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Police Scanner Going Silent

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Beginning in the next few weeks, you will no longer be able to tune in to the Minot Police scanner.

While many people tune into their local police scanner, others were abusing the privilege, and Minot Police fear that puts officers in danger.

So they are getting new technology that will scramble their sound waves that any regular cell phone, tablet or personal scanner could have detected before.

(John Klug, Minot Police Department) "It's not uncommon to walk up to a car on a traffic stop, and they will have their scanner going, and we'll hear our own voice on their scanner in their car.

So, they know before we ever get involved, what we are doing and where we are going and all of that."

The Police Department did say that in the future they will communicate with media outlets in town to keep the people of Minot informed.

 

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