So just recently, POST made a new radio rule of not cluttering the radio. That is an issue, but what would make things worse is that we are not allowed to announce “T2” or notify the primary officer that we joined the pursuit. It would cause mayhem as we are not allowed to also ask for a 20 and the issue with that is, if new units join, they are going to head to the last known location which could’ve been a few minutes ago and the primary officer is probably at the other side of the map, so you would basically know nothing if the officer didn’t update the radio properly. Another thing, we are not to “spam” the distress signal. Of course, we aren’t telling each other who is going to press the distress signal and multiple notifications that the distress signal had been fired would concern the LEOs knowing that it could be very serious, and WE WERE TAUGHT TO USE THAT IN POST BACK WHEN WE WERE CADETS. A final thing, last night in the state patrol discord, we were having a discussion with a Head Instructor and he states that we should say “E/R FROM LOCATION” on the radio. Main issue is, it would waste time (http://prnt.sc/sgsc6j) (http://prnt.sc/sgscos) as a lot could happen if you type it out, such as a regular traffic stop can turn into a shooting right away. In conclusion, this new rule is outrageous and Fed doesn’t care what we do, but the stuff that now isn’t allowed on the radio is important and it helped a lot of LEOs.
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