Crime & Law Enforcement Issues & Death Penalty/SWAT radio communication


Hi Jack,

On a raid, between the team on the ground and the commander, are call signs with numbers e.g. Bulldog 1 used?  Would the commander have his own call sign? Thank you.


All departments operate differently.  It is very possible that the commander would have his own call sign and every member of the team would have his/her own radio number.  

I would doubt that it would be a name like "Bulldog".  That sounds more like the military.  It would probably be a number/letter, etc.

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