Just because the local police have their communications encrypted doesn't mean you can't listen. The repeater has been pretty much low level traffic for months. All of a sudden there is a lot of comms. It's what we should call chatter. Hmm, something is up. So go ahead local sheriff, encrypt away, I may not be able to know what you are sayin, but the quantity speaks volumes. Oh that and the local EMS and Hospitals are not encrypted, that kind of helps.