The following are agencies are being scanned, along with their talk group ID's and any additional notes.
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It has been observed that some long existing talkgroups (of which, such are not scanned and not broadcasted on this scanner) are now fully encrypted.
These are city-wide talk groups channels for the smaller towns in Johnson County KS.
Observed full time encryption includes: Gardner PD 1 (TG 31101), Lake Quivira PD & FD.
This may be a sign of things to come for Johnson County KS in the coming year or two.
Unfortunately, if the trend of encryption continues, this will mean the end of the public being able to listen to this feed, and folks who have a physical scanner being shut out as well.
If viewing from your mobile, please view the table section below in landscape/horizontial mode. Vertical mode on phones is a mess of text below.
Agency / Type
Talkgroup, Tag, Notes
Overland Park, Sanders Police Dispatch
(31351) Displays as: Overland Park - Sanders Dispatch
Overland Park, Scafe Police Dispatch & Broadcasts
(31353) Displays as: Overland Park - Scafe Dispatch
Rarely used for dispatch, used commonly for general all calls/broadcasts.
Olathe Police Dispatch
(31303) Displays as: Olathe - Police Dispatch
Lenexa Police Dispatch
(31251) Displays as: Lenexa - Police Dispatch
Johnson County Sheriff Police Dispatch, South Zone
(30003) Displays as: JoCo Sheriff - South Dispatch
Covers most of rural Johnson County, KS calls.
This channel is patched into north zone during night hours.
Johnson County Sheriff Police Dispatch, North Zone
(30001) Displays as: JoCo Sheriff - North Dispatch
Covers most of urban and suburban Johnson County, KS calls.
Leawood Police Dispatch
(31201) Displays as: Leawood - Police Dispatch Not currently scanned.
Prairie Village Police Dispatch
(31401) Displays as: Prairie Village - Police Dispatch Not currently scanned.
Johnson County Emergency Communications Center
(30101) Displays as: JoCo ECC - FireEMS Dispatch
Covers all of Johnson County KS emergency (EMS, Fire, etc) dispatch calls. Sometimes (rare!) includes dispatch calls/response to portions of Douglas and Miami County, KS.
This scanner does not monitor event channels (JoCo Common, Citywide, Public Works, etc), KDOT, or non-dispatch talkgroups.
Additionally, I cannot monitor or scan JoCo ECC Fireground talk groups (ECC Tac 4 to Tac 8). They encrypted it in 2013, and it appears it was solely encrypted to keep the media (TV/News) out. Which also means you, the public cannot listen in either. Fun fact: JoCoECC is the only Fire/EMS agency in the USA to 100% blanket encrypt fire ground audio. Sorry.
Why is this stream so quiet... where's the humming and noise?
I don't like white noise. I don't like listening to a grounding hum issue all day.
The scanner is very much so scanning, but not with annoying background sounds.
The alpha tags are showing up a few seconds after the voice transmission.
This is simply due to the application in use sending the metadata in a delayed state to the Broadcastify servers causing further delay. Generally, meta/alpha tags are sent as the voice activates.
Scanner is tuning into a dispatch or some sort of public safety call midway...!!
There are many towns and cities in Johnson County, KS. If there was a previous voice connection active, it will keep the channel open until the transmission ends. This may end up with another channel being tuned into midway. Just the way of the river.
The scanner will attempt to prioritize active sessions via Priority and Non-Priority channels.
The audio is really distorted!! What gives?
That happens from time to time with P25 systems. As far as I am aware, this is due to a bad decode on the scanner or an antenna on the P25 system having issues, causing the scanner to lose a lock on the talk group.
Sometimes it will auto correct, other times - it will be like that until the transmission concludes.
Complete scanner hold on a single systems talk group. Forces the scanner to ignore all non-priority set channels, locks to a single Talkgroup ID number. Enabled when there is a notable event in progress (mainly on regional common 3). Manually Activated.
If the stream is silent for more than 15 minutes at any given time and only shows "Scanning...", please do let me know. Is possible a frequency changed on the JoCo system, or the scanner needs to be hit with a hammer a few more times. :^)
ATTENTION LEA'S: If you do not wish for your dispatch operations to be monitored and streamed from this particular feed, please contact me (click here) by emailvia your city, county, or state/government issued email address. Please state your affiliation, what agency you are associated with, and the talk group ID number(s) to be not scanned. I will make a timely effort to set the scanner to not monitor said talkgroup. This scanner only monitors Core Dispatch channels listed above (RegCom channels are rarely activated). I won't make a fuss about the removal request - I understand.
Please note: I will not accept emails from personal domains or free-to-use services (gmail, yahoo, etc) for removal requests.