Garden City Police Scrambling Radio Traffic
KSCB News - July 13, 2010 12:00 am
Garden City uses encryption to stop listeners Garden City police have begun
scrambling broadcasts over police radios, making it impossible for
people to listen in on police scanners.
Garden City police Sgt. Michael Reagle says the department
decided to use encryption to protect officers’ safety. And he says
it prevents criminals from hearing police calls, which might warn
them officers are on the way.
The Garden City Telegram reports that several residents are
frustrated with the new police policy.
Therese Cruz, who used to listen to scanner traffic, says
encryption prevents residents from knowing what’s going on in the
western Kansas city.