It is up to the Department involved.Hi Don and all,
I am guessing my question would be most likely for Don and is just a general procedural question relating to encrypting dispatch traffic.
Now that we've seen this twice in recent months, when an agency in our county decides to encrypt their traffic for whatever reason, and for whatever length of time, do they need to inform anyone at any level in the county about that decision, or can they elect to do this at will?
I was just curious if any county administrative personnel, board of supervisors, or any other office or personnel besides the department encrypting really ever weighs in on these decisions, or is it left to the discretion of the department to do this as they see fit? I think I recall (but may be misremembering) you mentioning in a thread somewhere over the years that the LE radios are all programmed for encryption, but it is up to department to make that call for themselves. Just curious how that works in general.
There is a book titled "The First Domino." I recommend it as a thoroughly researched book on the Vietnam War. Yes, if Escondido encrypts others will likely follow. It hasn't hit any of the rural areas I'm familiar with. Rural areas in the west, for the most part, have had interoperability on VHF-High for about 50 years now, especially since the 1980's when PROM and EPROM radios started to be purchased by agencies, which increased the frequency capacity of radios.#thefirstdomino