Police radio communication access
Under a referral from the State Premier, the CMC inquired into the effects of a Queensland Police Service decision to adopt digital technology for radio communications.
The Queensland Police Service has adopted encrypted digital radio communication technology to improve coverage and security of information. As a result, the public (including the media) will not have open access to police radio communications.
This report, published in December 2004, discusses police radio systems and the media’s role in a democratic state. The recommendations aim to balance considerations of individual privacy, operational security and public safety against transparency and accountability in policing.
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