MPA Requests Admin Clarify Rolling 28’s

The MPA brought it to the attention of the administration that there was no notice of the change in procedure regarding “Rolling 28” information.

New federal communications regulations forbid officers/dispatchers broadcasting names of people or addressess on unencrypted airwaves due to public listeners (increasing the possibility of identity theft).

However, it is an officer safety issue when you need the information RIGHT AWAY or not getting the information can interfere with catching criminals.  As of now, information that should be given are:

*If the vehicle is stolen or not

*Year, make and model of car

The solution could be to encrypt all the channels. This is being researched.  More news about this issue will continue to be updated.

This is another example of the MPA leading the way in ensuring your safety and that you can do your job.