I'm going to venture and say your time as an officer and deputy were at some small dept that had 20 people. Here in Los Angeles area, we have people called criminals who won't for a second hesitate to ambush officers as they respond to calls or while sitting somewhere. I have heard of numerous (More then 20 cases where the crooks either had the scanner app open or a scanner in their possession - some even had full two way radios listening to the local pd/sheriff). On all of those cases they were caught luckily because the responding agencies saturate the area even as the crooks were trying to get away because they knew the cops were coming. On several of the occasions shots were exchanged with the police and the crooks openly admitted to knowing the police were coming.Every time I read that encryption is being done for officer/deputy safety I would like people to push back and say" okay so can you please share with the public a study, or statistics that back up those claims. Since encryption have arrests increased, have officer injuries gone down, what quantifiable FACT can you show to buttress the argument that by only have 100% encryption can officers and deputies jobs be made safer". After 40 years a twice retired officer and deputy, I am still waiting for that answer !