Walters and Brinkman are on a roll lately and like to brag, much to the irritation of Reed. He and Malloy help them out by finishing one of their calls, then rescue a sick teenage girl and arrest the young man who took her in. Back on patrol, they meet an informant who gives them a tip on a big drug buy scheduled for 11pm. They give the info to Sgt. Miller who asks them to help in the bust. They banter with Walters and Brinkman during meal break then take a prowler call before it's time to set up for the big drug meet at 10pm. The bust is a bust and called off at 12:15am when nobody shows. The next day they find out Walters and Brinkman gave the buyer a traffic ticket at 10:30pm. Written by
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When Adam-12 is arriving at the stakeout, Reed radio's in to put their status as "Code 6" to indicate that they are not available for calls. The dispatcher then announces to all units they Adam-12 is now "Code 5." Shaaron Claridge, who was the voice of the dispatcher and was a real dispatcher for the LAPD gives the correct LAPD code: A unit intending to "stakeout" shall notify the control operator of the location and request a "Code Five." The control operator, upon receipt of the message, shall immediately broadcast that there is a "Code Five" at the particular location. All units shall avoid the vicinity except in an emergency or in response to a call. Code 6 is used when a unit is conducting a field investigation and no assistance is anticipated. (Source: Los Angeles Police Department Manual Volume 4 - Line Procedures. See more