• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

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Bond money to upgrade radios

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Feb 14, 2011
$438,000 for encryption of Omaha police officer's radios and other upgrades!! The same encryption that will be on the county's new radios.
Page 5b of more midlands news - todays Omaha World Herald.
"We did not think it was our top priority" as per Police Chief.

Here goes 40 years of some great listening?
Dec 2, 2012
All OPD radio have encryption since March 2015. They have been using it since example channel 5 has been encrypted since March or April of 2015. Dispatch has encryption in their consoles for about a year. So this is nothing new. But let the paranoia start.

They could go full enecrypted after the upgrade but they will be phase 2. The upgrade should be done in about 3-6 months.
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