Johnson County Public Safety
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Covers all Johnson County PD & FD dispatches. Includes Overland Park, Olathe, Shawnee, Lenexa, JoCo Sheriff & JoCo ECC.


TOC: Click to scroll to... Agencies Scanned, Common FAQ's, Other Notes, Live Media Usage Notice.

The following agencies that are being scanned, along with their talk group ID's and any additional notes.

If viewing from your mobile, please view the table section below in landscape/horizontal mode. Vertical mode on phones is a mess of text below.

Agency / Type Talkgroup, Tag, Notes
Overland Park, Sanders
Police Dispatch
(31351) Displays as: Overland Park - Sanders Dispatch 
 
Overland Park, Scafe
Police Dispatch & Broadcasts
(31353) Displays as: Overland Park - Scafe Dispatch
Rarely used for dispatch, used commonly for general all calls/broadcasts.
Olathe
Police Dispatch
(31303) Displays as: Olathe - Police Dispatch 
 
Lenexa
Police Dispatch
(31251) Displays as: Lenexa - Police Dispatch 
 
Leawood
Police Dispatch
(31201) Displays as: Leawood - Police Dispatch 
 
Johnson County Sheriff
Police Dispatch, South Zone
(30003) Displays as: JoCo Sheriff - South Dispatch
Covers most of rural Johnson County, KS calls.
Johnson County Sheriff
Police Dispatch, North Zone
(30001) Displays as: JoCo Sheriff - North Dispatch
Covers most of urban and suburban Johnson County, KS calls.
Johnson County Emergency Communications Center

FD/EMS Dispatch
(30101) Displays as: JoCo ECC - Dispatch
(30102) Displays as: JoCo ECC - Ops
(30992) Displays as: JoCo ECC - Auto Dispatch
NOTE: ECC Auto Dispatch (30992) is full time patched to Dispatch (30101)

Covers all of Johnson County KS emergency (EMS, Fire, etc) dispatch calls. Sometimes (rare!) includes dispatching calls/responses to portions of Douglas and Miami County, KS.
Shawnee
Police Dispatch
(31451) Displays as: Shawnee - Police Dispatch
 
MISC SCANNED CHANNELS -------------------------
Regional Interoperations:
Regional Common #
(34006) Displays as: RegCom - #
See FAQ's at bottom.
NWS KC
EM & Weather
(33017) Displays as: Special Event - NWS KC
See FAQ's at bottom.

Prairie Village PD is currently not scanned/streamed from this scanner. There is too much activity within JoCo to reliably add PV PD. You may have luck using the following site: https://scanjoco.us

The scanner feed on Broadcastify.com does not monitor & stream event channels (JoCo Common, Citywide, Public Works, etc), KDOT, or non-dispatch talkgroups.

Additionally, I cannot monitor or scan JoCo ECC Fireground talk groups (ECC Tac 4 to Tac 9). They encrypted it in 2013, and it appears it was solely encrypted to keep the media (TV/News) out. This also means you, the public, cannot listen in either. Sorry.

 

FAQ's:

  • Why is this stream so quiet... where's the humming and noise?
    • I don't like white noise. I don't like listening to a grounding hum issue all day.
    • The scanner is very much so scanning, but not with annoying background sounds.
  • The alpha tags are showing up a few seconds after the voice transmission.
    • This is simply due to the application in use sending the metadata in a delayed state to the Broadcastify servers causing further delay. Generally, meta/alpha tags are sent as the voice activates.
  • The scanner is tuning into a dispatch or some sort of public safety call midway...!!
    • There are many towns and cities in Johnson County, KS. If there was a previous voice connection active, it will keep the channel open until the transmission ends. This may end up with another channel being tuned into mid-way. Just the way of the river. 
      If you want to hear audio without it being scrambled about, give https://scanjoco.us a try.
    • The scanner will attempt to prioritize active sessions via Priority and Non-Priority channels.
       
  • The audio is really distorted!! What gives?
    • That happens from time to time with P25 systems. As far as I am aware, this is due to a bad decode on the scanner or an antenna on the P25 system having issues, causing the scanner to lose a lock on the talk group.
    • Sometimes it will auto-correct, other times - it will be like that until the transmission concludes.
    • Commonly known as simulcast distortion.
       
  • What are "Regional Common" channels?
    • These channels are utilized throughout the Kansas City metro, including much of Johnson County KS to allow the dissemination of information from dispatch to dispatch.
    • These channels may sometimes be utilized for 'all calls' for the entire county or metro (Amber Alerts, High-speed chases).
    • These channels may also be set as a patch-through channel between agencies (For example: Olathe KS to KCMO PD).
    • The respective RegCom channels are MANUALLY activated on the scanner if a notable event in JoCo is ongoing.
    • Primarily only for high-speed pursuits.
       
  • Why is NWS KC coming over this scanner?
    • This TGID is activated during the severe weather season: April - August.
    • It is only activated during/anticipated severe weather events.
    • It is a semi-continuation of the MERS scanner another person hosted here on Broadcastify.
    • Broadcasts for this TGID are around 6 to 7 AM, around 12 PM to 1 PM, and from 6 PM to 7 PM.
    • This channel may also activate when severe weather is imminent/ongoing to the KC Metro, including Johnson County KS.
    • KC MERS has a very noticeable audible pre-tone when activated outside of the tone that I've programmed the scanner to do. It's hard to miss. :-)

 

Other notes:

  • All dispatches utilize a tone/beep before activating voice for any priority/urgent calls. All configured talk groups listed above can utilize the following tones...
    • Dual-beep / Multi-tone: NWS in KC doing a broadcast.
    • Short low-pitch tone: Channel Marker, used when air is held. Happens every 10 seconds if active.
    • Long high-pitch tone: Attention call/page out.
    • Fast High tone beep x3 or x5: ECC Fire Call or non-breather.
    • Hi-Lo / Warble: Assist the officer (Police), Evacuate Building (Fire).
  • The scanner is active and showing agencies saying something via alpha tags... but no audio!
  • What does (HOLD) mean?
    • Complete scanner hold on a single systems talk group. Forces the scanner to ignore all non-priority set channels, locks to a single Talkgroup ID number. Enabled when there is a notable event in progress (mainly on regional common 3). Manually Activated.
       
  • If the stream is silent for more than 15 minutes at any given time and only shows "Scanning...", please do let me know. It's possible a frequency changed on the JoCo system, or the scanner needs to be hit with a hammer a few more times. :^)

 

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Last updated: Aug 8, 2020.