The classification of radio calls with five priority designations are as follows:
- Priority 1 and 2 calls are designated as emergency.
- Priority 3 calls are designated as urgent.
- Priority 4 and 5 calls are designated as routine.
General Priority Guidelines:
- Officer down, injured, or needs immediate assistance in a critical situation.
- Any crime in progress.
- Activity which indicates a crime is about to be committed or has just been committed where suspects are in the area.
- Any matter which the caller reasonably indicates is of an urgent matter.
- Intrusion or robbery alarm.
- Any matter involving serious personal injury or imminent threat of serious injury.
- Emergency assistance required by the fire department (not DOAs).
- Physical domestics
- Domestics, neighbor trouble, etc., where no threat of personal safety exists.
- Suspicious people, vehicles, window peepers, prowlers, trespassers, exposers, etc.
- Traffic crashes, no personal injury.
- Assist the fire department with a DOA.
- Fights, mutual affrays, without weapons.
- Assist any agency not amounting to priority 1 or priority 2.
- Report of a citizen holding a suspect not amounting to a priority 1 or 2, does not include shoplifters.
- Offense reports where no suspect is present and no personal threat exists.
- Assist citizen in non-emergency matter.
- Shoplifters being held by store security personnel.
- Drunks, emotionally disturbed persons, disorderly persons, not threatening physical harm.
- Miscellaneous request for service.
- Barking dogs.
- Loud party.
- Loud radios, etc.
- Parking complaints.
Revised July 1, 2011