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Nov 9, 2006
Macomb, Michigan
Hope this is the right forum to post this. I know these may be dumb questions. What does it mean when dispatch theres a PDA at such and such a place and what does Tx mean? I'm from Colorado and understand their codes and signals, but I am still trying to figure out Michigan.


MI DB Admin
Database Admin
Aug 23, 2005
Bay City MI
From my website as listed below. Granted these are for the mid Michigan area but it address' ones you listed, anyways your mileage may vary hehe: Anyone if you find adifferent definition as listed let us know!
A.I. Accident Investigator
A.L.S. Advanced Life Support (ALPHA)
A.C.F.A. Attempt to Commit Felonious Assault
A.D.W. Assault with a Deadly Weapon
A.R.M. Alternate Report Method (No written report)
A.R.T.C.C. Air Route Traffic Control Center
A.T.I.S. Automatic Terminal Information Service (Airports)
A.T.L. Attempt To Locate
A.W.O.S. Automated Weather Observation System
B.C.J. Bay County Jail
B.L.S. Basic Life Support (BRAVO)
B.M.C. Bay Regional Medical Center
B.O.L. Be On the Lookout
C.C.W. Carrying Concealed Weapon
C.H.F. Congestive Heart Failure
C.L.N.C. Clearance (Airports)
C.M.I.S. Criminal Management Information System
C.S.C. Criminal Sexual Conduct
D.M.E . Distance measuring equipment-planes
D.W.I. Driving While Intoxicated
D.W.L.S. Driving While License Suspended
E.T.O.H. Alcohol
F.A.C. Failed to Appear in Court
F.C.J. Failure to Comply with Judgment
F.T.A. Failure To Appear (in court)
F.T.C. Failure To Comply (with court judgment)
G.O.A. Gone On Arrival
H & R Hit & Run
H.E.A.R.N Hospital Emergency Administrative Radio Network
HEELO Helicopter
HIWAS Hazardous In-flight Weather Advisory Service
HOOK Tow truck
ILS Instrument Landing System
K Killed
KEYHOLDER Has keys to get into the place
L.E.I.N. Law Enforcement Information Network
L.Z. Landing Zone (helicopters)
M.E. Medical Examiner
M.I.P. Minors In Possession of alcohol or Tobacco
M.D.O.P. Malicious Destruction Of Property
M.D.T. Mobile Data Terminal
M.S.O. Marine Safety Officer (Coast Guard)
N.C.I.C. National Crime Information Center
O.D. Officer of the Day (Coast Guard)
O.T.L. Out To Lunch
O.U.I.L. Operating Under the Influence of Liquor (or O.U.)
P & L Prostitution & Loitering
PAT.COMM. PATrol COMMander (Coast Guard)
P.B.T. Portable Breathalyzer Test
P.D.A. Property Damage Accident
P.I. Personal Injury accident
P.I.W. Person(s) In Water
P.O.B. Persons On Board
P.P.O. Personal Protection Order
R.A. Robbery Armed
R.T.D. Return To Department – Lunch/Dinner
RIG Ambulance
RUNNER Someone who is responsible at the place
RVR Runway Visual Range
S.A.R. Search And Rescue
S.O.R. Sex Offender Registration
S.O.S. Secretary Of State
T.X. Telephone call
TRACON Terminal Radar Control Facility
U.C. Under Cover
U.D.A.A. Unlawfully Driving Away an Automobile
U.T.L. Unable To Locate
V.C.S.A. Violation of Chemical Substance Act
V.F.R. Visual Flight Rules (Airplanes)
V.O.R. VHF Omni-directional Radio-range (Airplanes)
V.P.H.C. Violation of Public Health Code
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