Maricopa County Sheriff

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Sorry if this has been answered before but has MCSO moved to the 700 system yet? I’m not hearing anything on any of the 800 sites. Thanks
 

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I was monitoring the new system on Wednesday, and all I was hearing were radio techs that were doing antenna work on a tower. It sounds like they still have some infrastructure work to do before they start moving users to the new system.

I will give the County system a listen later tonight, but based on what I monitored Wednesday, I assume it is business as usual on the old system.
 

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The county-wide radio system is a huge thing to update as Maricopa county is the largest county geographically in the country, and I expect personally that it might take several months at a minimum if not all year to fully transition...just my feeling.
 

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The county-wide radio system is a huge thing to update as Maricopa county is the largest county geographically in the country, and I expect personally that it might take several months at a minimum if not all year to fully transition...just my feeling.
San Bernardino County California is the largest county by area in the lower 48 states. SBCO is over 20,000 sq mi vs Maricopa at 9,200ish sq mi.


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Yeah, actually should have said second largest county geographically. According to the latest Wiki information Maricopa country is more than twice the size of LA county for reference.
 

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Yeah, actually should have said second largest county geographically. According to the latest Wiki information Maricopa country is more than twice the size of LA county for reference.
But Coconino County is about 10,000 square miles larger than Maricopa. Wikipedia shows Coconino at #2 and Maricopa at #15.


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Well thanks for the correction, not sure where I got that info but good to have the facts straight.

Back to my original point though, after verifying with Wiki, there are 3,007 counties in America, and with Maricopa County being number 15, that means it is larger than 99.5% of all counties in America, so any way you cut it this is an exceptionally large county compared to most counties, and this is a very large project. Arizona just happens to have several really large (larger) counties.
 
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Arizona ranks 6th in square miles (114,006), with 15 counties.
Pennsylvania, where I was born, ranks 33rd (46,058), with 67 counties.

Arizona counties are huge, compared to some Eastern States.

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I would hope, that at the very least, the dispatch channels stay in the clear. (And ideally, I'd like to see each district have it's own dispatch channel, so we can pick & choose which districts to listen to. Most of the time, I'm only interested in District 3, but I have to hear calls from District 2 as well. Separating Lake Pleasant from the rest of the lakes and the river would be nice, too. They'd need additional dispatch personnel to do that, though.)

However, I would expect detectives and SWAT, as well as the car-to-car, information, and hot/tactical channels to be encrypted.

I'd like to see the special detail/event channels kept in the clear as well.

John
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