Pueblo police to encrypt radios
A letter to the people of Pueblo was sent out by the Chief of Police Tuesday afternoon stating the department will be encrypting all of their public safety radio channels.
The information was tweeted out. Chief Troy Davenport writing, "I have been evaluating information and data and contemplating a very difficult decision for some time.... This is not something that I take lightly."
Chief Davenport goes on to write that technological advances have made it possible for those who hurt and victimize the community to download free scanner apps to cell phones, giving criminals an advantage.
The chief outlined specific examples:
The encryption process will take place over the next 45 days.
The chief goes on to say he is willing to share the encryption codes with media partners.