Colorado Community Media: The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will fully encrypt its radio channels before the year’s end, Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth has confirmed to Colorado Community Media, citing safety concerns for officers and the public.
The agency, beginning last year, tested encrypting two of its four main channels to use during tactical incidents. They’ve since decided to fully encrypt.
“The main reason we are doing what we are doing is to prevent criminals from having the ability to ambush or avoid law enforcement and first responders by listening to public safety radio,” Nicholson-Kluth said.
Local police departments say they are unsure if they will follow suit but are discussing the possibility.
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