They're listening: What cops need to know about criminals on police frequencies
A sharp young officer in my state recently noticed a hand-held radio on the seat of a car he had stopped, and it seemed to be monitoring police radio traffic. The driver claimed it was a "scanner" as he handed it over, but the officer suspected otherwise. Hearing his own channel coming from the speaker, the officer pushed the "talk" button on the radio and spoke with his dispatcher — the radio was fully programmed to operate on the PD's repeater system! The incident was sent out on a law enforcement email net with the question: "Is this legal?"
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