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BPD Makes Radio Dispatch Available to Public

The Burbank Police Department has partnered with an online public radio streaming service to make its communication feeds available to the public with a 15-minute delay.

In July of 2023, BPD converted all radio communications to an encrypted platform. The radio encryption was in part a result of a directive from the California Department of Justice for police departments to take proactive measures in protecting the transmission of sensitive, personally identifiable information.

Furthermore, police said radio encryption can help protect the safety of law enforcement personnel and the transmission of sensitive information that may jeopardize the integrity of police operations.

“The Burbank Police Department understands that radio encryption can lead to concerns regarding a perceived lack of transparency. The Department also recognizes that members of the media and the public depend on public safety radio transmissions for information about current events and critical incidents occurring in the community,” said department officials.

To provide continued access to primary dispatch communications while balancing efforts to protect the safety of law enforcement personnel, the BPD has partnered with Broadcastify, an online source for public radio communication feeds. The BPD has been designated as an official feed.

The audio feed of Burbank Police primary dispatch is available 24 hours per day and is accessible using a variety of devices, such as a computer, cell phone, or any device capable of streaming audio through a Wi-Fi or data connection.

For more information about Broadcastify, visit Broadcastify.com.

First published in the January 13 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

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