Listening to AIRS in Baldwin County
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Baldwin County Sheriff Talkgroups
According to RRDB, the Baldwin County Sheriff utilizes TGID 20001 for dispatch and the following as operational channels: 20002; 20003; 20004; 20005; 20006; 20007; 20008; and, 20009. All of these channels are encrypted with TGID 20001 as the most active though occasionally the dispatch side of communications may be heard in unencrypted mode. They may also be heard on the unencrypted BC Law (TGID 22194) as "BCSO," "Baldwin Central," "Central," or "Station 5."
Elberta PD Talkgroups
Elberta PD is a small department with less than ten sworn personnel. They do not maintain a dispatch center (which is handled by Summerdale PD) or a jail. Summerdale PD utilizes TGIDs 23402 (dispatch) and 23403 (VHF patch) as operational channels. Neither of these channels are encrypted. According to RRDB, Elberta PD also utilizes TGID 22311 at a Tac channel which is also reported as unencrypted. Additionally, Elberta PD may be heard in a periodic roll call of departments by the Baldwin County Sheriff on BC Law 1 (TGID 22194) as "Elberta, Silverhill, and Summerdale."
Fairhope PD Talkgroups
Gulf Shores PD Talkgroups
Loxley PD Talkgroups
Orange Beach PD Talkgroups
Silverhill PD Talkgroups
Spanish Fort PD Talkgroups
Summerdale PD Talkgroups
Summerdale PD is a small department with approximately ten sworn personnel. They maintain a dispatch center and a small holding facility. The dispatch center identifier is "Summerdale" and mobile units are in the "500" series. Summerdale PD utilizes TGIDs 23402 (dispatch) and 23403 (VHF patch) as operational channels. Neither of these TGIDs are encrypted and they are also monitored by the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office Dispatch identifying as "Central." Additionally, Summerdale PD dispatches for Elberta PD and Silverhill PD and may be heard in a periodic roll call of departments by the Baldwin County Sheriff on BC Law 1 (TGID 22194) as "Elberta, Silverhill, and Summerdale."
Baldwin County Fire Talkgroups
Emergency Medical Services
Baldwin County EMS Talkgroups
Unknown Talkgroup IDs
If your scanner has the capability to search for new talkgroups, this system occasionally sees new ones which have yet to be confirmed or fully identified. Some are likely to be far from Baldwin County as the radio user may be on official travel or unofficially while on vacation. Thus, there is an opportunity to hear radio traffic from across the state when the radio user affiliates with Baldwin County sites. As of this update, some of the unidentified TGIDs are: 20192; 20195; 20283; 20312; 20344; 20345; 20382; 20385; 20386; 20524; 20583; 20654; 20681 (encrypted); 20721; 21195; 21198; 22197; 22217; 22581 (encrypted); 22582 (encrypted); 22583; 22585; 22688; 22981 (encrypted); 23203 (encrypted); 23205 (encrypted); 24991; 25200; 25211; 25216; 25581; 26202; 26205; 27191; 27273; 27991; 28201; 29901; 32357 (encrypted); and, 6000.