Victoria PD new system

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buckobob

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Today's Victoria Advocate says new 8 millon dollar system goes into effect maybe in June. A Digital Motorola 800 with encryption feature. It is quoted by the Police Chief that there is no scanner made that will be able to receive their transmissions. Is that possible? VictoriaAdvocate. com
 

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There is always a lot of information flying around during the implementation stage of new trunking systems. If it is indeed encrypted then no, you will not be able to hear anything (except some annoying digital sounds). We have heard from "people who should be in the know" in the past that "the system can't be monitored by a scanner" and in some cases they're right (they end up using encryption or some proprietary protocol). In some instances though they just switch from analog voice to digital voice and just thought no one would be able to hear them (on old analog receivers you wouldn't be able to process digital voice).

As the Victoria Advocate you have a lot of power to make people aware that the local radio system (that they, the taxpayers, pay for) is going to be unmonitorable/encrypted/hidden (whichever progressively more paranoid term you care to use) for seemingly no reason. Understandably some agencies encrypt a talkgroup or two (or frequency or two) to cover sensitive operations (SWAT, Hostage Neg., Narcs) but fully encrypting normal traffic (including F/EMS dispatches) is, in my opinion, unnecessary.
 

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Victoria County ENC.

Victoria Advocate | Ranging Reporter update: Do you think the public should be able to hear law enforcement scanner traffic?

Victoria Advocate | Victoria County issues record debt of $8.5 million

Victoria Advocate | "The Reason(S) Why You Should Have a Scanner" by scannermastertexas


These are few links regarding the new so called enc. system for victoria county. All the links are from the Victoria Advocate (local newspaper).

The victroia advocate is looking into getting as much feed back, about Victoria County using ENC. system so please post comments on here and victoria advocate. The first link is the newst one. THANKS
 
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