LAPD Unit Designations*

*as commonly used on Adam-12. Not an exhaustive or necessarily current list and will be updated as needed.

Designation Type of Unit
A Basic Car Plan Unit- 2 Man Patrol
Air Air Patrol Unit
B Two-Man Patrol Wagon
C Parking Enforcement
D S.W.A.T. van or unit
E Traffic Enforcement
FB Uniform Foot-beat Patrol
J Juvenile Officer
K Detective Unit
L One-Man Patrol Unit
M Traffic Enforcement Motorcycle Unit
S Three-wheeled Motorcycle Unit
W Unmarked detective/investigator unit
X Extra marked patrol unit
Z Marked patrol car driven by reserve officers