Police Scanner

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    Police Scanner

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    Police Scanner's review

    Published: 2015-04-09, by .

    Keep your ear to the ground on alerts and emergencies in the United States

    • Easy to use
    • Shortcuts for faster navigation
    • Direct access to NOAA Weather
    • Only in the US
    • Basic design

    "Every broadcast in the USA"


    Police Scanner is a highly utilized app for police scanning. It's a pretty basic app that has a simple design without bells or whistles, which means though it's not totally aesthetically pleasing, it works. And pretty well, at that. You can listen to hundreds and hundreds of broadcasts in the USA to be up to date on everything that happens around you.


    The app's function is pretty simple, quick, and easy. It has an ample selection of broadcasts, but just in the USA. It also has direct access to NOAA Weather so you can know whether to grab an umbrella or not when you leave the house. We like this app because it has special functions like access to the most popular feeds, incident alerts, new channels, and a list of the most recent broadcasts.


    The app could use a new design and we'd like to be able to listen to broadcasts outside of the USA.

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    by Cecília

    Apr 09, 2015


    Listen to police and fire departments and NOAA weather of your region on your phone.

    Listen to live audio of fire scanners, weather radios, and amateur radio repeaters from the United States.

    * Add scanners you listen to the most to your Favorites list for quick access.
    * View the top 50 scanners that have the most listeners
    * Browse the directory of scanner feeds by location or by genre (public safety, weather, railroad, etc).
    * Browse thru all the available NOAA weather radio channels.
    * Configure alerts to have the app notify you when lots of people are listening to a scanner (indicating that something big may be happening).
    * Sleep timer

    Explanation of why various permissions are needed:
    The "Modify global system settings" permission is needed in order for the app to be able to change the device's "Wi-Fi Sleep Policy" to "Never" (but only with your permission). When you run the app, it will check the setting and ask you if you would like for it to be changed to "Never" (if it's set to something else) so that the scanner audio won't be interrupted if the screen turns off while you're listening over Wi-Fi.

    Some popular channels are listed below.

    Chicago Police
    LAPD - Code 3/Hot Shots, Air/K9 and Van Nuys/Valley Traffic
    San Diego Police Dispatch
    Phoenix Police
    Denver Police, Fire and EMS
    Waterloo Regional Police
    Newark Police
    Bayamon and San Juan Police
    City of Tulsa and Rural Police, and Fire, Tulsa County Sheriff
    Ingham County Public Safety
    Multnomah County Sheriff and Portland Police
    Memphis Police and Shelby County Sheriff
    Amateur Repeater Los Angeles Area 147.435mhz
    Cincinnati Police
    Houston Police
    Northwest Ohio Digital and MARCS
    Fort Worth Police Dispatch
    Sacramento County Sheriff and Sacramento City Police
    Des Moines Metro Police
    Sedgwick County Law Enforcement
    Cleveland Police
    City of Buffalo Police and Fire
    Madison Police
    Allen County Public Safety
    Tucson Police and EMS
    Minot Police, Sheriff, Fire, and EMS
    Stockton Police
    Modesto Police Dispatch channel 1
    San Juan and Ponce Police, Fire and EMS
    Black Hawk County Police, Fire, and EMS
    Albuquerque Police and Bernalillo County Sheriff
    Aurora Police and Fire
    City of Pittsburgh Police, Fire, and EMS
    Anne Arundel County Police, Fire, and EMS
    Akron Police Department
    Amarillo Police and Fire, Randall and Potter Counties Sheriff and Fire
    Hunter Valley, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour Police
    NYPD Special Operations Division and Traffic
    Logan Police
    Evansville Police and Fire Dispatch
    Philadelphia Police - Citywide
    Flint Police and Fire, Genesee County Fire Dispatch
    Westmoreland County Public Safety
    Oxnard Police
    Detroit Fire Department
    San Bernardino County Fire and Sheriff System 1
    Omaha Police
    Little Rock Police Dispatch
    Butler County Sheriff, Police, Fire, and EMS
    Allen County Public Safety
    NOAA weather channels

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    Users comments for Police Scanner

    David Graves

    by David Graves

    Aug 01, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    It has kept me out of jail for a lot of time

    Clifford Toney

    by Clifford Toney

    May 29, 2017  |  "Poor"

    No channels even close to where I live, no feeds for any station I did try to pick up on. Its less than useless to me. Make a better radio, daddy- o!

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Apr 14, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    I had this app on another phone worked awesome but now I have a new phone and it doesn't play the feed

    Heather Campbell

    by Heather Campbell

    Feb 17, 2017  |  "Poor"

    This app is a fake.. How do I know? Well, when I first installed it I went to my county and started to listen and the first call that came thru was something about a penis. So naturally I was a little skeptical... So I uninstalled it and then installed it again and when I went back to into my county the call about the penis was the first one to play again. So, nice try but yeah, at least alternate ur first police call for the counties.??? ??

    Sherjuana Reed

    by Sherjuana Reed

    Jan 17, 2017  |  "Poor"


    Rebecca Moss

    by Rebecca Moss

    Jan 15, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    It should pull up towns too but it's a good app