I have noticed that they are not using encryption as well. It may be an issue with their CAD system. It's nice though to be able to hear whats going on around Findlay again. Some were wondering if the new mayor being sworn in had something to do with it, But only time will tell. I for one think it's pointless to encrypt their main dispatch channel. Columbus, Toledo and Dayton have a much larger crime rate than the little city of Findlay and they don't even encrypt their main dispatch channels. It costs more to maintain, And not to mention the fact that they are encouraging citizens of the city to be engaged in block watch activity, Well that's all fine and well, But how are citizens supposed to be engaged in block watch activities if they don't know whats going on in their neighborhoods. If I still lived in Findlay and heard that some punks were breaking into cars in my neighborhood, I could easily look out my window, observe the individuals in question and call the dispatcher with a description, direction of travel of the suspects and a possible plate number of a vehicle they may have gotten in.
With that being said, Lets hope that the administration continues open dispatching, Now that the individual who worked there is no longer on board. But I'm not holding my breath.