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Palmer Police

This feed only streams audio from the Palmer Police Department in Massachusetts. Due to multiple low-volume complaints, I switched from a scanner to a Kenwood commercial radio. The interface is a Raspberry Pi Gen 4 computer running Darkice. On Apr. 20, 20
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About the gear

This broadcast only monitors the main/dispatch channel for the local police in Palmer, MA. Palmer uses an analog radio frequency of 155.670 Mhz with a PL of 118.8 under the callsign of KNDP584.

Source: Kenwood commercial VHF radio

Computer: Raspberry PI, Gen 4

Antenna: Cheap dipole stuck onto a window.

About the Palmer PD

From the Town's website:

The Palmer Police Department is a full-service Law Enforcement agency providing 24/7 police service to the Town of Palmer, which includes the villages of Three Rivers, Thorndike, and Bondsville. We serve a population of approximately 12,300 residents in this 32-square-mile community located in Eastern Hampden County.

The men and women of the Palmer Police Department are a dedicated team of professionals who strive to provide a high level of Police service that creates a safe environment, reduces crime, and enhances the quality of life for the people in our community. Our staff responds to the public safety needs of the community with the most effective measures available within our existing resources, with the primary focus of ensuring the safety and well-being of our citizens and visitors.

Our policing philosophy balances a foundation of traditional policing concepts with innovative and proactive methods to assist us in our efforts to promote public safety and uphold the rule of law so that individual liberty may flourish. We believe trust and accountability between law enforcement and the community we are sworn to protect is essential to advancing these goals. The success of any Law Enforcement agency is dependent upon the strength of the relationship it maintains with the community. We are fortunate to serve in a community where such a relationship exists. We will continue to build upon that relationship and strive for excellence in our delivery of police service to our citizens.

About the Town of Palmer

From Wikipedia

Palmer is a city in Hampden CountyMassachusetts, United States. The population was 12,448 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. Palmer adopted a home rule charter in 2004 with a council-manager form of government. Palmer is one of thirteen Massachusetts municipalities that have city forms of government but retain "The town of" in their official names.

The villages of Bondsville, Thorndike, Depot Village, and Three Rivers are located in Palmer.

I do not have any ties to this department other than being a resident of this great town.