The city's and county's public safety systems have encrypted coding to keep the newspaper from hearing its radio traffic. Should local public safety operate with no transparency? Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:32am Choices Of course. The public, including the paper, has no business listening to discussions between law enforcement. I understand security issues, but what risk is the newspaper to security? No one should be excluded from listening to law enforcement radio traffic ... why do they want to operate in the dark?