PD SOP CLPD Radio Communication

CLPD Radio Communication

This SOP outlines radio usage and communications within the CLPD.
All members of the CLPD utilising the radio system are responsible for the proper use of the radio at all times.
Personnel using the radio for other than official business are wasting valuable airtime and may be placing another officer at unnecessary risk. Abuse or misuse of the radio system will not be tolerated, and all personnel are strongly encouraged to realise the necessity of adhering to the policies and procedures herein and conduct themselves accordingly.
System abuse will be documented and will be forwarded to the chain of command for review. Senior officers and above will monitor radio usage while on duty and maintain and take corrective action as needed.
Senior officers and above will operate as dispatchers and respond to civilian phone calls and CLPD Radio Traffic. “Unless this is delegated to a lower officer such as utilisation of CLPD computer”
Initiating radio transmission
Unit: Dispatch unit 101
Dispatch: 101 go ahead
Start of shift:
Officers will ensure the proper CLPD and EMT radio frequencies are programmed into their radios and perform a radio check and advise that they are on duty.
Unit: “101 Radio Check”
Dispatcher: “101 you are 10-2”
Unit: “101 10-4 show me on duty”

Dispatcher: “101 copy you are on duty”
Switch to Bridge
Unit: “EMT this is PD 101, Bridge Check”
EMT Dispatch: “PD 101 this is EMT you are 10-2”
Traffic Stops: without incident
Unit: ”101, 10-37 (regular traffic stop) “give location, license plate, description of vehicle and number of occupants”
Dispatch: “Copy 101, give read back of plate info from CLPD computer”
Unit: “101 to the radio, run a warrant check on {subjects name}”
Dispatch: {give read back on warrant check} “ if the subject is wanted dispatch backup unit if available”
Traffic Stops: with the incident
Unit: “101, in pursuit {vehicle description} advise location and direction of travel

Dispatch: {Direct units into the area and request air unit if available}
Note: If air unit is involved this unit should provide continued location and direction of travel to allow ground units to concentrate on a vehicle pursuit.
Priority Traffic Condition:

When there is a high volume of radio traffic, system use, and conditions become congested or a CODE RED has been initiated, the supervising officer on duty “senior officer and above” may institute a “Priority Traffic Condition.”

During times that both radio and or telephone traffic reaches a point where it nearly overloads the network. (Example: natural disasters, major incidents, or multiple emergencies occurring simultaneously) There is a definite need at such times for the on-duty supervisor to maintain strict control over the situation to enable him or her to sort out priorities and ensure that vital information and calls are transmitted without delay or interruption.

The “Priority Traffic Condition” will be instituted by the on-duty supervisor with the following message: “Attention all units, CLPD is now operating under Priority Traffic Conditions.” this will also be paged over 311 that a “Priority Traffic Condition” exists. The on-duty supervisor will also notify EMT dispatch of the Priority Traffic Condition

When a “Priority Traffic Condition” exists, all unit-to-unit transmissions will be discontinued the exception of emergency traffic. If you have an emergency, state your unit number and “priority traffic.” Wait until acknowledged and then proceed with a message. The use of “priority” will be restricted to the type of situation where life or personal injury is at stake, or to a critical situation that requires immediate additional assistance. Once the situation that initiated the Priority Traffic Condition has been alleviated, the message, “all units resume normal traffic” will be broadcast via radio and 311 by the supervising officer.

All personnel should continuously be aware of the need to conserve the use of the radio frequencies and should strive to eliminate unnecessary use of the radio by using person to person communications by using other available methods whenever feasible (example: cellular telephones.)

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