Mike_Oxlong said:Perhaps they just don't like the possibility that somebody might stream their communications over the internet?
Encryption is a cheap enough option these days so any town considering an upgrade to their existing equipment might as well go for it.
IdleMonitor said:Oh right I forgot about that. They don't want there citizens knowing about the punks that go and do smash n' grabs for smokes. Or the more recent Gas n' Dash.
DaveH said:Are you sure you're not ignoring cause and effect? It just keeps getting easier
for the criminal element (as well as ordinary citizens) to monitor police without
the need to get an expensive digital scanner (not to mention filling out that
paperwork with fake name/address etc.). People who commit those crimes
don't need to carry a scanner, just be in touch with someone by cellphone
who has net access.