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New Radio System To Leave Scanners In The Silence
Updated May 5, 2013 1:01 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(BEDFORD) - If you live in Bedford and use a police scanner to keep tabs on what's going on around town, get ready for that scanner to get a whole lot quieter.

The Bedford Police Department are expecting delivery of their new 800mhz radio system early next week, and, guess what, it won't work with most scanners.

The new radio system works on the new APCO-25 interoperability standard, which allows emergency agencies like police, fire and medical, to communicate more easily with each other.

But it's a digital signal, and Bedford Police Chief Dennis Parsley tells WBIW News that they will use an encrypted, or blocked-out, transmission signal, so you couldn't hear it even if you got a new scanner.

Lawrence County Emergency Management Director Valerie Luchauer tells WBIW News the county's system cost almost a half million dollars, and Lawrence County Sheriff Sam Craig tells WBIW News he expects their system to arrive and install sometime before spring.

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