• 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.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:

Breaking News Etiquette

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DataBase Administrator
Dec 8, 2002
In an effort to protect Public Safety personnel, DO NOT post details about an ongoing SWAT incident or undercover operation in progress.

Details include frequencies, talk groups, exact address, officer movements, and another other information that might put an officers safety at risk.

Doing so is a perfect example of why many cities have taken Police traffic and especially SWAT incidents digital and or encrypted.

At the conclusion of the event, it is ok to post any news from the situation.

Colorado Incidents and Breaking News Abbreviations & Codes
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