DC PD stolen radio equipment

William2910

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Noticed a few news articles that said some DC PD were stripped of gear including 2 way radios in the Capitol incident.

Being full time E, and well built system are they able to inhibit, track and kill or kick said radios to a dummy talkgroup and have any been recovered yet?

Is over the air rekeying going to occur since some are stolen or lost in questionable hands?
 

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Capitol PD may not be on the DC radio system, so if they aren't, stun/kill may not be available
 

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The initial cops that got overrun because there wasn't enough of them were the Capitol building police which is a separate entity. Once reinforced police or federal agents came I'm sure they weren't overrun and had radio stolen. Right? So it was the Capitol building police?
 

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Yep the Capitol Police charged with protecting Congress are on a p25 phase 1 encrypted system. They are the ones that got beat up pretty good and the dead officer was part of that department. I would think it was their radios that were stolen?
 

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Anything that involves security in DC at the Capitol building or the White House, especially radios, I would think would have a specific radio ID. They should be able to brick the radios in question.
Yeah I would imagine they can be easily bricked if they wanted to. On the other hand, they might just leave them on long enough to triangulate their location by "forcing" them to transmit.

Yeah its dumb to steal a radio, particularly modern era radios. Too easy to get caught with them. But then stupidity has led to the arrest of many criminals.
 

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One officer who was interviewed and said his radio was stolen was from the Metro PD. They use P25 Phase 2.
 

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The last thing they want to do is brick them! If they brick them how are they going to trace them?
 

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Yes but they can only brick if still in range. People could have fled area of system and unable to be killed
 

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Yes but they can only brick if still in range. People could have fled area of system and unable to be killed
But then they wouldn't be able to hear the radio traffic anyway.
And since it's a trunked system, they just deauthorize the radio in the controller.

Encryption keys can be rolled for all the other radios. Not a big deal, if they have their system set up right.
 

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One officer who was interviewed and said his radio was stolen was from the Metro PD. They use P25 Phase 2.
Just to clarify, Metropolitan Police Department; will also have a Metro Transit Police Department.
 

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One officer who was interviewed and said his radio was stolen was from the Metro PD. They use P25 Phase 2.
That's correct. If I'm not mistaken, his badge was found burried in the back yard of one of the rioters in up-state NY. I don't recall if the same idiot had his radio or not. Social media will get you caught every time.
 
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