Maybe what goes over the air varies from place to place but here it's very common
Mostly with law enforcement, I don't hear SS#'s much with EMT'sWith law enforcement, or are you talking about medical emergency communications?
I don't ever recall hearing SS#s in NYC all the years I lived there; but the majority of my scanning was NYPD and FDNY, I rarely tuned in the EMTs! Maybe the EMTs were broadcasting that info on patients they were treating, I dunno.
I'm not sure what the pc's in their car are for but everything is called to dispatch they can't look it up them self but on another note, we are going digital this summer.Interesting. Well, you certainly are right that every LE agency has their own way to make a martini!
That's when the pc's in the car will start working. The radio system has to be digital.I'm not sure what the pc's in their car are for but everything is called to dispatch they can't look it up them self but on another note, we are going digital this summer.
Digital radio systems and computers in vehicles have no relationship, other than grant money. Some departments are analog, with wahzoo computers, while others have NO computers and run digital radios.
Don't come to Nevada if you want your traffic stop confidential. Here, the ID of ALL passengers is run, status of CCW's is broadcast, and frequently SSN's and home addresses are transmitted on the statewide system.
Some of us really don't want the perps to know where we live, we own machine guns. I live in a PO Box.
First, there are probably some cops that wouldn't see a scanner if you put a strobe light on it.I have had a scanner in all my primary vehicles since 1986 (except my 2016 Lexus RX350 has none because I don't want to muck it up with radios and antennas) starting with a Regency Turboscan 800 in an '86 Camaro and presently a RS Pro2066 in my truck. I have had cop buddies and they all were fine with it. Even a South San Francisco cop who did a traffic stop on me in my '86 Jimmy was actually inquisitive about the scanner and thought it was cool. Let me go with a verbal