University Police Departments Use “Secret” Cell Phone Detectors To Spy On Students And Faculty

By MassPrivateI

A recent article in the News Gazette, reveals how the University of Illinois police tracked a stolen cell phone to a specific classroom.

How did the police, track a stolen cell phone to a specific classroom, you ask?

Police across the country are using cell phone detectors, like the “Wolfhound-PRO” or the “PocketHound” that can track cell phones from 150 feet away indoors and up to one mile outdoors (line-of-sight).

“Wolfhound” and “PocketHound” are so secret, police don’t want you to know about them.

“We can’t disclose any legal requirements associated with the use of this equipment,” Elise Armacost, Baltimore County Police spokeswoman told the Wall Street Journal. (Source)

An article in the Daily Texan describes how the University of Texas Police use “advanced tracking tactics” to track cell phones but declined to reveal what they are. They also claimed, to have the ability to locate a cell phone even if it’s dead. (Click here to find out more.)

As you’ll see, “advanced tracking tactics” is just a euphemism for cell phone detectors. And police across the country will go to great lengths, to keep their usage a secret. Keep in mind, cell phone detectors track everyone’s cell phone signal.

Police use “national security” to keep cell phone detectors a secret

Police asked a judge, to stop a public defense attorney from asking how the police knew her client was carrying a stolen cell phone.

Montgomery County also invoked executive privilege to withhold records, citing “sensitive information pertinent to matters of national security.” (Source)

ACLU exposes police lies…

“That’s something that law enforcement has to account for, that they’re putting secrecy ahead of public safety,” said the ACLU’s David Rocah. “You cannot say that these things are critical to public safety and then sell out public safety in the same breath.” (Source)

Spying on everyone’s cell phone isn’t about the war on terror or national security. It’s about control.

Police don’t need a warrant to use cell phone detectors

Berkley Variatronics Systems (BVS) sells inexpensive cell phone detectors to police departments nationwide. BVS’s covert “PocketHound” costs, about $500.00 a piece and the “Wolfhound,” law enforcement’s “tool of choice,” costs $2,400 a piece.

BVS boasts, that law enforcement doesn’t need a warrant to use cell phone detectors.

Wolfhound-Pro’s passive receiver technology does NOT intercept or “listen-in” on any phones calls making it fully legal and the tool of choice for law enforcement trying to avoid sluggish court orders and search warrants. (Source)

Police, love the “Wolfhound” because they can locate cell phones that are in standby mode, active voice, text or data RF transmissions.

BVS’s “WolfHound” can identify every cellphone by its frequency (not phone number or IMEI).

BVS boasts about how the “PocketHound” is “perfect for cheating students,” and their sales video boasts about schools and universities across the country using their surveillance products.

33 universities and counting use cell phone detectors

Currently, there are thirty-three universities using cell phone detectors. In other words, there are thirty-three university police departments using them…

  1. Brigham Young
  2. California State
  3. Central Michigan
  4. Cornell
  5. DeVry
  6. Drexel
  7. Harvard
  8. Idaho State
  9. Indiana State
  10. John Hopkins
  11. Louisiana State
  12. Michigan State
  13. Mississippi State
  14. Montclair
  15. New Mexico
  16. Northern Michigan
  17. Northwestern
  18. Ohio University
  19. Penn State
  20. Princeton
  21. Purdue
  22. Southern Illinois
  23. Stanford
  24. Texas A & M
  25. University of California (Berkeley)
  26. University of California (Davis)
  27. University of Cincinnati
  28. University of Colorado
  29. University of Connecticut
  30. University of Denver
  31. University of Southern CA
  32. University of Texas @ Houston
  33. Washington State University

It’s uncertain if the University of Illinois police used a cell phone detector to locate the stolen cell phone, because they won’t talk about it.

“Secret” cell phone scanners look like wall thermostats

If university police really want to be sneaky, they can purchase BVS’s covert continuous cell phone scanning device called the “WatchHound” for $1,400The “WatchHound” can be attached to a wall, because it’s designed to look like a real thermostat!

Police using “secret” cell phone detectors designed to look like wall thermostats!

Where does it stop?

The scary part is, it won’t stop, because secret police spying has become the ‘norm’ in America.

To find out more about BVS’s cell phone detectors, click here to read the “Wolfhound” user manual and here to read the “PocketHound” user manual. And, finally, click here to read the “WatchHound” user manual.

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