System Name: Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, PA
County: Philadelphia
System Type: Project 25 Phase I
System Voice: APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive
System ID: Sysid: 3B2 WACN: BEE00
Last Updated: April 7, 2022, 5:37 pm CDT   [Updated 1 talkgroups for Police Department]
System Notes

This is the city of Philadelphia's Project-25 Phase I radio system, which has replaced the former 3600 baud Smartzone system they had in service since the late 1990's

This system employs wide spread encryption on Fire and Police "tactical" channels, however, as of this time there are no plans to encrypt the routine "district" channels.

The system was built out using a Phase II capable backbone, however, the current Motorola APX series radios in use throughout the city's agencies are NOT flashed for Phase II operation, which means the radios are incapable of Phase II operation. Current radios being used include APX-6000XE portables for fire and EMS, APX-6000 portables for police, and APX-900 portables for some miscellaneous city agencies. The former XTS-3000 and XTS-5000 portables have all been replaced for front-line use, with many of them already auctioned off by the city.

Future plans call for 2 underground "sites" to be added. One along the Broad Street Line subway and the other along the Market-Frankford Line subway.

Simulcast zone 1 (site 3) is the primary system for fire and other city agencies.  Simulcast zone 2 (site 4) is the primary system for the police department.  The citywide police (J. M. T) bands and the fire dispatch channels are carried on both simulcasts.

Sites and Frequencies

Red (c) are control channel capable frequencies
RFSS Site Name Freqs
1 (1) 003 (3) Zone 1 Simulcast 851.2875851.3625851.8375852.0625852.0875852.5625852.5875852.8625
1 (1) 004 (4) Zone 2 Simulcast 851.100851.3375851.5875851.6875851.7875851.800851.8125852.100
5 (5) 001 (1) Broad St Subway Zone 774.48125c774.49375c774.90625c774.91875c    


DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
2370edDPFD North FireNorth Fire DispatchFire Dispatch
2390efDPFD South FireSouth Fire DispatchFire Dispatch
2410f1DPFD North MedicNorth EMS Dispatch (North Medic)EMS Dispatch
2350ebDPFD Cent MedicCentral EMS Dispatch (Central Medic)EMS Dispatch
2430f3DPFD South MedicSouth EMS Dispatch (South Medic)EMS Dispatch
2530fdDEPFD North Tac 1North Fire and EMS Tactical 1Fire-Tac
2550ffDEPFD North Tac 2North Fire and EMS Tactical 2Fire-Tac
257101DEPFD North Tac 3North Fire and EMS Tactical 3Fire-Tac
2450f5DEPFD South Tac 1South Fire and EMS Tactical 1Fire-Tac
2470f7DEPFD South Tac 2South Fire and EMS Tactical 2Fire-Tac
2490f9DEPFD South Tac 3South Fire and EMS Tactical 3Fire-Tac
265109DEPFD RescueCity-Wide Heavy Rescue OperationsFire-Tac
26710bDEPFD HazMatCity-Wide Hazardous Materials Team OperationsFire-Tac
2510fbDEPFD AdminCity-Wide Fire AdministrationFire-Talk
259103DPFD ATGCity-Wide Fire and EMS All GroupFire-Talk
1810b5DAbington ERAbington HospitalHospital
1830b7DFrankford ERAria Frankford HospitalHospital
1850b9DTorresdale ERAria Torresdale HospitalHospital
1870bbDChestnut Hill ERChestnut Hill HospitalHospital
1890bdDCHOP ERChildren's Hospital of PhiladelphiaHospital
1910bfDEinstein ERAlbert Einstein Medical CenterHospital
1950c3DEpiscopal EREpiscopal HospitalHospital
1990c7DHoly Redeemer ERHoly Redeemer Hospital ERHospital
2010c9DHUP ERHospital of the University of PennsylvaniaHospital
2030cbDJeanes ERJeanes HospitalHospital
2050cdDLankenau ERLankenau HospitalHospital
2070cfDMercy FitzgeraldMercy Fitzgerald Hospital ERHospital
2090d1DMercy Philly ERMercy Philadelphia HospitalHospital
2110d3DMethodist ERMethodist HospitalHospital
2130d5DNazareth ERNazareth HospitalHospital
2150d7DPresbyterian ERPenn Presbyterian Medical CenterHospital
2170d9DPennsy ERPennsylvania HospitalHospital
2190dbDRoxborough ERRoxborough Memorial HospitalHospital
2210ddDSt Chris ERSt Christopher's Hospital ERHospital
2230dfDTemple ERTemple University HospitalHospital
2250e1DJefferson ERThomas Jefferson University HospitalHospital
837345DPFD DispatchFire Dispatch AnnouncementsFire Dispatch
DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
1001DPPD Far-NEFar North-East Division (7th. and 8th. Districts)Law Dispatch
3003DPPD N-EastNorth-East Division (2nd. and 15th. Districts)Law Dispatch
19013DPPD East 1East Division 1 (24th. and 26th. Districts)Law Dispatch
21015DPPD East 2East Division 2 (25th. District)Law Dispatch
1500fDPPD NorthNorth Division (14th. and 35th. Districts)Law Dispatch
5005DPPD N-CentrlNorth-Central Division (22nd. District)Law Dispatch
17011DPPD N-WestNorth-West Division (5th. and 39th. Districts)Law Dispatch
7007DPPD CentralCentral Division (6th. and 9th. Districts)Law Dispatch
9009DPPD South 1South Division 1 (1st., 3rd. and 17th. Districts)Law Dispatch
1100bDPPD S-WestSouth-West Division (12th. and 18th. Districts)Law Dispatch
1300dDPPD WestWest Division (16th. and 19th. Districts)Law Dispatch
23017DPPD J-BandCity-Wide EmergencyLaw Dispatch
25019DPPD T-BandCity-Wide Traffic OperationsLaw Dispatch
2701bDPPD M-BandCity-Wide Administrative OperationsLaw Dispatch
2901dDPPD 1st Tac1st District TacticalLaw Dispatch
3101fDPPD Events 1City-Wide Special Events 1Law Tac
33021DPPD Events 2City-Wide Special Events 2Law Tac
35023DPPD AcademyPolice Academy Training OperationsLaw Tac
37025DEPPD CvAffairCity-Wide Civil Affairs DivisionLaw Tac
39027DEPPD CommandCity-Wide Police CommandersLaw Tac
41029DEPPD Dig UnitCity-Wide Dignitary UnitLaw Tac
4302bDEPPD H-SIUCity-Wide Homicide Division - Special Investigations UnitLaw Tac
4502dDEPPD H-LineCity-Wide Homicide Division - Line SquadLaw Tac
4702fDEPPD H-FugCity-Wide Homicide Division - Fugitive SquadLaw Tac
49031DEPPD Impact 1City-Wide Impact Operations 1Law Tac
51033DEPPD Impact 2City-Wide Impact Operations 2Law Tac
53035DEPPD Impact 3City-Wide Impact Operations 3Law Tac
55037DEPPD CW IAB 1City-Wide Internal Affairs Bureau Operations 1Law Tac
57039DEPPD CW IAB 2City-Wide Internal Affairs Bureau Operations 2Law Tac
5903bDEPPD I-CntrlCity-Wide Integrity Control DivisionLaw Tac
6103dDEPPD E.O.D.City-Wide Explosive Ordinance Disposal UnitLaw Tac
6303fDEPPD O.C.B.City-Wide Organized Crime Bureau Law Tac
65041DEPPD AviationCity-Wide Aviation Division OperationsLaw Tac
67043DEPPD S.W.A.T.City-Wide S.W.A.T. OperationsLaw Tac
69045DEPPD WarrantCity-Wide Warrant UnitLaw Tac
71047DPPD ATGCity-Wide Police All GroupLaw Talk
73049DEPPD IAB Sq10Internal Affairs Bureau - Squad 10 OperationsLaw Tac
7504bDEPPD IAB Sq11Internal Affairs Bureau - Squad 11 OperationsLaw Tac
7704dDEPPD IAB Sq12Internal Affairs Bureau - Squad 12 OperationsLaw Tac
7904fDEPPD IAB Sq13Internal Affairs Bureau - Squad 13 OperationsLaw Tac
81051DEPPD IAB Sq14Internal Affairs Bureau - Squad 14 OperationsLaw Tac
83053DEPPD Invest 1City-Wide Investigations 1Law Tac
85055DEPPD Invest 2City-Wide Investigations 2Law Tac
87057DEPPD Vice 1City-Wide Vice Division 1Law Tac
89059DEPPD Vice 2City-Wide Vice Division 2Law Tac
9105bDEPPD ATF CFCity-Wide ATF Cease Fire SquadLaw Tac
9305dDEPPD MCD 1City-Wide Major Crime Division Operations 1Law Tac
9505fDEPPD MCD 2City-Wide Major Crime Division Operations 2Law Tac
97061DEPPD MCD 3City-Wide Major Crime Division Operations 3Law Tac
99063DEPPD NFU S-1Narcotics Field Unit - South Division 1Law Tac
101065DEPPD NFU S-2Narcotics Field Unit - South Division 2Law Tac
103067DEPPD NFU S-3Narcotics Field Unit - South Division 3Law Tac
105069DEPPD NFU E-1Narcotics Field Unit - East Division 1Law Tac
10706bDEPPD NFU E-2Narcotics Field Unit - East Division 2Law Tac
10906dDEPPD NFU E-3Narcotics Field Unit - East Division 3Law Tac
11106fDEPPD NFU E-4Narcotics Field Unit - East Division 4Law Tac
113071DEPPD NFU N-1Narcotics Field Unit - North Division 1Law Tac
115073DEPPD NFU N-2Narcotics Field Unit - North Division 2Law Tac
117075DEPPD NFU N-3Narcotics Field Unit - North Division 3Law Tac
119077DEPPD Strike 1City-Wide Strike Force Operations 1Law Tac
121079DEPPD Strike 2City-Wide Strike Force Operations 2Law Tac
12307bDEPPD Strike 3City-Wide Strike Force Operations 3Law Tac
12507dDEPPD CW NI 1City-Wide Narcotics Investigations 1Law Tac
12707fDEPPD CW NI 2City-Wide Narcotics Investigations 2Law Tac
129081DPPD CW NI 3City-Wide Narcotics Investigations 3Law Tac
131083DPPD 2nd Tac2nd. District TacticalLaw Tac
135087DPPD AutoThftAuto Theft Task ForceLaw Tac
13908bDPPD 6th Tac6th District TacticalLaw Tac
14108dDPPD 7th Tac7th District TacticalLaw Tac
14308fDPPD 8th Tac8th District TacticalLaw Tac
145091DPPD 9th Tac9th District TacticalLaw Tac
147093DPPD 12th Tac12th. District TacticalLaw Tac
149095DPPD 16th Tac16th. District TacticalLaw Tac
153099DPPD 18th Tac18th. District TacticalLaw Tac
15509bDPPD 19th Tac19th. District TacticalLaw Tac
15709dDPPD 22nd Tac22nd District TacticalLaw Tac
15909fDPPD 39th Tac39th. District TacticalLaw Tac
1610a1DPPD 14th Tac14th District TacticalLaw Tac
1630a3DPPD 15th Tac15th. District TacticalLaw Tac
1650a5DPPD 24th Tac24th. District TacticalLaw Tac
1670a7DPPD 25th Tac25th. District TacticalLaw Tac
1690a9DPPD 26th Tac26th. District TacticalLaw Tac
1710abDPPD 35th Tac35th. District TacticalLaw Tac
630276DDUPD DispDrexel University PD DispatchLaw Dispatch
4017fb1DSEPTA PD DispSEPTA PD Dispatch RebroadcastLaw Dispatch
DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
261105DPPD-PFD 1Police, Fire, and EMS Inter-Agency Tactical Operations 1Interop
263107DPPD-PFD 2Police, Fire, and EMS Inter-Agency Tactical Operations 2Interop
Municipal Services
DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
321141DMun DispatchCity-Wide - Municipal DispatchMulti-Dispatch
323143DCity Event 1City-Wide Event 1Multi-Tac
325145DCity Event 2City-Wide Event 2Multi-Tac
327147DCity Event 3City-Wide Event 3Multi-Tac
401191DMayor OfficeOffice of the Mayor OperationsPublic Works
Airport Operations
DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
4751dbDPHL Comm CtrKPHL - Communications CenterMulti-Talk
28711fDPHL SystemsCntrlKPHL - Systems Control OperationsPublic Works
295127DPHL EngineerKPHL - Engineering OperationsPublic Works
289121DPHL Exec OpsKPHL - Executive OperationsMulti-Talk
291123DPHL OpsKPHL - Airport OperationsPublic Works
30312fDPHL Spec Ops 1KPHL - Special Operations 1Multi-Tac
305131DPHL Spec Ops 2KPHL - Special Operations 2Multi-Tac
297129DPHL Maint 1KPHL - Maintenance Operations 1Public Works
29912bDPHL Maint 2KPHL - Maintenance Operations 2Public Works
30112dDPHL Maint 3KPHL - Maintenance Operations 3Public Works
28511dDPHL Emergency 1KPHL - Emergency Operations 1Emergency Ops
309135DPHL Emergency 2KPHL - Emergency Operations 2Emergency Ops
28311bDEPHL Fire MainKPHL - Fire Operations (Main)Fire-Tac
311137DEPHL Fire E78KPHL - Fire Operations (Engine 78)Fire-Talk
281119DPHL PoliceKPHL - Police Operations (Main)Law Tac
293125DPNE OpsKPNE - OperationsPublic Works
DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
26910dDEPDA Ops 1DA Operations 1Law Talk
341155DEPDA NARCDA Narcotics DivisionLaw Tac
343157DEPDA InvestDA InvestigationsLaw Tac
4651d1DEPDA ATGDA All GroupLaw Talk
4771ddDEPDA Ops 2DA Operations 2Law Tac
First Judicial District of PA
DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
4711d7DFJD Warrant UnitFJD Warrant UnitLaw Tac
4731d9DFJD DispatchFJD DispatchLaw Dispatch
DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
805325DPGW 805Operations 805Utilities
807327DPGW 807Operations 807Utilities
809329DPGW 809Operations 809Utilities
81532fDPGW 815Operations 815Utilities
817331DPGW 817Operations 817Utilities
DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
10013e9DEPHA Police 1Housing Police Operations 1Law Dispatch
10033ebDEPHA Police 2Housing Police Operations 2Law Tac
Licenses and Inspection Department
DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
33114bDL/I DispatchL&I DispatchPublic Works
4451bdDL/I AdminL&I AdministrationPublic Works
4471bfDL/I Ops 1L&I Operations 1Public Works
4491c1DL/I Ops 2L&I Operations 2Public Works
5031f7DL/I ATGL&I All GroupPublic Works
Office of Emergency Management
DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
273111DCW EOC 1Emergency Operations Center 1Emergency Ops
275113DCW EOC 2Emergency Operations Center 2Emergency Ops
277115DCW EOC 3Emergency Operations Center 3Emergency Ops
279117DCW EOC ATGEmergency Operations Center - All GroupEmergency Ops
Office of Fleet Management
DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
31513bDFleet DispFleet DispatchPublic Works
369171DFleet Admin 1Fleet Administration 1Public Works
371173DFleet Admin 2Fleet Administration 2Public Works
373175DFleet Admin 3Fleet Administration 3Public Works
375177DFleet QA TeamFleet Quality Assurance TeamPublic Works
377179DFleet DistribFleet DistributionPublic Works
37917bDFleet Ops 1Fleet Operations 1Public Works
38117dDFleet Ops 2Fleet Operations 2Public Works
4851e5DFleet ATGFleet All GroupPublic Works
537219DFleet ExecFleet Executive OperationsPublic Works
DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
1301515DPPA 1AdministrationLaw Tac
1303517DPPA 2Parking Enforcement and Boot SquadLaw Dispatch
1305519DPPA 3Tow Squad / Impound Lot / Taxi EnforcementLaw Dispatch
Prisons Department
DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
4531c5DPrison TransportTransportationCorrections
52520dDPrison EngineerEngineeringPublic Works
52720fDPrison EmergencyEmergencyCorrections
531213DPrison ASDAlternative and Special DetentionCorrections
533215DPrison AllPrisons All GroupCorrections
15355ffDPrison CFCFCurran-Fromhold Correctional FacilityCorrections
1539603DPrison DCDetention CenterCorrections
1541605DPrisons PICCPhiladelphia Industrial Correctional CenterCorrections
1543607DPrison RCFRiverside Correctional FacilityCorrections
Public Health Department
DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
4831e3DHealth ATGPDPH All GroupPublic Works
515203DHealth DispPDPH DispatchPublic Works
517205DHealth Med ExPDPH Medical ExaminerPublic Works
519207DHealth EHSPDPH Environmental Health Services UnitPublic Works
521209DHealth HFACPDPH HFAC ManagementPublic Works
52320bDHealth AQMPDPH Air Quality ManagementPublic Works
55922fDPCA RiverviewPCA Riverview HomePublic Works
Public Property Department
DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
31913fDPubProp DispPP DispatchPublic Works
403193DPubProp E-1PP Event 1Public Works
405195DPubProp E-2PP Event 2Public Works
4931edDPubProp ATGPP All GroupPublic Works
DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
60325bDPSD Bus PassyunkPassyunk Base Bus OperationsSchools
60525dDPSD Bus ShallcrsShallcross Base Bus OperationsSchools
60725fDPSD Bus WidenerWidener Base Bus OperationsSchools
609261DPSD Bus Alt BaseAlternative Base Bus OperationsSchools
611263DPSD Bus SupervStreet Supervisor OperationsSchools
613265DPSD PolicePolice OperationsLaw Dispatch
615267DPSD SecuritySecurity OperationsSecurity
617269DPSD OpsOperationsSchools
61926bDPSD Cross GuardsCrossing GuardsSchools
DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
33514fDPSO DispatchPSO DispatchLaw Dispatch
4591cbDPSO Ops.PSO OperationsLaw Tac
4611cdDPSO WarrantsPSO Warrant UnitLaw Tac
535217DPSO Admin.PSO AdministrationLaw Talk
27110fDPSO ATGPSO All GroupLaw Talk
7012bdDPSO Family CourtPSO Family Court SecuritySecurity
17076abDPSO CJC SecurityPSO Criminal Justice Center SecuritySecurity
17116afDPSO Fam Court 1PSO Family Court Security 1Security
17136b1DPSO Fam Court 2PSO Family Court Security 2Security
Streets Department
DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
4211a5DPhila SanitationSanitation DispatchPublic Works
DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
313139DPWD DispatchDispatchUtilities
337151DPWD SWWPCP 1SW Water Pollution Control Plant 1Utilities
339153DPWD Ops AdmOperations AdministrationUtilities
345159DPWD Ind WasteIndustrial Waste UnitUtilities
34715bDPWD Collector CnCollector Control OperationsUtilities
34915dDPWD SewerSewer Maintenance OperationsUtilities
35115fDPWD InletInlet Cleaning OperationsUtilities
353161DPWD FlowFlow Control OperationsUtilities
355163DPWD SecuritySecurity OperationsSecurity
357165DPWD Conv.Unknown OperationsUtilities
359167DPWD LoadLoad Control OperationsUtilities
361169DPWD Dist ESSDistribution E.S.S.Utilities
36316bDPWD PumpPump OperationsUtilities
36516dDPWD CommonDept. CommonUtilities
36716fDPWD Queen LnQueen Lane Water Treatment Plant OperationsUtilities
4631cfDPWD ATGAll GroupUtilities
4671d3DPWD Ops CollectOperations Collector All GroupUtilities
4691d5DPWD Ops ATGOperations All GroupUtilities
565235DPWD Belmont 1Belmont Water Treatment Plant, PrimaryPublic Works
567237DPWD Belmont 2Belmont Water Treatment Plant, SecondaryPublic Works
DEC HEX Mode Alpha TagDescriptionTag
57023aDMot Tech AMotorola Radio Technicians - Test Group AOther
57123bDMot Tech BMotorola Radio Technicians - Test Group BOther
57223cDMot Tech CMotorola Radio Technicians - Test Group COther
57323dDMot Tech DMotorola Radio Technicians - Test Group DOther
57423eDMot Tech EMotorola Radio Technicians - Test Group EOther
57523fDMot Tech FMotorola Radio Technicians - Test Group FOther