Common/Plain Language


General Information

Last year the Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) sponsored a Plain Language Working Group.  This Working Group developed the Plain Language Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to highlight key challenges presented when moving from coded substitutions to plain language, along with examples of how agencies have handled these challenges in the past.  The information developed by the working group supported multiple educational and outreach efforts.  In addition, a number of published articles addressed the topic of plain language, including those in March 2010 in OnScene and PoliceOne.


OEC Plain Language Working Group FAQs

Common Language Protocol

Common Language Worksheet

Conversion Plan Language

Juneau Police Department Directive 08-007 - Radio Communications Codes

LLIS Common Language Protocol

NIMS Alert - Use of Plain Language

Plain Language Guide

International Association of Chiefs of Police - Perspectives

APCO Position



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