99 percent of police traffic should be in the clear, unencrypted. And you are quite right, when everything is encrypted and in the shadows it will smack of "secret police."
With very few exceptions, everything should be open to the taxpayers to hear.
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From: "William Barrett, KW1B" <wbarrett@...>
Date: 11/9/19 5:23 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [Uniden] crypto comm
I believe that citizens have the right and
the responsibility to supervise
at a certain level. Fully encrypted
police comms are not accessaable,
while most are quite routine and do NOT
require a high degree of
In those few special other cases, there are
methods of COMSEC
well-known to police and military
communications people. Simply
encryping everything is lazy and can lead to
Secret Police Mindset.
Not something most people would
Routine ops need to be in the
I'm pro encryption for police and EMS communications. Nothing will change
that even though it's a hobby and I like to listen.
On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 13:09 Joe M. <mch@...
that because crime only happens at the
police station and doesn't affect
Do you not care that you will be late to work
there is an accident blocking your normal route?
not care that you will be ADDING
to the problem (traffic) in the above
Are you fine with going to the mall when
there is an active
shooter in the area?
If there is a felon loose in your
are you OK letting your kids go out to play?
request will not solve any of these cases.
Encryption will not alert you
to these cases.
Only clear communications will let you know WHEN you need
to know it.