State Police Radio calls live via the internet

I was pleased to see the link for listening to live State Police radio calls under the Log Cabin Resources tab.  Too bad Conway Police are so secretive that they won't allow the same privilege to Conway citizens.  I used to listen on a scanner, and used to support officers whenever I could; but after their new policy of hiding behind encryption took effect, I stopped being so supportive.  There probably aren't enough people who care about it, but if I can't be trusted to hear the routine calls, then I can't be trusted to be there when they need me either.


 

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ucabear09
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ucabear09 12/14/09 - 10:40 pm
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It'd Be Nice

Yeah it'd definitely be nice to have Conway PD on the scanner but I doubt they do it very soon. My main problem right now is I'm not willing to shell out 500 bucks for a digital handheld scanner.

tman21k
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tman21k 12/16/09 - 12:40 pm
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It's probably best Conway PD

It's probably best Conway PD doesn't give out their scanner frequencies to the public. There is very personal information that is given out over the radio, some that people have no business hearing.

shadylady66
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shadylady66 12/16/09 - 01:24 pm
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state police radio

can someone tell me the addy to this site please?

arkansasobserver
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arkansasobserver 12/17/09 - 10:46 am
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Probably best

Yes, Tman21k, it probably IS best that you don't know what is going on. Probably best that you not watch TV news, read newspapers or overhear gossip sessions either.

tman21k
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tman21k 12/17/09 - 12:56 pm
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I don't really care if people

I don't really care if people hear the calls that are coming out in the city. I was just stating that private information is given out, such as addresses, Driver license numbers, license tag numbers. There is just too much information given out on people for everyone to be able to hear.

5away
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5away 12/20/09 - 01:17 pm
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Officer Safey

I hope CPD's radio traffic is never available for the general public to hear. It is nobody's business. If the public can hear it, then the theives, drug dealers, and cop killers can hear it too. We don't need our property and our officers lives put at stake over something for your entertainment.

Tjernobyl_Child
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Tjernobyl_Child 12/20/09 - 10:08 pm
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Loose Lips Sink Ships

It's about time CPD encrypted their radio x-missions...for officer safety, and civilian safety.

arkansasobserver
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arkansasobserver 12/29/09 - 01:29 pm
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Entertainment or understanding?

I didn't expect 5away to grasp the concept of a free society, but I am a bit disappointed in Tjernobyl Child's comment.

AWIN is the statewide radio communications system used by public safety officers across the state. The scanner to pick up these digital signals is over $500, so it is not a casual purchase. Nearly all communication is in the clear, but some can encrypt as needed. I have used mine to hear of highway closures, bad weather coming, county officers responding to a devastating tornado, and cooperation between agencies. As a ham radio operator, I can monitor every situation from a bicycle race to a disaster event, and know if or how to respond.

Little Rock public safety agencies are all broadcast in the clear unless they need privacy, in which case they encrypt.

North Little Rock, Little Rock AFB and Pulaski County are all broadcast in the clear, unless the broadcast needs to be encrypted.

Most of these agencies can be monitored over the internet at:
www.radioreference.com

Conway PD is the only agency I know that encrypts full time. Even MEMS, UCA and Conway Fire Dept is dispatched in the clear. By encrypting full time, Conway's citizens have no way to judge the effectiveness of its police department, or its professionalism (or lack of it). I submit that it is important for citizens to know the level of police activity in our community, the quality of response to calls, and the status of important events that affect the public safety. Responsible citizens need not be kept in the dark with the excuse that irresponsible persons may be listening. They can ALWAYS go to encryption to protect sensitive information.

Try listening to Little Rock Police communications right now on your computer, and see if you hear anything that puts a life in danger.

5away
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5away 12/29/09 - 11:28 pm
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Yep

"They can ALWAYS go to encryption to protect sensitive information. " - arkansasobserver

I guess your right because that's what CPD does. I guess their radio traffic is none of your business.

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