Following are common abbreviations and meanings which may be found in Nixle broadcasts:

459 PC –Burglary
487 PC-Grand Theft
211 PC-Robbery
261 PC-Rape
187 PC-Murder
245 PC- Assault with Deadly Weapon
273.5 PC-Spousal Abuse
243 PC-Battery
243 (e) (1) PC-Misdemeanor Domestic Battery
417 PC- Weapon Brandishing
273.6 PC-Restraining Order Violation
MISP- Missing Person
BOLO- Be On The Lookout
ACF- Across From
IFO- In Front of
N/B- Northbound
S/B- Southbound
WM or WF-White male or White Female
HM or HF- Hispanic male or Hispanic Female
AM or AF- Asian male or Asian Female
BM or BF- African American male or African American female