We asked Rockford Police Chief Candidates A Question About Officer Safety And Encryption.
We want to take a second and say THANK YOU to Kurt Whisenand for being the only candidate to take the time and respond back to us.
We asked all 4 police chief candidates a question. And Kurt was the only one nice enough to respond back to us, so far… Thank you.
Kurt’s Response to our question:
“Officer Safety” represents a wide variety of threats that do not necessarily include the officers having to sacrifice their lives. I do appreciated your concern regarding the public being suspicious of the reasons that our channels are encrypted. False social media posts and the exaggeration of incidents that do occur is the cause of a lot of misunderstanding. I can assure you that we are not hiding anything. ~ Kurt Whisenand
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