Little Rock Police Begin Listing Officer Dispatches After Encrypting Radio Traffic

Oct 1, 2014

The Little Rock Police Department is now posting online a list of all calls its officers are dispatched to, but on a half hour delay.

Over the summer, the agency began encrypting police radio traffic, saying that allowing people to hear police activity in real time on scanners or smart phone apps was compromising officer safety. Lawsuits were filed, calling it a violation of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Providing delayed details of where its officers were being sent, which began Wednesday, was viewed by department officials as an adequate compromise. Information will be available for eight hours. You can find a link here.

Last week, North Little Rock Police began feeding the audio of its police radio traffic, but also on a half hour delay.  That department also began encrypting police communications earlier this year.