Richmond Police (and RHAA Police) Radio Procedures

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KF4ZTO

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I really enjoy listening to the Richmond TRS on my Pro-96. I basically have it set so I'm only hearing RPD, RFD, VCUPD and RAA when things are getting interesting...and a few analog things. The TRS provides enough action listening on late nights and weekends (I'm a student and keep late hours).

Anyway, I am looking for some clarification on RPD's radio procedures, specifically unit numbering. I know 100 units are 1st precinct, 200 are 2nd precinct, 300 are 3rd precinct and 400 are 4th precinct. I know "Unit 9" and "Unit 10" are supervisors of some kind and that "Unit 899" is the service/citywide talkgroup operator for NCIC/10-28s/10-29s lookups, etc. I also know that 500 units are special for channel 5 (since there is no 5th precinct...)

What I'm wondering is...

Does anybody know the unit numbers for detectives and other "specialized" units? I know that the narc/surv operations generally don't use unit numbers...from my extensive monitoring of those talkgroups.

What about RRHA units? I've heard 900-series and 700-series units on all four precinct talkgroups and have deduced that either one (or maybe both) of those units are RRHA units...but does anybody know the exact numbering scheme? I'm also wondering if "Unit 9" is the night supervisor and "Unit 10" is the day supervisor or if these unit numbers belong to individuals who just use them whenever they're on duty. RPD seems to have a "fluid" operating attitude on the radio so I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case.

Can anybody give me some insight into these?

Thanks!

Edit:

I meant "RRHA Police", not "RHAA Police" in the title of the thread, clicked on edit and it won't let me edit the title - could a moderator fix the title for easier searching in the future? Thanks :)
 
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jehm1212

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Unit 9, 10 - Watch commander
100s - First precint
200s - second precinct
300s - third precinct
400s - fourth precinct
500s - traffic units
600s - narcotics detectives (you will almost never hear them, since their channels are usually encrypted)
700s - major crimes detectives
899 - warrant desk for Richmond warrants only
900s - RRHA officers

Within the precincts, here is how it breaks down (just replace the "X" with the precinct's number).

X00 - precinct commander
X01 - executive officer
X02 - FMT/detective lieutenant
X03-09 - shift sergeants
X10 - sector X11 lieutenant
X11-19 - sector X11 officers
X20 - sector X12 lieutenant
X21-29 - sector X12 officers
X30 - sector X13 lieutenant
X31-29 - sector X13 officers
X41 - sector X11 directed patrol
X42 - sector X12 directed patrol
X43 - sector X13 directed patrol
X50, 51 - patty wagon
X60-69 - FMT officers (tactical unit)
X70-79 - precinct detectives
X80-89 - various specialized units
 
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KF4ZTO

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Thank you both for the info! I've heard some encrypted traffic on the narcotics TGs but most of what I've heard seems to be in the clear.

Nice catch on the RMA units, I've heard those unit numbers on the TRS quite a few times, but their conventional repeater (156.075) gets used from time to time as well (only for internal traffic, though, of course).
 

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jehm, I realized your unit numbering list does not correspond to the one in the wiki. Assuming yours is accurate and the one in the wiki is outdated, would you object if I updated it?
 
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