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LAPD Air Support Starting to Use Encryption

Starting a few days ago, several club members noted that LAPD Air Support began using encryption on their channel. It’s currently unknown if this is activated by the radio user or if their radios are being “strapped” (mandatory, always on encryption). There … Continue reading

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Cops Block Public Access to Radio

As police agencies in the tri-city Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena area settle into new digital radio systems, many departments have made, or are considering making, those communications secret, saying it is a response to a growing propensity of listeners to interfere with operations. … Continue reading

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Whittier Daily News Editorial: End police radio silence

The Pasadena Police Department was an early adopter at the advent of two-way radio technology early in the last century. Boston installed the first radio sets allowing officers to communicate with a dispatcher at the station in 1934; by 1937, … Continue reading

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Pasadena PD Comms are Now P25 Encrypted

As of January 7, 2012, the Pasadena Police Department’s radio communications have switched from analog to digital, preventing media outlets and radio enthusiasts from monitoring police calls. The police department will make its $7 million leap forward from analog to … Continue reading

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Police Departments Look to Tune Out Scanner Hobbyists

Police departments around the country are moving to shield their radio communications from the public as cheap, user-friendly technology has made it easy for anyone to use handheld devices to keep tabs on officers responding to crimes. The practice of … Continue reading

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