Why do I hear dispatch calling for 10-13’s all the time?

You will hear our local dispatchers constantly calling out a unit number and 10-13. What is it you ask?


10-13 Existing Conditions

Officers out on a call will get a 10-13 check from dispatch after a certain amount of time, this is basically a well-being check for the officer. Tonight we had a bit of a scare. Dispatch will call the 10-13 usually 3 times, If there is no response, EVERYONE drops what they are doing and responds to the last known location. Tonight, 3 calls were made for a female officer that didn’t respond, needless to say, 3 units started responding, sirens blaring!

Fortunately,  the officer was fine and just didn’t hear the radio.