Originally Posted by ts548
You setup event talkgroups that are not encrypted and move everyone there when something big happens
Or the better option. Share encryption keys. Work together and get along. This is Unless your saying no other agencies respond into St. Mary's County. I guess the surrounding areas radios would have to support the implemented encryption method as well. With strong protocols and guidelines in place, there is no reason encryption keys should not be shared.
It's like locking your front when your having a house party and only allowing your guests on the back deck. "we invited you but forgot to mention that you cant come in"