Originally Posted by derevs
I have not seen this posted on here to date but there is a very good reason for all agencies to go encrypted. It is called PIPEDA, or the Personal Information Protection & Electronic Document Act of the federal government.
A lot of information that goes out over the air is of a personal nature such as addresses & nature of complaint. Some people don't like this and complain to the government.
So if you want to complain about the future of encryption, don't blame the police forces, etc. Look right at the federal government who have probably issued a mandate to the various agencies to protect the information that goes out over the airwaves.
Like I explain in other thread there are number of reason police want encryption.
1.People hear a call and go to scene of call and get in way .
2 .Criminals hear a call and take off before the police get there or know the police are coming and get ready to attack them
3.Foot chase or car chase could be bad when police try to set up containment zones.
4. Use of cell phone apps to hear cops are coming.
5. The posting of calls on youtube and the internet really bad and they really hate this and some do this.
The York Region cop getting hit by car and posting his cry for help was very bad move . The incident of a crazy guy on a bus who chop people head off than eating them was very bad move.Not to say calls in the US of school shootings and mall shootings and posting this on the internet.The guy in US who set a house on fire and shooting at firefighters and posting this on the internet.
Now I'm not making excuses for them to go to encryption of just how often this may happen.It would be interesting to see how often this may happen but I'm sure if this was happening 2 or 3 times year they would use MTD alot more and moved to encryption long time ago .
Like I say I'm not hear to rent about why they are going to encryption and the pros and cons of it
there are two threads on that where we can talk more about that .
I just ask why the contrast of why most police are moving to encryption in Canada in contrast of the US.not pros and cons of it And like I say this dates back to the 90's where some police where using encryption even the OPP who was putting those squelch sounds when no one was talking
Looking at past threads I have not seen any talk on this.
PIPEDA, or the Personal Information Protection & Electronic Document Act of the federal government.
That is very interesting in the US under the freedom of information act one can get radio traffic , 911 tapes , transcript and camera used in some police cars.
The TV spike has reality TV of camera used in police cars and A&E TV show panic by the freedom of information act.
Many news media also show radio traffic , 911 tapes even the world trade center they got some radio traffic , 911 tapes and transcripts by the freedom of information act .
Many police shows in the US cops fox
and police women of Broward County , police women Dallas , police women of Maricopa county and life on beat so on
It really well could be more of US culture thing of showing of police work where Canadian culture is not conformal with these things.
May be because of this and that Canada does NOT have freedom of information act.
The privacy laws may be more strict in Canada. I know Canada does have a TV show called To Serve and Protect
but most people faces are blurred out and the cameraman 95% of the time does not go in houses. It mostly in Vancouver and Edmonton ( police cool about doing it there than other police departments) with some specials in Winnipeg and Calgary .
Why the contrast in Canada the only thing I can think of is this.
1 really well may be more of a culture thing where police in the US and government are more cool about this.
2 The US cities have higher crime so balancing the budge is very important to get more cops on street than to go to encryption
3 federal government or police association may be pushing for it
4. privacy laws or freedom of information act
5.So may police departments are doing it that many say why not
, we should everyone is doing it
Not sure why the contrast just some theory I have .
Has for Telus MiKE system for Durham Regional Police
I looked at the database and past threads did not see if it is 700MHz or 800 MHz nothing on the frequencies. Is it truck system or some kind of cell phone system? I hardly remember long go on yahoo group reading it some kind of cell phone system radio hybrid. But that was long ago so my mind is very rusty on it.