- 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.
- Independent Feedback Agent
Secret Retail Research Paid Survey
TASK: To purchase "Amazon" gift cards.
DO NOT Participate, Cash or Deposit Check
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 codes.pdf or 10 codes.docx
10-1 Signal Weak
10-2 Signal Good
10-3 Stop Transmission
10-5 Relay To
10-7 Out of Service
10-8 In Service
10-11 On Duty
10-12 Stand By
10-13 Status Check
10-15 Message Delivered
10-16 Reply to Message
10-21 Call by Phone
10-25 Meet With
10-26 Est. Time of Arrival
10-27 License Info
10-28 Tag Info
10-29 Records Check
10-31 Pick Up
J4 Wanted Person
10-32 Unit Needed
10-33 Help Quick
10-36 Fire Dept.
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
10-45 Major Crime Alert
J1 Property/No Injuries
J3 Hit and Run
J4 Agency Vehicle
10-53 Road Blocked
J1 Est. Road Block
10-55 Intoxicated Driver
10-56 Intoxicated Person
10-57 Direct Traffic
10-58 Improperly Parked
10-60 Case Number
10-61 Written Statement
10-62 Teletype Message
10-63 Detaining Subject
10-64 Units Acknowledge
10-65 Next Message
10-67 Message Received
10-68 Dispatch Info
10-69 All Units Messaged
J1 Already Occurred
J2 In Progress
10-73 Bomb Threat
10-75 Armed Robbery
J1 No Weapon
10-77 Shooting/Shots Fired
10-78 Unknown Trouble
10-81 Lights Only
10-82 Suspicious Vehicle
10-83 Traffic Stop
10-84 Stolen Vehicle
J1 Grand Larceny
J2 Petit Larceny
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
10-94 Chase in Progress
10-95 In Custody
10-96 Remain 10-8
10-97 Anything For Us
10-98 Return to Standard
10-99 Switch Common
41- Ticket Issued
42- Subject Advised
43- Report Taken
45- Hazard Removed
46- Handled By Officer
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.
THE COURT SYSTEM DOES NOT DO BUSINESS IN THIS MANNER FOR ANY TYPE OF JURY DUTY.DO NOT ENGAGE WITH THE CALLERDO NOT GIVE OUT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION
*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.