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* HNS1 is Hamilton general duties sergeant section 1.
 
* HNS1 is Hamilton general duties sergeant section 1.
 
* TNI3 is Takapuna I-Car (General Duties), Late Shift
 
* TNI3 is Takapuna I-Car (General Duties), Late Shift
* SVH13 is an Auckland Motorways Traffic unit
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* SVU13 is an Auckland Motorways traffic unit
  
 
==Home station==
 
==Home station==

Revision as of 14:05, 10 March 2020

Callsign Format

Police unit callsigns have the first two letters of their home station (eg HN for Hamilton), then usually one (or two) letters for the unit type (e.g. S for sergeant), then numbers for the unique unit or shift group.

Examples:

  • HNS1 is Hamilton general duties sergeant section 1.
  • TNI3 is Takapuna I-Car (General Duties), Late Shift
  • SVU13 is an Auckland Motorways traffic unit

Home station

For a list of the home station codes, see Category:Police callsigns for a list of each region page with police callsigns.

Special callsigns

Occasionally non standard callsigns are usedfor special purposes.

  • Zero Alpha = Armed Offender Squad incident control point.
  • Northcomm Alpha = Shift Commander, Northern Comm Centre
  • Central Alpha = Shift Commander, Central Comm Centre
  • Southcomm Alpha = Shift Commander, Southern Comm Centre
  • DCC = District Command Center

Unit type

Unit type codes (third letter) are as follows:

Code Description
A Commissioned officer (inspector)
B Beat Unit
C Crime Car (CIB patrol for initial attendance at serious crimes)
CP Community Watch/Patrol
D Dog patrol / Delta
E Uniform Enquiry unit
F Fingerprints/Photographs
G Logistics
H HighwayPatrol traffic unit
I Incident Patrol (Uniform)
J Combined investigative unit
K Scene of Crime officer
L Police Launch
M Mounted patrol (Motorcycle/Bicycles)
N Senior Sergeant
O Community Constable
P Team Policing Unit
Q Single crewed unit attends historic/non urgent incidents
R Rural Constable
S General Duties Sergeant
T General Traffic unit
U Motorways Unit
V Traffic Sergeant
W Misc Traffic units (Speed Cameras/Commercial Vehicle investigation units)
X Misc CIB units
Y Youth Aid/Education
Z Diplomatic Protection Squad