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Annapolis /Apd teletype ?

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What is annapolis police teletype channel for ? I see and 13D dispatch, and apd tac channel , and a CID which is criminal investigations , but what does tele type talk group do?
 

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I'm willing to be that it relates to their MDTs in their cars. It's an easier term to understand than calling it a 'data terminal' Mike
 

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What is annapolis police teletype channel for ? I see and 13D dispatch, and apd tac channel , and a CID which is criminal investigations , but what does tele type talk group do?

It's a carry-over from when records checks were performed by teletype machines and operators. It's used to move voice traffic off the dispatch channel to lessen congestion. In practice, it's another ops / tac channel. MDTs use a different system.
 
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As others have said it is a carry-over term from the days of actual Teletypes being used.

Now it is basically access to NCIC/NLETS and DPSCS Data
https://www.dpscs.state.md.us/agencies/itcd.shtml
Actually all that data is done on laptops now, and the teletype channel is just used as another voice tac channel.

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