Yes, I worked in Anaheim for several years andNOrth Hollywood after that.
lots of interesting stuff to listen to in OC....the comunication for all
police agencies sees to be handled centrally by the county...that's one
reason for the good comunication. I believe the comm center is in Garden
Grove near the Orange Crush (22, 5, 57 freeways)
Phoenix may have interagency frequencies but from what I have observed
they don;t seem to be used all that well when they are needed.
Every car/unit should have access to an interagency channel that they
could switch to to talk to/coordinate stuff with surrounding cities..
one problem is not all agencies are in the same band...some are 155, some
are 453, some are 460, and some are 856-8860 (trunked)
: Orange County has a red channel (among others) that are coordinated by
: the county dispatchers. Red channel is available to all local city and
: county PD's (not CHP to my knowledge). When a pursuit happens there is a
: red channel broadcast and the pursuit is called on red until it is
: terminated or goes out of the county. Since there are a number of cities
: in the county all mingled together there is usually pretty good
: interagency communication on things like pursuits, carjackings/stolen
: cars, robbery suspect info, etc. We also have regional air units
: (helicopers) that follow pursuits and coordinate the pursuits on red
: channel once they get on scene.
: Other than red channel each individual department has its own green
: channel for dispatch/records checks.
: County wide there are two tactical channels (Orange North and South) for
: longer term, localized interagency incidents (manhunts, hostage
: situations, etc) where they are involving extensive radio use and/or
: interagency communication. There is also a talk channel (car to car -
: white) and a few other incidental channels not often used (purple for
: records checks but they are usually done on green).
: Overall communication is pretty good, pursuits usually only involve two
: or theee units plus an air ship, and if weather is bad or the people are
: driving like nuts some or all units are requested to drop out and turn
: the pursuit over to another agency. We average a pursuit a day, but
: usually have them on the weekends.