comscore Public access to Honolulu police, fire transmissions ending after $15M system overhaul
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Public access to Honolulu police, fire transmissions ending after $15M system overhaul

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2015
                                Public access to radio communications by Honolulu police and firefighters will end once a new system will encrypt the frequencies used by the departments. Above, a view of the Honolulu Police Department’s 911 dispatch room.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2015

    Public access to radio communications by Honolulu police and firefighters will end once a new system will encrypt the frequencies used by the departments. Above, a view of the Honolulu Police Department’s 911 dispatch room.

The public’s long-standing access to routine radio communications by Honolulu police and firefighters is coming to an end as the city nears completion of a $15 million system overhaul that will encrypt the frequencies used by nine city departments, preventing objective monitoring of the transmissions. Read more

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