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New Brunswick Police, Fire, and EMS

Notice: It looks like Rutgers PD/EMS have moved to the statewide NJ Interoperability Communication System, on digital, encrypted channels. Unless they change their minds about the encryption, we will no longer be able to listen to Rutgers channels.
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Feed Notes

This feed covers Police and Fire channels for New Brunswick, NJ.

Formerly covered: Police and Fire Dispatch for the Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ campus. Unfortunately those agencies have gone to P25 Digital encrypted channels, however the Rutgers EMS paging channel is still in the clear and monitored.

This feed is provided off a Uniden BCT-8 scanner connected to an Ubuntu linux server.  

The various codes and signals for New Brunswick Police can be found here (PDF).  

Frequency list:

154.32500 New Brunswick Fire Dispatch
153.89000 New Brunswick Fire Talkaround (Ch.2)
154.25000 New Brunswick Fire Ch. 3 (coordinated with Rutgers)
460.30000 New Brunswick Police Main
460.22500 New Brunswick Police Channel 2
453.72500 New Brunswick Public Works (DPW)

 

Rutgers University PD  terminology can be found here (text).  The UHF channels are still programmed into the scanner, in case they do happen to come back some day (unlikely).  If it turns out that the new P25 channels revert to broadcasting unencrypted, I'll consider upgrading my gear to pick them up, but for now that also seems unlikely.

Frequency list:

477.52500 Rutgers University Police Operations
478.51250 Rutgers University Police Ch. 2
470.85000 Rutgers University Emergency Services Operations
470.70000 Rutgers University Emergency Services Ch. 2
470.72500 Rutgers University Services
472.65000 Rutgers University Special Events (Traffic Control)
477.21250 Rutgers University Facilities

Rutgers Feeds are notorious for coming in at low volume.  In particular, mobile units on PD Channel 1 tend to come in way lower than dispatch, and Rutgers in general is much lower than all other agencies being scanned.  Trying to work out a gain adjustment to fix this, but their PLs tend to be at the same volume as everyone else, complicating matters.  Listening with headphones is recommended, and seems to help.