More police departments look to tune public outMore police departments look to tune public out
Nov 20 11:44 AM US/Eastern
By ERIC TUCKER
WASHINGTON (AP) - Police departments around the country are moving to shield their radio communications from the public as cheap, user-friendly technology has made it easy for anyone to use handheld devices to keep tabs on officers responding to crimes.
The practice of encryption has become increasingly common from Florida to New York and west to California. D.C. police became one of the latest big-city departments to adopt the practice this fall.
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