7 Best Police Scanner Apps for iOS & Android

Have you ever had a dream to be a policeman? Maybe this question could seem to be weird for girls but some girls won’t be an exception.

Just remember the time you were a child imagining yourself being an adult wearing the police uniform with the radio on one hand and saying something in it, driving a police car and hurrying up to the place of the incident?

Policeman's radio

Or were you a child so curious that you liked to eavesdrop or watch insensibly what other people do or say? Watching out not to accuse them but to know something new?

If so, this is a list of 7 free best police scanner apps below that you can install on your mobile will be something “fresh” for your mind. It is a great opportunity to feel like a real policeman and be in touch with the latest news. It is a great chance to keep up with all the action from everywhere at any time!

So, let’s look through the list of 7 best variants of free apps that are available for any type of your mobile.

Police Scanner

Currently, this is probably the best police scanner app on the whole market. Unfortunately, it is available only for Android users. But no worries, we have picked up cool iOS police scanner apps for iPhone as well! But right now let’s explore this one.

This app will turn your smartphone into a real police scanner. In the main menu, you will be able to choose a topic, turned into it and listen to the broadcast only about the news in this category. There are more than 8 various topics to choose from.

In total, there are more than 7000 police scanners available. You can browse the stations all around the world, but most of them are going to be placed in such countries as the United States, Canada, and Australia. Well, that’s not the limit still, and new stations are added every day. The app is completely free and has a high ranking on Google Play.



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5-0 Radio Police Scanner

This app is good for its convenience. One of the greatest features is that you can listen to it on the background while running other apps or even visiting the Web Browser.

All you should do is emailing a link to yourself and tapping it to listen to it in the background. You can also add new feeds and make lists of them as easy as you can listen to it. You can add it from the web by the browser which also detects feeds by itself and integrates it with the radio.

There won’t be a matter if you lose the internet connection because the app automatically tries to reconnect the feed. Another good feature is an opportunity to listen to feeds on the other devices – for example on your desktop or laptop computer if you want.

Furthermore, you can listen to every feed you want and not only on those devices but on your browser or with your favorite mp3 player. The great plus of this app is that the web browser deletes ALL advertisements. You also have a great opportunity to share feeds you liked with your friends easy – by email. To listen to it with you, they do not need to buy this app.

Although, if your country is not in the list of feeds and it is not covered, the app will expand and look for new police radios to tap into. It is not necessary to list all feeds in a state, it’s enough to get only the ones that are in your county or city.

An integrated map will automatically find your location and the feed’s location. It is a great way to visualize where the action is happening and follow along. Besides, you can built-in police, EMS, fire or military codes and even phonetic alphabet for easy interpretation.

This app is easy to use. It is good for any beginners who do not have the proper training and have trouble remembering what the codes mean. The added option of saving your favorites to the front screen of the app for quick will make using this app more pleasant. You can download it by the link below.



Broadcastify for Android

Using Broadcastify free app on your mobile means listening live to all the sounds of live conversations including the Police, Fire, EMS, Aviation, and Rail Audio Feeds as well.

You can also choose the country and the county you want from the feeds all over the world. The opportunity to add audios that you liked the most to your favorites (special “My favorites” list) makes this app better and more comfortable to use.

Excepting “My favorites” list there are lots of categories of feeds such as “Top 25 feeds”,  “Feeds with Alerts”, “New feeds”, “Feeds by Metro area”, “Global feed catalog” and “Feeds near my current location” with lots of feeds in each.

What makes this app much different from lots of others?

In this app, you have a wonderful opportunity to create your own Broadcastifity Account which will make your app more convenient and easier to use. For example, it allows using your settings.  You can download it by the link below. You can easily recognize this app by an icon.



Police scanner+

This free app for iPhone will amaze you at a first glance you will open it! The first thing that you will see is the fascinating cosmic design you will probably fell in love with! You can listen to it on the background while using other apps which is great, efficient and user-friendly.

It’s a great collection of different feeds that you can listen to from all over the world. The number of listeners is specified and beside this, you can record every sound of police, fire or EMS workers’ conversations. You can also scanner your city or town to be aware of what is happening near you.

There are lots of things that you will love this app for and one of the first things would become lovely is straightforward wonderful design! You can install the app clicking the link below.



Police Scanner ⁺

Another app with the same name, but still, it is different. You see, this is a rare case when the App Store provides a bigger diversity of choice than Android. In this particular app, you will be able to monitor the news all around the world to stay in touch with the latest events.

Feel like a real policeman by turning into various radio stations and switching from the feeds of your local area to another spot of the world. By the way, this is also extremely convenient to do because of the friendly user interface. Yes, the app is pretty simple, but it is a nice one.



Scanner Radio – Fire and Police Scanner

Another popular police scanner app that allows you to browse all the news, local and worldwide. Here you will also find weather radios, amateur radio repeaters, air traffic, and marine radios from around the world. Statistic shows, that this app has more than 2000 listeners every day.

One interesting feature of this app is that it has the top 50 the most listened radio stations. Besides, you can browse the news even according to a genre. And you can set the notifications to stay informed each time something significant happens. The app supports Android Auto.



Scanner 911

We have observed almost all the best police scanner apps. As you can see, there is a decent variety to choose from and they all differ mainly by the user interface and the number of radio stations they can catch.

The only aspect you need to consider when you’re choosing a police scanner app – the more radio stations it has, the heavier it is going to be.

Thus, if you have a gadget of not of the latest model and you just one to use this app a couple of times, it is not recommended to get a super-powerful app with more than 25000 radio stations. The diversity doesn’t bring much difference anyway.

This is easy, but an extremely cool app to browse through all the stations that observe emergency cases. It has a very simple and easy to use interface, where you have the list of all the radio stations available as the main menu. You simply scroll through it, turning into different frequencies until you find an interesting station.

You can find scanners near any town or city. The app has easy audio controls and the sleep timer that helps you to save your battery power. Another interesting feature of this app is that it has an equalizer and a volume booster. Apart from that, some design customization is possible here – if you want you can switch to a dark theme.



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To sum up, you’ll probably like any of the apps above or maybe all of them 😀 These are available for every operating system, for every taste and… it’s free! Just try to know that it’s worth.

Freeappsforme team
Free apps for Android and iOS