-I'm not sure if this should go here or under the new Ventura Co System thread.. This was posted to a reliable Ventura Co Scanner feed on Twitter hosted by AI6YR,
In light of news that @SimiValleyPD will be encrypting radio traffic, I reached out to Sheriff @AyubBill. His response: "We will not be encrypting our radio communications and are exploring other ways of communicating the protected CLETS information with our staff in the field."
The radio system is not "out of compliance".Simi Valley is out of compliance. What if I am arrested for DUI? I am sitting in the back seat of the car, I can hear the radio in the front. The Dispatcher is reading the details of another traffic stop, I have an excellent memory and destroy the poor souls credit. Who is usually close enough to cops to overhear the radios, people being arrested that's who.
I did not literally mean SVPD system is out of compliance, I was making a joke about unfunded mandates and bureaucratic nonsense that comes from Sacramento and then sends local government officials having to scramble that makes California government bloated and ridiculous.The radio system is not "out of compliance".
The recent CJIS information bulletin requests agencies provide details on how they will -eventually- stop sharing CLETS data in the clear. It's not a radio requirement per se, it's an IT/security requirement. "Don't share PII in the clear". Several ways to handle that without necessarily going to encryption, but going encrypted does make things easier.
but, yeah, essentially sharing personal identifying info over radio 'in the clear' is going to soon be a thing of the past. And that is absolutely a good thing.
None of this is anything new and none of it should have been a surprise for any department. The requirements to protect PII have been in the CLETS access agreements for a very long time. Agencies were just ignoring it. DOJ is just reminding them that they have an agreement to follow the existing/established rules. If an agency choses not to follow the rules of the agreement, they risk losing their CLETS access. An agency would have to be pretty stupid to let that happen.I did not literally mean SVPD system is out of compliance, I was making a joke about unfunded mandates and bureaucratic nonsense that comes from Sacramento and then sends local government officials having to scramble that makes California government bloated and ridiculous.