Radio Silence

Everyone from long-haul truckers to radio hobbyists and media outlets use police scanners to monitor radio communications between dispatchers and law enforcement officers, but some law enforcement agencies have started to encrypt their communications, so the general public can’t listen in anymore.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sits down with City of Bend Police Department Chief Jim Porter to talk about why his department and other Central Oregon law enforcement agencies decided to make the change without any input from the public.

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