Delaware encryption

Roach112683

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Encryption fun. Having to rely on cell phones to interoperate? How will that work out in a disaster scenario? They are going to need to institute some non-encrypted Event tgs / Tac tgs. Are the fire company's fire police radios privately owned, or issued by the county?
I thought that's what the IOP channels were for? Rehoboth\Dewey used them without issue. Or at least that's what I was listening to the last few days.
 

chrishoerner

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Encryption fun. Having to rely on cell phones to interoperate? How will that work out in a disaster scenario? They are going to need to institute some non-encrypted Event tgs / Tac tgs. Are the fire company's fire police radios privately owned, or issued by the county?
Fire Radios are issued by the state, and privately owned. The state only supplies limited a limited amount of radios.
 

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Fire Radios are issued by the state, and privately owned. The state only supplies limited a limited amount of radios.
So is this why the fire police were upset? Having obsolete programming in their privately owned radios? Someone said that ADP was the encryption standard used on the Delaware system, and ADP is more or less a standard option in Motorola radios. Seems simple enough to fix.
 

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I have A question, why Does Fire Police Need Encryption there job is crowd control and directing traffice on emergency scenes, they don't have the same police powers as state police or any small town police department, and they don't infestation anything as far as crimes go. So my Question why do they need it ?
 

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I have A question, why Does Fire Police Need Encryption there job is crowd control and directing traffice on emergency scenes, they don't have the same police powers as state police or any small town police department, and they don't infestation anything as far as crimes go. So my Question why do they need it ?
The only reason I can see is when Lewes had there fire works cmd post was encrypted and they could not hear what was being relayed
 

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It is simple: the police want to control the message. That's it. Is AES1024 a thing in public safety grade radio? I believe Motorola offers AES256 as its most secure (and standardized) encryption option.
 

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Delaware State News ran an article on the current state of police encryption in Delaware. It sure was an interesting read and it was interesting to hear from some of the different viewpoints in the article.

Encryption of police radios creates some static
They were already using the cad system which had stopped alot of information. As I said before encrypt tac channels but dispatch should have been kept open
 

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That's why I'm curious as to why DSP waited until this year to encrypt all 3 CMD talk groups as they could've followed suit right after NCCPD encrypted their dispatch a few years ago.
 
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