The Greenwich, Connecticut police have gone to totally encrypted communications for routine and emergency calls. You’ll no longer be able to listen in via your scanners or mobile devices.
Why did they do this? The chief explains:
“There were several factors in the decision to put the police department radio transmissions in encryption. The number one reason was officer safety. We have received credible intelligence that criminals were using scanners and smart phone applications to monitor the location and activities of police officers. Another factor was that some of the information that comes over the police radio is of a confidential nature and this better protects privacy concerns.”
So privacy of your information wasn’t their first concern and they didn’t do anything until it involved their own safety and privacy? I see….
Read more on Greenwich Time.
Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.