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  • If someone calls claiming to be from the IRS, DO NOT speak with them, hang up. The IRS will mail any correspondence they have for you.

  • If someone calls identifying themselves as a law enforcement officer who has a warrant for your arrest, Do Not speak with them. You may receive a second call advising you that in order to avoid arrest, go to WalMart and get a "Green Dot" card in "XXX" amount of dollars. If you are asked, Do Not under any circumstance give them your personal information, especially bank account, debit or credit card information. Hang Up! 

  • If someone calls identifying themselves as a law enforcement officer and advises you there is an arrest warrant for, "Failure to report for jury duty," and to avoid arrest they need your bank account, debit or credit card information, Hang Up!

  • If someone calls you and advises they are an AT&T representative, that your account is suspended, and in order to reactivate it you must follow their instructions, do not continue the call. If possible, follow-up with AT&T and tell them what has occurred.

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  • The FTC is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to get your Social Security number and even your money. In one version of the scam, the caller says your Social Security number has been linked to a crime (often, he says it happened in Texas) involving drugs or sending money out of the country illegally. He then says your Social Security number is blocked - but he might ask you for a fee to reactivate it, or to get a new number. And he will ask you to confirm your Social Security number.

    In other variations, he says that somebody used your Social Security number to apply for credit cards, and you could lose your benefits. Or he might warn you that your bank account is about to be seized, that you need to withdraw your money, and that he'll tell you how to keep it safe. 

    But all of these are scams. Here's what you need to know:

    • The SSA will never (ever) call and ask for your Social Security number. It won't ask you to pay anything. And it won't call to threaten your benefits.
    • Your caller ID might show the SSA's real phone number (1-800-772-1213), but that's not the real SSA calling. Computers make it easy to show any number on caller ID. You can't trust what you see there.
    • Never give your Social Security number to anyone who contacts you. Don't confirm the last 4 digits. And don't give a bank account or credit card number - ever - to anybody who contacts you asking for it.
    • Remember that anyone who tells you to wire money, pay with a gift card, or send cash is a scammer. Always. No matter who they say they are.

    If you're worried about a call from someone who claims to be from the Social Security Administration, get off the phone. Then call the real SSA at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). If you've spotted a scam, then tell the FTC.

    • LCSO 10 Codes
    • 10-1 Signal Weak

      10-2 Signal Good

      10-3 Stop Transmission

      10-4 Affirmative

      10-5 Relay To

      10-6 Busy

      10-7 Out of Service

      10-8 In Service

      10-9 Repeat

      10-10 Negative

      10-11 On Duty

      10-12 Stand By

      10-13 Status Check

      10-14 Message

      10-15 Message Delivered

      10-16 Reply to Message

      10-17 Enroute

      10-18 Urgent

      10-19 Contact

      10-20 Location

      10-21 Call by Phone

      10-22 Disregard

      10-23 Arrived

      10-24 Completed

      10-25 Meet With

      10-26 Est. Time of Arrival

      10-27 License Info

      10-28 Tag Info

      10-29 Records Check

      10-30 Danger/Caution

      10-31 Pick Up

                    J1 Person

                    J2 Property/Papers

                    J3 Prisoner

                    J4 Wanted Person

      10-32 Unit Needed

      10-33 Help Quick

      10-34 Time

      10-35 Vandalism

      10-36 Fire Dept.

      10-37 Assault

      10-38 Dead Animal

      10-39 Drug Activity

      10-40 Emergency Traffic

      10-41 Trouble at Station

      10-42 Crime in Progress

      10-43 Man w/ Gun

      10-44 Fight

      10-45 Major Crime Alert


      10-46 Alarm

                    J1 Bank

                    J2 Burglary

                    J3 Robbery

      10-47 Disturbance

                    J1 Domestic

                    J2 Noise/Music

                    J3 Fireworks

      10-48 Prowler

      10-49 Complaint

      10-50 Accident

      J1 Property/No Injuries

                    J2 Injuries

                    J3 Hit and Run

                    J4 Agency Vehicle

      10-51 Wrecker

      10-52 Ambulance

      10-53 Road Blocked

                    J1 Est. Road Block

      10-54 Livestock

      10-55 Intoxicated Driver

      10-56 Intoxicated Person

      10-57 Direct Traffic

      10-58 Improperly Parked


      10-59 Escort

      10-60 Case Number

      10-61 Written Statement

      10-62 Teletype Message

      10-63 Detaining Subject

      10-64 Units Acknowledge

      10-65 Next Message

      10-66 Cancellation

      10-67 Message Received

      10-68 Dispatch Info

      10-69 All Units Messaged

      10-70 Burglary

                    J1 Already Occurred

                    J2 In Progress

                    J3 Vehicle

      10-71 Fire

      10-72 Suicide

      10-73 Bomb Threat

      10-74 Rape

      10-75 Armed Robbery

                    J1 No Weapon

      10-76 Murder

      10-77 Shooting/Shots Fired

      10-78 Unknown Trouble

      10-79 Deceased

      10-80 Lights/Siren

      10-81 Lights Only

      10-82 Suspicious Vehicle

      10-83 Traffic Stop

      10-84 Stolen Vehicle

      10-85 Theft

                    J1 Grand Larceny

                    J2 Petit Larceny

                    J3 Shoplifting

      10-86 Missing Person

      10-87 Checks Out

      10-88 Phone Number

      10-89 Radio Check

      10-90 Illegal Radio Use

      10-91 Civil Disturbance

      10-92 Mental Subject


      10-93 Observation

      10-94 Chase in Progress

      10-95 In Custody

                    J1 Person

                    J2 Property/Papers

                    J3 Prisoner

      10-96 Remain 10-8

      10-97 Anything For Us

      10-98 Return to Standard


      10-99 Switch Common



      Status Codes

      41- Ticket Issued

      42- Subject Advised

      43- Report Taken

      44- Investigating

      45- Hazard Removed

      46- Handled By Officer

      47- Unfounded

      49- Escort Completed

      61- Consumer Deescalated

      62- Consumer Referred to Community Services

      63- Consumer Taken to Assessment Center

      64- Consumer Taken to Booking

      65- Consumer Referred to Medical Service

      The caller will also advise that there is a "Gag Order" in effect and you must not discuss the call with anyone.



                          *Lauderdale County Sheriff Office Ride Along

                                      Program Instructions to Applicant

      Approved applicants shall meet the following requirements and responsibilities:

      1. Be eighteen (18) years of age or older. Any younger participants must have prior approval from the Sheriff or his designee, and a guardian's signature of approval on the Hold Harmless Agreement.

      2. Must complete an information sheet and sign a hold harmless agreement.

      3. If under eighteen, the participant's parent(s) must sign approval.

      4. Must present a neat, clean appearance.

      5. Follow any and all instructions by the deputy to which participant is assigned.

      6. Not interfere with the performance of the deputy.

      7. Possess no camera(s) and/or recording devices of any type without the approval of the Sheriff.

      8. Shall not leave the patrol car at the scene of any law enforcement activity to assist the deputy.

      9. The ride-along shall take place at the convenience of the operations of the department.

      10. No participant shall ride more than five (5) times per calendar year.

      11. Participants are to report to the department promptly at the assigned time of the ride-along.

      12. All participants are subject to a criminal background investigation prior to being allowed to participate in the program.

      13. Anyone with a misdemeanor conviction shall be allowed to ride with the approval of the Sheriff or Chief Deputy.

      14. Anyone with a felony conviction is prohibited from participating in the program.

      15. No weapons are permitted in the possession of the participant, unless the participant is certified law enforcement, is carrying concealed, and has prior approval from the Division Commander.

      16. Anyone may be denied participation at any time for any reason or for no stated reason. 


      *Please see our filler form in the Forms section of this website.

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