Warren County P25

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Warren County begins transition onto the P25 statewide VHF STARNet system...
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Anyone in the area familiar if county law enforcement communications will be encrypted? I'm already aware PSP is full encryption on the statewide system, just curious if the local agencies will follow suit being on the state system.
 

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TG 20004 appears to be EMS, but has only used sparingly so far.
TG 20013 is encrypted.
TG 20014 is encrypted.
This weekend no comms heard on the Warren County LE 154.04 or the Forest County LE 156.09 which Warren Co. handles the dispatches for.
 

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Seems to be the way of the future I suppose. Thanks for the input! Didn't know Forest County Sheriff was dispatched through Warren County. I've also heard Tionesta Fire is dispatched by Venango County? Just curious as to why Forest County doesn't have their own communications center?
 

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Seems to be the way of the future I suppose. Thanks for the input! Didn't know Forest County Sheriff was dispatched through Warren County. I've also heard Tionesta Fire is dispatched by Venango County? Just curious as to why Forest County doesn't have their own communications center?
Warren co 911 handles Tionesta fire/ ems & West Hickory fire on 154.445. Venango used to dispatch them but switched. Venango still has access to their channel for interop. Marienville fire and Clarion hospital ems in Marienville are dispatched by Clarion co 911. Forest co sheriff has been dispatched through Warren for a while, Venango had access to their channel but no longer.

PSP Tionesta used to handle all ems and fire calls for Tionesta and West Hickory but that stopped after they closed the barracks.

I can't remember the exact reason they don't have their own center but I believe cost is the major factor. It was cheaper for them to give it to the other counties vs building their own and paying their own dispatchers etc.
 

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Seems to be the way of the future I suppose. Thanks for the input! Didn't know Forest County Sheriff was dispatched through Warren County. I've also heard Tionesta Fire is dispatched by Venango County? Just curious as to why Forest County doesn't have their own communications center?
Probably the same reason Potter is dispatched by Tioga and Sullivan is dispatched by Lycoming...there ain't nobody there. Pennsylvania would be just fine with some more regionalization of various local services. This Commonwealth system has become an excuse to spend money poorly.
 

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Probably the same reason Potter is dispatched by Tioga and Sullivan is dispatched by Lycoming...there ain't nobody there. Pennsylvania would be just fine with some more regionalization of various local services. This Commonwealth system has become an excuse to spend money poorly.
Yeah, that's what I figured to begin with when I asked the question: it's a small county, mostly rural, and not very populated. Just thought I'd poke for some answers to see if it was something other than my assumption.

Needless to say, I have yet to monitor the state system. With Warren County jumping on - I may begin monitoring.

...and speaking of "regionalized" dispatch, I thought years ago I overheard that was the goal of PSP, to have regionalized dispatch - as opposed to dispatch at each barrack (well, that is still how it is up here in Northwest PA anyway).
 

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Yeah, that's what I figured to begin with when I asked the question: it's a small county, mostly rural, and not very populated. Just thought I'd poke for some answers to see if it was something other than my assumption.

Needless to say, I have yet to monitor the state system. With Warren County jumping on - I may begin monitoring.

...and speaking of "regionalized" dispatch, I thought years ago I overheard that was the goal of PSP, to have regionalized dispatch - as opposed to dispatch at each barrack (well, that is still how it is up here in Northwest PA anyway).
Consolidation of PSP dispatch centers was a move during the Rendell administration. After his term ended and PSP brass changed with the next administration, the project was scrapped.

Some of the CDCs had been in service, but that was all reversed and reverted back to individual station dispatch when the plug was pulled on the project.
 

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Warren County begins transition onto the P25 statewide VHF STARNet system...
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Anyone in the area familiar if county law enforcement communications will be encrypted? I'm already aware PSP is full encryption on the statewide system, just curious if the local agencies will follow suit being on the state system.
Add additional groups being heard on the Garland, 5 Points and Townville towers.
TG 20015 is encrypted.
TG 20016 is encrypted.
 
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