Virginia Beach police plan to encrypt radio channels, stopping public from listening in
City police plan to begin encrypting all the radio channels they use, ending the public’s ability to listen in. It will go forward if the City Council approves a five-year, $6.2 million plan when they vote May 15 on the budget. In city documents, police said encryption is needed because criminals listen to police communications.
It would greatly increase officer safety and help protect citizens, they wrote.