Police Scanner

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In order to provide you with accurate and valuable pieces of information and reviews, we have conducted in-depth research for the best police scanner of 2024. In addition, you will find our top picks and highest-reviewed products in the section below.
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1 Uniden Bearcat BC125AT Handheld Scanner, 500-Alpha-Tagged Channels, Close Call Technology, PC... Uniden Bearcat BC125AT Handheld Scanner, 500-Alpha-Tagged Channels, Close Call Technology, PC...
2 Uniden BC365CRS 500 Channel Scanner and Alarm Clock with Snooze, Sleep, and FM Radio with Weather... Uniden BC365CRS 500 Channel Scanner and Alarm Clock with Snooze, Sleep, and FM Radio with Weather...
3 Uniden BC355N 300-Channel Base/Mobile Scanner, Close Call Capture, Pre-programmed Search... Uniden BC355N 300-Channel Base/Mobile Scanner, Close Call Capture, Pre-programmed Search... No ratings yet
4 Uniden Bearcat SR30C, 500-Channel Compact Handheld Scanner, Close Call RF Capture, Turbo Search, PC... Uniden Bearcat SR30C, 500-Channel Compact Handheld Scanner, Close Call RF Capture, Turbo Search,...
5 Whistler WS1025 Analog Desktop Scanner (Black) Whistler WS1025 Analog Desktop Scanner (Black) No ratings yet
6 Uniden BCD436HP HomePatrol Series Digital Handheld Scanner. TrunkTracker V, Simple Programming,... Uniden BCD436HP HomePatrol Series Digital Handheld Scanner. TrunkTracker V, Simple Programming,...
7 Uniden Bearcat BCD160DN Handheld Digital Scanner, Exclusive Features, Band Scope Rapid... Uniden Bearcat BCD160DN Handheld Digital Scanner, Exclusive Features, Band Scope Rapid... No ratings yet
8 Uniden BCD996P2 Digital Mobile TrunkTracker V Scanner, 25,000 Dynamically Allocated Channels, Close... Uniden BCD996P2 Digital Mobile TrunkTracker V Scanner, 25,000 Dynamically Allocated Channels,... No ratings yet
9 Uniden Bearcat BC75XLT Handheld Scanner, 300 Channels, 10 banks, Close Call Technology, PC... Uniden Bearcat BC75XLT Handheld Scanner, 300 Channels, 10 banks, Close Call Technology, PC... No ratings yet
10 Uniden Bearcat BCD260DN Base/Mobile Digital Scanner, Performance Features, Band Scope Rapid... Uniden Bearcat BCD260DN Base/Mobile Digital Scanner, Performance Features, Band Scope Rapid... No ratings yet
11 Uniden BCD325P2 Handheld TrunkTracker V Scanner. 25,000 Dynamically Allocated Channels. Close Call... Uniden BCD325P2 Handheld TrunkTracker V Scanner. 25,000 Dynamically Allocated Channels. Close...
12 Radtel RT-470X Tri-Band Ham Radio Walkie Talkies 256CH Aviation Air Band Two Way Radio NOAA Police... Radtel RT-470X Tri-Band Ham Radio Walkie Talkies 256CH Aviation Air Band Two Way Radio NOAA... No ratings yet
13 Uniden HomePatrol-2 Color Touchscreen Scanner with TrunkTracker V/S/A/M/E, APCO P25, Emergency... Uniden HomePatrol-2 Color Touchscreen Scanner with TrunkTracker V/S/A/M/E, APCO P25, Emergency...
14 Whistler WS1065 Desktop Digital Scanner,Black Whistler WS1065 Desktop Digital Scanner,Black No ratings yet
15 Uniden BearTracker Scanner (BCT15X) with 9,000 Channels, TrunkTracker III Technology, Base/Mobile... Uniden BearTracker Scanner (BCT15X) with 9,000 Channels, TrunkTracker III Technology, Base/Mobile... No ratings yet
16 Uniden SDS200 True I/Q™ TrunkTracker X Base/Mobile Digital Scanner. Incredible Digital... Uniden SDS200 True I/Q™ TrunkTracker X Base/Mobile Digital Scanner. Incredible Digital...
17 Baofeng UV-5R Two Way Radio Dual Band 144-148/420-450Mhz Walkie Talkie 1800mAh Li-ion Battery(Black) Baofeng UV-5R Two Way Radio Dual Band 144-148/420-450Mhz Walkie Talkie 1800mAh Li-ion Battery(Black)
18 Uniden BEARTRACKER 885 Hybrid Full-Featured CB Radio + Digital TrunkTracking... Uniden BEARTRACKER 885 Hybrid Full-Featured CB Radio + Digital TrunkTracking... No ratings yet
19 Uniden DFR1 Long Range Laser and Radar Detection, 360° Protection, City and Highway Modes,... Uniden DFR1 Long Range Laser and Radar Detection, 360° Protection, City and Highway Modes,... No ratings yet
20 Uniden BCD536HP HomePatrol Series Scanner with Wi-Fi, TrunkTracker V, Backlit Keypad & LCD, Control... Uniden BCD536HP HomePatrol Series Scanner with Wi-Fi, TrunkTracker V, Backlit Keypad & LCD,...

SaleBestseller No. 1
Uniden Bearcat BC125AT Handheld Scanner, 500-Alpha-Tagged Channels, Close Call Technology, PC...
  • LISTEN IN AND STAY INFORMED, this sophisticated scanner has 500 alpha-tagged channels in a convenient compact design with loads of features. Close...
  • LISTEN TO OVER 40,000 FREQUENCIES, you can listen to both civilian and military bands, including Non-Digital Police, Ambulance, Fire, Weather, Marine,...
  • SEARCH MORE EFFICIENTLY with 500 Alpha-Tagged Channels finding the channel you want to listen to is easy, with 500 channels divided into 10 storage...
  • LIGHTWIEGHT PORTABLE DESIGN, take this Bearcat handheld radio scanner with you on the road, or on outings. It packs plenty of features, the orange...
  • GET STARTED LISTENING RIGHT AWAY with convenient Pre-sets for the most popular searches. Frequencies are preset in ten separate Non -Digital...
SaleBestseller No. 2
Uniden BC365CRS 500 Channel Scanner and Alarm Clock with Snooze, Sleep, and FM Radio with Weather...
  • LISTEN IN AND STAY INFORMED! The Uniden BC365CRS is an affordable 500 channel all-in-one conventional Analog Scanner, Alarm Clock, and FM Radio with...
  • 500 CHANNELS: Get started listening right away with convenient pre-sets for the most popular searches, Non-Digital Police/Fire/Emergency, Weather...
  • BUILT-IN FM RADIO & ALARM CLOCK: Save up to 30 FM stations in preset memories so you can instantly tune to your favorite local broadcast. Alarm Clock...
  • ATTRACTIVE DESIGN: Ideal for Home Use. This all-in-one scanner features a fresh design that's attractive on your desktop and easy to read at night...
  • PRIORITY with DO-NOT-DISTURB: Store your most important frequencies into priority channels. When scanning, these channels are checked every 2 seconds,...
SaleBestseller No. 3
Uniden BC355N 300-Channel Base/Mobile Scanner, Close Call Capture, Pre-programmed Search...
  • The Uniden Bearcat BC355N Mobile/Base Scanner is one of the most feature packed, user-friendly, entry level scanners available today. It can pick up...
  • The BC355N features “Close Call RF Capture Technology,” which instantly tunes to signals from nearby transmitters. This pre-programmed search...
  • You can save up to 300 frequencies that are scanned along with the preset frequencies. So whenever you encounter a newly activated local frequency for...
  • The BC355N comes complete with a backlit display, making it easier to read in low light conditions, along with AC adapter, a DC power cable and an...
  • If you’re looking for an affordable way to jump into the world of scanners, the BC355N may be the right choice for you. (Please note: model BC355N...
SaleBestseller No. 4
Uniden Bearcat SR30C, 500-Channel Compact Handheld Scanner, Close Call RF Capture, Turbo Search, PC...
  • LISTEN IN AND STAY INFORMED! The Uniden Bearcat SR30C is a very affordable 500 channel hand-held scanner with loads of features in a convenient...
  • LISTEN TO OVER 32,000 FREQUENCIES: Get started listening right away with convenient pre-sets for the most popular searches. Frequencies are preset in...
  • PC PROGRAMING lets you program your scanner using your PC. Close call RF capture technology instantly tunes to signals from nearby transmitters and...
  • DELAY FUNCTION helps prevent missed replies during two-way conversations. Other features include keypad entry, Earphone Jack, key lock, battery low...
  • THREE POWER OPTIONS: #1- The included USB cable will power your SR30C from your PC or other USB power source, such as a smart phone USB charger (not...
Bestseller No. 5
Whistler WS1025 Analog Desktop Scanner (Black)
  • 300-channel memory stores favorite frequencies in 10 separate storage banks
  • Service banks easily locate types of calls by searching preprogrammed frequencies in separate marine, fire/police, aircraft, ham & weather banks
  • SKYWARN provides instant access to frequencies used by storm spotter networks to monitor storm conditions as they occur prior to the media or...
  • Backlit LCD provides easy-to-read displays & assists programming data even in low-light situations
  • Lock-out function skips over specified channels or frequencies when scanning or searching
SaleBestseller No. 6
Uniden BCD436HP HomePatrol Series Digital Handheld Scanner. TrunkTracker V, Simple Programming,...
  • The BCD436HP is the first scanner to incorporate the HomePatrol-1 ease of use in a traditional handheld scanner. Plus, Uniden's exclusive Close Call...
  • Simple to operate, no programming needed. Simply turn it on, enter your zip code, and TrunkTracker V does the rest.
  • This user-friendly digital scanner will immediately begin receiving communications used by Public Safety, Police, Fire, EMS, Ambulance, Aircraft,...
  • This functionality is made possible by combining the rich radio system database from Radio Reference with Uniden's patented radio system selection...
  • Whether it is across town or across the street, the BCD436HP keeps you informed. Now with the largest display on the market and more advanced...
Bestseller No. 7
Uniden Bearcat BCD160DN Handheld Digital Scanner, Exclusive Features, Band Scope Rapid...
  • The Uniden BCD160DN sets the standard for performance, features, and innovation. Exclusive Features like Band Scope Rapid System/Channel Number...
  • DCS/CTCSS RAPID DECODE - Instantly detects and displays the sub audible tone so you can quickly determine the system settings.
  • PRELOADED DMR/NXDN - The scanner comes preloaded with DMR and NXDN so you can start using your scanner as soon as you take it out of the box.
  • CUSTOM SEARCH - Allows you to start searching at the displayed frequency or enter a frequency and start searching.
  • PC PROGRAMMING - Use free Uniden software to manage your scanner’s Profiles, Favorites Lists, Databases, and firmware updates.
SaleBestseller No. 8
Uniden BCD996P2 Digital Mobile TrunkTracker V Scanner, 25,000 Dynamically Allocated Channels, Close...
  • Stay Safe and Informed with the Uniden BCD996P2. A true scanner powerhouse, it comes with state-of-the-art NOAA weather access and S.A.M.E. weather...
  • CLOSE CALL RF TECHNOLOGY WITH DND Provides information about nearby radio transmissions. Close Call Do-Not-Disturb checks for Close Call activity...
  • TRUNK TRACKER V OPERATION Scans APCO 25 Phase 1 and Phase 2, X2-TDMA, Motorola, EDACS, and LTR trunked systems, as well as conventional analog and P25...
  • S.A.M.E. WEATHER ALERT Stay ahead of the weather and on top of the waves. During an NOAA Weather or Emergency Alert, a code for your specific location...
  • LOCATION BASED SCANNING Connect this scanner to a compatible GPS receiver and it will automatically select programmed systems based on your exact...
Bestseller No. 9
Uniden Bearcat BC75XLT Handheld Scanner, 300 Channels, 10 banks, Close Call Technology, PC...
  • LISTEN IN AND STAY INFORMED, this sophisticated scanner has 300 user-programable channels in a convenient compact design with loads of features. Close...
  • LISTEN TO OVER 32,000 FREQUENCIES, you can listen to both civilian and military bands, including Non-Digital Police, Ambulance, Fire, NOAA Weather,...
  • SEARCH MORE EFFICIENTLY with 300 Channels finding the channel you want to listen to is easy, with 300 channels divided into 10 storage banks. Organize...
  • LIGHTWIEGHT PORTABLE DESIGN, take this Bearcat handheld radio scanner with you on the road, or on outings. It packs plenty of features, the orange...
  • GET STARTED LISTENING RIGHT AWAY with convenient Pre-sets for the most popular searches. Frequencies are preset in ten separate Weather, Non -Digital...
SaleBestseller No. 10
Uniden Bearcat BCD260DN Base/Mobile Digital Scanner, Performance Features, Band Scope Rapid...
  • The BCD260DN Uniden Scanner set the standard for performance, features, and innovation. Exclusive features like Band Scope Rapid System/ Channel...
  • BCD260DN scanner is pre-programmed with service bands for your convenience. It covers the bands used for emergency reporting including S.A.M.E weather...
  • PRELOADED DMR/NXDN - The BCD260DN scanner comes preloaded with DMR and NXDN so you can start using it as soon as you take it out of the box.
  • PRELOADED DMR/NXDN - The BCD260DN scanner comes preloaded with DMR and NXDN so you can start using it as soon as you take it out of the box.
  • DCS/CTCSS RAPID DECODE - Instantly detects and displays the sub audible tone so you can quickly determine the system settings.
Bestseller No. 11
Uniden BCD325P2 Handheld TrunkTracker V Scanner. 25,000 Dynamically Allocated Channels. Close Call...
  • The BCD325P2 comes equipped with Uniden exclusive features like Advanced Dynamic Memory System, Close Call RF Capture Technology, and GPS...
  • Scan and search 25,000 channels. With Close Call RF capture technology, this scanner will automatically tune to the signals nearest you, so you can...
  • Quick-Key System Access (100 Keys), allows you to quickly access the systems you us the most often. Uniden Police Scanners feature simple to set up...
  • GPS Location-Based Scanning, connect this scanner to an optional GPS receiver and it will automatically select programmed systems based on your exact...
  • S.A.M.E. Weather Alert, supports Specific Area Message Encoding weather alerts. During a NOAA Weather or Emergency Alert, a code for your specific...
Bestseller No. 12
Radtel RT-470X Tri-Band Ham Radio Walkie Talkies 256CH Aviation Air Band Two Way Radio NOAA Police...
  • [Easy to Use:] The radio boasts an intuitive design and a user-friendly interface, making it effortless to navigate and customize settings, even for...
  • [Broad Frequency Coverage:] The RT-470X offers extensive frequency coverage, supporting 8 receiving bands (including FM/AM) and 3 transmitting bands....
  • [Flexible Programming Options:] The RT-470X features an internal programmable chip, compatible with traditional 2-pin interfaces and popular...
  • [Wireless Frequency Copy:] This feature enables the radio to copy frequencies and CTCSS/DCS tones from other radios, allowing immediate communication...
  • [Dual PTT Button]: The RT-470X radio can be programmed for dual PTT transmission, where PTT1 transmits the UHF frequency in band 1, and PTT2 transmits...
SaleBestseller No. 13
Uniden HomePatrol-2 Color Touchscreen Scanner with TrunkTracker V/S/A/M/E, APCO P25, Emergency...
  • The Uniden HomePatrol-2 is one of the most popular Digital Police scanners on the market. This model lets you quickly hear communications systems used...
  • Simply enter your zip code and Home Patrol-2 does the rest. Whether it is across town or across the street, HomePatrol-2 keeps you informed.
  • Digital Capable, receives all unencrypted, non-proprietary radio systems including APCO-25 Phase I and Phase II digital, Motorola, EDACS, LTR,...
  • Included In The Box: HomePatrol-2 Scanner, Flex Antenna, Desk Stand, USB Cable, 4 x AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries, SMA to BNC Adapter.
  • Please note: an AC or DC power adapter is NOT included. To power the unit and/or charge the NiMH batteries, it comes with a USB cable. Please use this...
Bestseller No. 14
Whistler WS1065 Desktop Digital Scanner,Black
  • Menu Driven Programming with Context Sensitive Help - Each menu item provides a few lines of help text that provide assistance with programming and...
  • Scan List-functionality allows you to arrange, group and scan objects according to your preference. Memory Backup - Frequencies remain stored in...
  • Free-Form Memory Organization - Allocation of memory dynamically and efficiently as it is needed. This differs from low cost and older scanners that...
  • Skywarn Storm Spotter Function - Instant access to frequencies used by storm spotter networks. Multi-System Trunking. Tune - Find new and unlisted...
  • Digital AGC - Instantly compensates for low user audio levels that are common on digital systems
SaleBestseller No. 15
Uniden BearTracker Scanner (BCT15X) with 9,000 Channels, TrunkTracker III Technology, Base/Mobile...
  • Mobile BearTracker scanner with 9,000 Channels, advanced dynamic memory system, close call RF capture technology, and more. Compatible with BC-RH96...
  • TrunkTracker III technology lets you can keep up with the action on Motorola, EDACS and LTR systems. Individual channel volume offset. Alpha Tagging
  • Location-Based scanning automatically selects programmed systems based on your location when connected to a compatible GPS receiver
  • State-by-state preprogrammed channels for local police, DOT, and Highway Patrol frequencies when you travel, without having to program
  • 100 system Quick Keys with 10-channel group Quick Keys per system; system/channel number tagging for rapid access.Continuous Band Coverage* - 25MHz to...
Bestseller No. 16
Uniden SDS200 True I/Q™ TrunkTracker X Base/Mobile Digital Scanner. Incredible Digital...
  • The SDS200 is the world's most advanced scanner combining the HomePatrol's ease of use with Software Defined Radio and True I/Q technology. The large...
  • HomePatrol Database – Includes all known radio systems in the US and Canada. The database is updatable with the Sentinel software and Uniden updates...
  • 3.5" Customizable Color Display – You can set the display color for each field in the display. Additionally, for many fields you can select the...
  • Location-Based Scanning – Allows you to set your location by zip/postal code or GPS coordinates for instant reception. The Auto-locate feature will...
  • Favorites Scan – Allows you to organize your Systems into Favorites Lists. The scanner can scan any combination of Favorites Lists and the Full...
Bestseller No. 17
Baofeng UV-5R Two Way Radio Dual Band 144-148/420-450Mhz Walkie Talkie 1800mAh Li-ion Battery(Black)
  • Frequency Range: 144-148MHz, 420-450MHz. Please kindly know that UV-5R would not transmit without this frequency range.
  • 128 Channels 50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS Dual-Band Display, Dual Freq. Display, Dual-Standby, A/B band independent operation, High/Low TX power selectable:...
  • High/Low TX power selectable: Busy channel lock-out(BCLO),128 Channels 50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS Dual-Band Display, Dual Freq. Display, Dual-Standby, A/B...
  • Tri-color background light selectable: 0-9 grades VOX selectable. Large LCD Display
  • Emergency Alert: 25KHz/12. 5KHz Switchable, LED Flashlight: Hight /Low RF Power Switchable
Bestseller No. 18
Uniden BEARTRACKER 885 Hybrid Full-Featured CB Radio + Digital TrunkTracking...
  • The BearTracker 885 does what no other CB Radio can do: It can keep you up-to-date with current public safety activity in US and Canada by scanning...
  • BearTracker Warning System, Alerts you when nearby public safety transmissions are detected. Included GPS allows you to automatically select nearby...
  • Full-featured CB Radio with 40-channel CB operation, 4-Watt RF power, a 7-color display, a SWR meter for precision antenna tuning, RF Gain, Mic Gain,...
  • The Scanner feature operates alongside the CB radio features, there is no switching back and forth between modes; just press a button and you’re...
  • The ergonomic noise cancelling microphone is designed to enhance your transmissions, even in the noise environment of a tractor-trailer cab.
SaleBestseller No. 19
Uniden DFR1 Long Range Laser and Radar Detection, 360° Protection, City and Highway Modes,...
  • LONG RANGE SENSITIVITY - Wide Band Protection from Radar and Laser Guns with False Alert Filtering technology.
  • FRONT & REAR DETECTION – Uniden's Eagle Eye Laser Detection Technology provides you all-around 360° Protection.
  • HIGHWAY/CITY/CITY 1 - Three modes for driving in Urban and Rural environments, with Audible & Visual Signal Strength Alerts, and Volume control.
  • MEMORY FEATURE - Conveniently saves your last settings (except Mute) when the unit is powered down or disconnected from power.
  • INVISIBLE - The DFR1 is invisible to VG-2 and Spectre I/IV/IV+ radar detectors.
SaleBestseller No. 20
Uniden BCD536HP HomePatrol Series Scanner with Wi-Fi, TrunkTracker V, Backlit Keypad & LCD, Control...
  • Trunk Tracker V Operation, APCO 25 Phase I and Phase II, X2-TDMA, HomePatrol Operation
  • Control Channel Only Scanning, Zip Code Selection for Easy Setup, Close Call RF Capture Technology
  • Frequency Coverage: 25-512MHz, 758-824MHz, 849-869MHz, 894-960MHz, 1240-1300MHz
  • Favorite List, System and Department/Site Quick Keys; Recording, Playback and Replay Temporaty Avoid
  • Simple-to-use Sentinel PC Software Keep Your Scanner's Database and Frimware Up to Date

What should you look for when purchasing the best police scanner?

To purchase the right product, you need to research its qualities and flaws.

Diversity is highly important since it offers options for different budgets and lifestyles. Choosing the best police scanner requires asking yourself the right questions to ensure the product is precisely what you need.

To make your money’s worth, you should thoroughly research the options you are presented with and ask the following questions:

  • How does buying police scanner benefit me?
  • Is it worth the price?
  • Which police scanner is the best option to go for in the nowadays market?
  • What features are essential when purchasing the police scanner?
  • Which brand of the this is most trustworthy?
  • Which police scanner has the best price/value ratio?

You are bound to have even more vitally important questions when purchasing the police scanner. The best way to inform yourself about it is a meticulous exploration of internet resources and research for second opinions and customer reviews.

Various websites can hold pieces of information necessary for purchasing a top-notch product. Forums, reviews, and rating websites can all offer you the instrumental info needed to buy the best possible police scanner. In order to get accurate information, you should explore trustworthy websites that have a history of providing customers with specific and genuine content.

Curee.org worked hard and conducted comprehensive research to get you the necessary information regarding the police scanner.

It helps us to put together a high-quality buying guide that will provide you with pros and cons, features, and reasons the product is the right choice for you. To get the police scanner that will suit your needs best, you should consider the following factors:

Advantages of the Brand

Every brand of police scanner holds different values to it. Typically, each and every brand will have something unique that will attract your attention and make you consider their product as the leading option. The more unique the feature is, the more it will allure you to the product and its value.

Features

Each product has some value that separates it from the pack. Therefore, always ask yourself what features are relevant when purchasing the police scanner? What is essential for this product to have?

Value of the product

This factor is crucial since it can tell you how much value you will get for your money’s worth when purchasing this.

Customer reviews

The second opinion always matters when you cannot decide on which product you should opt for. These reviews will paint you the picture of the police scanner by real-world customers that had experience with the product and inform you on how well it served them.

Customer ratings


Customer ratings are similar to reviews but offer you a number or star rating of the police scanner, which can tip the scales when you are unsure which product to choose.

Reliability

To get the police scanner that will serve your purposes and pay off, you need to choose a reliable and durable one. High-quality product equals wise investment and peace of mind.

Beware off-brands

Purchasing the off-brand police scanner is unwise. Always look for reliable brands that offer you the highest possible quality and are trusted and recognized as a legitimate option.

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FAQ:

Q: What is the best police scanner?

A: Best overall: Uniden BCD536HP HomePatrol Series Base/Mobile Scanner N Courtesy of Amazon N The Uniden BCD536HP is an… Editor’s pick: Uniden BCD996P2 Digital Scanner N Courtesy of Amazon N The Uniden BCD996P2 is ideal for anyone interested… Best for low prices: Whistler WS1025 Analog Desktop Scanner N Courtesy of Amazon N If what you want is a basic…

Q: How do I buy a police scanner?

A: Choose a tabletop or handheld. Depending on how you plan to use it,one or the other is likely a better fit for your needs. Know that most scanner models are similar. There are more and less expensive ones,but the difference is not in quality of sound but rather in the amount of … Know that the antenna matters as much as the model. …

Q: Is it legal to listen to a police scanner?

A: Answer: In almost every state, it is legal to listen to police radio communication inside of your home using a police scanner. However, local laws can make it illegal to listen to a police scanner without a permit. For example, in the City of Los Angeles, listening to a police scanner without a permit is unlawful.

Q: Where can I listen to a police scanner?

A: Broadcastify is a free website to listen to police scanner radios. As you can see in the screenshot above you can listen, broadcast, or connect using this website. Police departments can connect their live feeds online using this website. You can also broadcast your scanner for free.