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Orlando Police Prepare To Move Scanners Off Public Airwaves

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Orlando Police Prepare To Move Scanners Off Public Airwaves

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Currently, anyone can listen in on what the Orlando Police Department is doing, but that's about to change. Within the next week, the department's police scanners will go silent because of a decision to encrypt its new digital radio system.

Some watchdog groups are criticizing OPD and say the media won't be the only ones affected by not being able to monitor police communications.

"The average citizen should care about it because they're no longer going to have real time access to what the police department does," said Joe Mattern, a scanner enthusiast.

Motorola representatives have already been working at the department in preparation for the switch. OPD insists the change is a matter of officer safety.
Like the picture of the BCD396T... ;)
 

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Orlando Police Prepare To Move Scanners Off Public Airwaves
That's a really, really, really wierd way to describe a PD's move to encrypted radio traffic.

Police to move scanners off public airwaves??

LOL

"The average citizen should care about it because they're no longer going to have real time access to what the police department does," said Joe Mattern, a scanner enthusiast.
Hey Joe, drive 95 in a 55 zone, and you'll be sure to have real time access to what the police department does.
 
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