 12C, 12D, 12E) must be activated by Control One before use.
•12A: ICALL-RP Calling Channel (Monitored by Control One at all times)
•12B: ITAC1-RP Repeater
•12C: ITAC2-RP Repeater
•12D: ITAC3-RP Repeater
•12E: ITAC4-RP Repeater
•12F: ICALL-TA Talkaround
•12G: ITAC1-TA Talkaround
•12H: ITAC2-TA Talkaround
•12I: ITAC3-TA Talkaround
•12J: ITAC4-TA Talkaround

ZONE 13 (International Tactical) - The following ITAC repeaters use a PL tone that is specific to Orange County radios only.

The Orange County Public Safety radio user may operate on these channels without any technical assistance.

If communications must occur between non Orange County radios, Control One must be contacted so that the international PL tone can be turned on, allowing out of area units access to these repeater sites.
•13A: ITAC 1 LOM Loma Ridge
•13B: ITAC 2 SIG Signal Peak
•13C: ITAC 3 MWD Municipal Water District (Yorba Linda)
•13D: ITAC 4 CAT Catalina Island
•13E: ITAC 4 CRB Carbon Canyon
•13F: ITAC 1 MOR Mooorhead Reservoir (Laguna Beach)
•13G: ITAC 3 SCL San Clemente
•13H: ITAC 2 SIL Silverado Canyon
•13I: ITAC 2 SLG South Laguna
•13J: ITAC 4 BOL Bolero Peak

ZONE 14 (CLEMARS Channels) - The California Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Radio System is provided and managed by the State Office of Emergency Services. This is a common frequency available statewide for mutual aid communications among authorized Law Enforcement agencies. Orange County Law Enforcement radios contain two modes that may be selected, repeater or talkaround. The repeater mode is normally disabled until needed. Contact Control One to enable the CLEMARS repeaters.
•14: CLEMARS-RP Repeater using PL
•14: CLEMARS-TA Talkaround using State PL

ZONE 15 (Blank Zone) - This zone is blank in most law enforcement radios.

ZONE 16 (RED) - This zone contains the Red talkgroup in every position of Zone 16 allowing immediate access to the Red talkgroup when necessary. The Red talkgroup is shared among all law enforcement departments countywide for emergency coordination and informational broadcasts. Every mobile and dispatch center has a dedicated receiver for continuous monitoring of this talkgroup. All mobiles and dispatch centers shall monitor the RED talkgroup at all times. Control One shall use the RED talkgroup for the dissemination of countywide broadcasts. Field units may select the RED talkgroup for direct contact with Control One when reporting such incidents as pursuits, shootings, urgent assistance required or other extraordinary emergencies. The RED talkgroup operates on the countywide cell and is NOT encrypted.

DISPATCH CENTER TALKGROUPS
•DSP-DSP: A single talkgroup shared by each dispatch center. This talkgroup provides common communications between all dispatch centers, and is for their exclusive use. Field radio equipment does not have or use this talkgroup. DSP-DSP shall be the primary communications method for providing major incident status and important informational broadcasts that are intended for multiple dispatch centers. It shall not be used for routine and/or single agency contacts.
•AIRCALL: A single talkgroup assigned to each law and fire dispatch center, as well as each law and fire helicopter. It is used as an aircraft calling talkgroup. Field radio equipment (with the exception of air units) does not have or use this talkgroup.
•HSP-OCC: A single talkgroup assigned to each paramedic base hospital and OCC. This talkgroup provides a communications link between base hospitals and OCC, and is for their exclusive use. Field radio equipment and fire dispatch centers do not have or use this talkgroup.
 

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I concur with an earlier post.

There is nothing here anybody inside the OCSD would consider needing to be kept confidential.

I agree that you were indeed given something to keep you quiet, there are many hardcore scanner listeners that have had these for ages. (I would know that as a former dispatcher).

A ham radio operator on a tour at Control One for instance could ask for and easily receive one of those books in the time it takes to walk to the cabinet storing the books.

There are manuals on Policy and Procedures that will tell you everything a dispatcher at that console needs to know to do that job, you just need to find out what to specifically as for. You haven't even scratched the surface here.

Don't take it personally, I'm just a former insider that is giving you the real 411.
 

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I think its interesting that you can claim that I was given something to keep me quiet when I got EXACTLY what I asked for. Your comments come off as arrogant at best. Perhaps you did not read the part where I just had this as an idea and just began taking requests to see what I could provide to this community and the public in general. You go on about how easy it is to get these documents but I don't see any online. If you haven't noticed I am doing this to make those documents public and I specifically noted that there would be more interesting things to request given some insight and feedback. Instead of being all cocky how about you contribute? Give me some ideas on things to request that you think might be useful or interesting. Otherwise, please save everybody the time and either read the entire thread or don't comment.
 

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You need to calm down, don't get confidence mixed up with arrogance. Your original post and re-directed documents seemed like an advertisement for your company as your specialty. A good attorney or ESQ.,Would have noted the scanner stuff 3rd edition info. And noted what that difference is between that book and the info. you have received. I believe the R.R. Forum appreciates your enthusiasm and excitement. Kinda like a law student who wins a small claims court case.
 

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Well I guess we would not be having this open thread if The County of Orange was being fully transparent.

Too many lies and secret and corruption. If a law student is willing to fight the fight and has a full boat of steam then I give a person credit for doing so. It's better than doing nothing.

Period the End.........
 

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Pepisma1, nice try copying and pasting the guide, but as I said that description is vague. Everything is "per department policy."

A true radio fleetmap matrix is a document that visually shows which talkgroup is in each zone and channel combination in the radio, like this:

http://wiki.radioreference.com/images/c/c7/PGFD_Zone_Map.JPG

You can bet that every department will have some variant of this fleetmap matrix or at least a list of talkgroups by zone and channel.The CCCS booklet is a great overview of how the system was designed and why, but it's not terribly insightful into what is actually programmed where in the radio.
 
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