Hacker hijacks New Zealand police radio, plays ‘F--k The Police’ on repeat
Commander Inspector Kelvin Lloyd said whoever is interfering with the frequencies is putting people in danger
By PoliceOne Staff
DUNEDIN, New Zealand — Police in New Zealand were forced to listen to an expletive-laced rap song through their radios.
The Otago Daily Times reports that multiple versions of N.W.A.’s “F**k The Police” song were played through the police frequency over the past few days. Officials said that there were no missing police radios and that they believe the broadcasts were made by an outside party.
Commander Inspector Kelvin Lloyd said he was attempting to coordinate a police response on Friday when the music was broadcast through the radios. Lloyd said whoever is interfering with the frequencies is putting people in danger.
"There's no question that if it carries on and if they do what they're doing it will delay a response,” Lloyd said.
Lloyd said police had some confidence that the interference was not being made through a police radio since they require specific chargers that would be difficult to source.
Last August, there were reports of someone broadcasting pig grunts and abuse over police radios in another area in New Zealand.