Dakota County Law Mains

HoooyaJohn

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In case you have not heard, Dakota County ("Empire") is going encrypted on their Law Mains effective 20 September 2023.
If this is old news, I apologize for the extra posting.
 

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As planned Dakota Switched to the new encrypted law mains this morning. So far today I have still heard some Car to Car traffic in the clear but I expect that will disappear soon. From what I can track the new main are:
4545 replaces 4300 Law main 1
4546 replaces 4302 Law main 2
4547 replaces 4304 Law main 3
 
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@stmills As planned? Was this announced anywhere? As far as I can tell, and I have scoured every place I can think of, I've found nothing. No public notices. No council meetings. I even checked every city's website in the county and find nothing. Thanks
 

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As far as I know no big announcement or press conference saying we are going encrypted. Dakota 911 has been planning for the change to happen in September 2023 for over a year and it has been talked about in meetings for over 2 years.
 
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As far as I know no big announcement or press conference saying we are going encrypted. Dakota 911 has been planning for the change to happen in September 2023 for over a year and it has been talked about in meetings for over 2 years.
Thanks for your reply. I have known Dakota had been discussing the change since Hennepin County encrypted in 2019. It seems peculiar that a large county like Dakota would not involve its constituency prior to making a policy and operational change this significant. Particularly after seeing the dissonance Hennepin realized after they made the change there. Do you know, @stmills , was there ANY official announcement made to the public, not necessarily a "big" one. Like I said, I am finding nothing at all still and you seem to have some knowledge about these kind of things in Dakota. I look forward to your response. Thanks ahead of time.
 

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I am unaware of any announcements to the public that they were switching from an open talkgroup to an encrypted talkgroup. Dakota did the switch a bit different from some others where the old and new were patched together for a period of time, the just made a hard switch and it was over to encryption. Again the Sept 2023 date has been the time line for as long as it has been moving forward.
 

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So in the immediate metro that leaves Anoka, Washington, Ramsey & Carver (for now) left open. Sounds like the plan to encrypt the entire Twin Cities Metro area is on.
 

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So in the immediate metro that leaves Anoka, Washington, Ramsey & Carver (for now) left open. Sounds like the plan to encrypt the entire Twin Cities Metro area is on.
I hope Wright County doesn't join the club anytime soon....
 

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Forgot Washington County is still in the clear. Will need to write a new codeplug at some point to clear out all the encrypted agencies still in one of my 2500's.
 
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