Alabama Police Department Swaps “10-4” for “Roll Tide” and “War Eagle” on Game Days
Now that's what we call enforcing team spirit!
Knowing they'll be punching the clock on college game day, inspired officers of this Southern police department to find a unique way to flaunt their team spirit while on the job.
This year, the Pleasant Grove Police Department is taking college football season very seriously—even by Alabama standards. Starting Saturday, AL.com reports that Pleasant Grove officers will swap out established radio "10 Codes" with more spirited phrases. Now, instead of "10-4," which means "I understand your message," on game days officers will respond with either "Roll Tide" or "War Eagle," depending on whether their SEC allegiance is to Alabama or Auburn.
"The obsession and excitement that college football has on this state is not lost on us,'' Lt. Danny Reid explained to AL.com. "We thought it would be fun to be a part of that passion and to let officers, who are stuck having to work on game days, express a little team spirit."
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Reid told AL.com that he estimates officers use the "10-4" code 80 to 100 times a day.
"I'm just glad we don't have any Georgia or Tennessee fans. I don't think we would have approved any 'Go Vols' or 'Go Dawgs,'" Reid joked. "That would just be criminal."