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Police Phonetic Alphabet

This is the phonetic alphabet used by the New York Police Department. When spelling out words over the radio, each letter of the word is replace with a code word to reduce ambiguity between similar-sounding letters.

Code Description
Adam Letter A
Boy Letter B
Charles Letter C
David Letter D
Edward Letter E
Frank Letter F
George Letter G
Henry Letter H
Ida Letter I
John Letter J
King Letter K
Lincoln Letter L
Mary Letter M
Nora Letter N
Ocean Letter O
Paul Letter P
Queen Letter Q
Robert Letter R
Sam Letter S
Tom Letter T
Union Letter U
Victor Letter V
William Letter W
X-ray Letter X
Yellow Letter Y
Zebra Letter Z