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Central Dispatch Terms

Central Dispatch Terms and Abbreviations

Below is a list of nature codes and other terms and abbreviations that might seen on the Central Dispatch Twitter feed, along with a generic description of what they mean:

  • AMR - ambulance service
  • Colors (often abbreviated to 3 letters)
    • Orange - org or ong
    • Purple - ple
    • Black - blk
    • Green - grn
    • White - whi
    • Etc...
  • EB - Eastbound
  • EFD -  Evansville Fire Department
  • Enr - En route, on the way
  • EPD - Evansville Police Department
  • ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival (how long will it take to get there)
  • ISP - Indiana State Police
  • LS - Last seen
    • As in, "the suspect was last seen running NB on First Ave"
  • NB - Northbound
  • PC - Passenger Car
  • PU - Pickup truck
  • RR Xing - Rail Road Crossing
  • Run - an incident requiring police, fire, and/or ambulance response
  • SB - Southbound
  • VCSO - Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office
  • Veh - Vehicle
  • WB - Westbound

Codes denoting the nature of an incident

  • HAZRD - Report of some kind of hazard in a roadway
  • HRIN - Hit-and-run with injury
  • HRPRP - Hit-and-run, property damage, no injuries
  • HRUN - Hit-and-run, unknown on injuries
  • MVAI - Motor vehicle accident with injuries
  • MVAPD - Motor vehicle accident with property damage
  • MVAU - Motor vehicle accident, unknown on injuries
  • RECDR - Report of a reckless driver

These are just a few of the more common terms and abbreviations you might see on our Twitter feed.