That would so suck if every township was like that. Hopefully that day won't come at least in my area. We're tax payers who pay their salaries and I believe we have a right to know what's going on but I also see the argument about the "bad guys" listening and taking it to their advantage of knowing where the police are at. WAIT a minute.....that's the county south of me...Washington, which is south of Jackson county.....jeesh
And Columbus to your North may go encrypted too..... it's a disease that needs to be stopped as far as I am concerned, they don't need more than one encrypted channel ANYWHERE, and regular dispatch channels should not be encrypted.
BTW, ISP South DES is encrypted at times too