(LaPorte, IN) - If you have a police scanner, don’t expect the radio signals in the city of LaPorte to be unscrambled. The police signals were scrambled a couple of years ago when Adam Klimczak was chief under the former mayor.
Paul Brettin, the current police chief, feels keeping the signals scrambled gives law enforcement an advantage in catching criminals and keeping officers safe. Mayor Tom Dermody agrees with the decision by Brettin who he named as chief prior to becoming mayor on January 1.
Police say one advantage to scrambling the signals is increasing the chances of catching drug dealers who would hide or leave when they heard calls about drug activity on the scanners.