Police Scanner codes?

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Well, it's time for the scanner genious' to come up with all the frequencies now, so we can enter them in our digital scanners and carry on.
Arent the new frequencies supposed to be public knowledge?
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I am going to miss listening to the good guys catch the bad guys! This used to be the highlight of a boring work day.

Keep up the good work and kudos to the dispatchers!!! Those men and women deserve medals for what they do and "put up with" all day and night long.
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prairieflower wrote:I am going to miss listening to the good guys catch the bad guys! This used to be the highlight of a boring work day.

Keep up the good work and kudos to the dispatchers!!! Those men and women deserve medals for what they do and "put up with" all day and night long.


I don't know why you think they deserve medals. They're doing their jobs.
They don't deserve medals any more than a taxi driver, drywaller, vascular surgeon or farmer does.
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Babbitman wrote:
I don't know why you think they deserve medals. They're doing their jobs.
They don't deserve medals any more than a taxi driver, drywaller, vascular surgeon or farmer does.



EXACTLY.

Well put.

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Babbitman wrote:I don't know why you think they deserve medals. They're doing their jobs.
They don't deserve medals any more than a taxi driver, drywaller, vascular surgeon or farmer does.


REALLY!!!??? I don't know many taxi drivers, drywallers, surgeons and being an ex farmer - that put their lives on the line each and every day? And if you are referring to the dispatchers.... (which I was one) they in some ways get the worst of it. They hear the crisis, they hear the blood curdling screams, they hear mothers calling saying their children have just been stabbed by their father... and THATS ITS!!! There is not closure for dispatchers, they don't know if the suspect is caught, they don't know if the person crying and begging for help ever did get it, there is no closure for a dispatcher. They get the scream of help, they send help and move onto the next call.

I don't see a taxi driver, drywaller, surgeon or farmer dealing with this kind of crisis.

Do they deserve a medal, I don't know about that but to say they do the same kind of stressful job as a drywaller - shows me you have NO idea of the mental and emotional stress these people go through 12 hours a day. And this isn't even referring to our members that don't know if thats the day they are going to be shot at!
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I hear that stuff on Springer everyday and I don't get a medal for it, all I get is pizza, and even then I hafta get it myself.
These people wernt conscripted, they do that job by choice.
They aren't heroes, they are employees.
Their recognition comes in the form of paychecks and benefits, as per their collective agreements.
If they cant handle their jobs, they are welcome to leave. Theres thousands who are graciously willing to take their place.
I think you are letting your emotions overrule your rational thought.
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Snickerdoodle wrote:

you have NO idea of the mental and emotional stress these people go through


And what makes you think this? You have absolutely no idea who I am.
That's quite a supposition.
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Snickerdoodle wrote:
I don't see a taxi driver, drywaller, surgeon or farmer dealing with this kind of crisis.



Tell that to a drywallers wife when her hubby's been diagnosed with silicosis.
How about the cabbie whos throat has been knifed from behind for 35 dollars when all hes trying to do is get two people to the destination they requested. How about the cabbies wife when shes told by the police her hubby's dead because he was T boned at an intersection.
How about the farmer who lost his leg to a grain auger, or was crushed by a rolling tractor, or the one who died in a grain silo.
Those are all a crisis, and I know each of those people.
Theres risk at every job. Even when youre travelling to your job at wally world.

Edit to add: How about all the surgeons who lose a patient in their hands. It happens every day.
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Snickerdoodle wrote:
And if you are referring to the dispatchers.... they in some ways get the worst of it. There is not closure for dispatchers


If they need ''closure'', they shouldn't be working the job.
How can they be objective when they have an emotional investment? I notice you said you were one.
Im sure theres a reason you aren't one now. Probably an emotional one.
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Babbitman wrote:
I don't know why you think they deserve medals. They're doing their jobs.
They don't deserve medals any more than a taxi driver, drywaller, vascular surgeon or farmer does.

You are incorrect to a degree IMO. Yes cops do not deserve and or expect to get metals when doing their jobs as this is the career they have chosen and are paid for. That said there are situations where a member goes beyond the call of duty and does something extra ordinary and IMO that is when they deserve recognition. Maybe not in the form of a medal but...
Further to the point I dont think cops in general expect or want medals for that matter. They just want to do a good job, come home every night and get back at it the next day and just like you and I they do expect to be treated fairly at work or out on the road. If you dont like what the career of a cop offers...dont be a hater...just chose not to examine their position that does not interest you so much.
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I have to agree with Bobbitman, it is what they signed up for and most of the members I know love what they do aside from the politics. Another thing that they have that we regular citizens can't have is to carry protection. Now before all the anti gun people get on my case I am just saying when we get into a situation where our life is threatened we have nothing to defend ourselves with and they do.
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UltraViolet wrote:Well, it's time for the scanner genious' to come up with all the frequencies now, so we can enter them in our digital scanners and carry on.
Arent the new frequencies supposed to be public knowledge?

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rotti wrote:I have to agree with Bobbitman, it is what they signed up for and most of the members I know love what they do aside from the politics. Another thing that they have that we regular citizens can't have is to carry protection. Now before all the anti gun people get on my case I am just saying when we get into a situation where our life is threatened we have nothing to defend ourselves with and they do.

You have the police to protect you in the situations you speak...geez.
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Surely most of the people replying, are not hating what the officers are trained and paid to do.

They hate the fact that as good as they have it, a few chose to mistreat people and abuse their authority..
And to those that are not against that..yes we hate you, and the ones screwing up.

I agree with babbitman
I too worked a, high risk job, we did it and did not feel we deserved any special consideration.
One year just before I started at a new job the foreman got killed at work..summer.. Before spring another of that job got killed. He went to "safer" job than the highest risk one he had. Years later I read in the paper of my old foreman getting killed on the job.. HE confided in me he wanted out before his number came up.
A lot of years we lost 12 men in BC..some years as high as 20.

But we were all aware of it starting out..and so are LE people....its not a new finding..
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process99 wrote:You can decode the system with a digital scanner and decent pc with very little if any delay..
Its rumored some of the software will even form the talkgroups properly and map the system fairly well with labels too.
Handy.
P25 is not difficult nor secure really, for the most part RCMP is not encrypted, just digital. That may change. Lots of other companies use this new stuff too, so having a good digital decoder is key, no pun.
http://www.nabishi.com/digital_encryption_for_P25.htm sumthin like this would be usable for most people.
I still prefer the software decoders and good frontend hw to receive with.

P99


Sorry not true. The RCMP have been slowly migrating their VHF repeater network across the province from Analog to P25 with AES256 encryption. You will not be able to listen to them with a digital scanner given that they have encryption turned on.

Kelowna is now digitally encrypted along with the following BC cities;

Penticton
Nanaimo
Campbell River
Oceanside
Comox Valley
Squamish
Whistler
Pemberton
Powell River
Merritt
Logan Lake
Grand Forks
Dawson Creek

There may be more I am missing...

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