Do you live in Las Vegas? Ever hear an ambulance or police siren close by and wonder where they are going? Or maybe the power has gone out in your part of town and you want more information? This is where using an online police scanner can be beneficial. And let’s face it, it is pretty interesting listening to the chatter between the officers and dispatch.
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I have used an app on my phone before and it was free. It was also simple. Using an online police scanner for free on your computer can be a bit more tricky. When you search for free online police scanners, there will be many sites who say they offer it. Be careful. Most of these are either spy ware, malware, or just plain trying to sale you something. Beware of any free site that requires that you download something.
One of the easiest sites I found was www.broadcastify.com. It has an easy to use menu, a map of the United States and uncomplicated access to police scanners. By choosing the listen option, it will show you a map where you choose your part of the country. It will also show the different city and department live audio feeds which you can click on.
Another site I found was www.Ustream.Tv.com. This site took a little searching through but you can find police scanners in your area and other parts of the country. By typing police scanner, it will pull up a list of online and live scanners. For this article, the search came up with Kent, Michigan, New Orleans, and Los Angeles.
My personal favorite site is www.tunein.com. This site is not only free radio but it can be used on your phone and laptop. It is also pretty user friendly. By just going to the top right side for search, I typed in my local county ems and fire. Then it was just a matter of selecting what I wanted to listen to. Tunein does offer a paid subscription or free use and with the free use, you get the occasional ad.
These are just a few suggestions and with some research, there are probably many out there. Spotting the real deal from the scams also takes a little bit of work but in the end, the result is worth it. Police scanners can be fun to listen to but in today’s world, they are also a useful tool. Happy hunting!