I worked for many years in a newsroom. A big part of that is listening to police and fire scanners. Scanner calls can be funny, horrifying, and sometimes really informative if something is happening in your area.

Here’s a site that will allow you to listen to police, fire, EMS, aviation, and railroad feeds: Broadcastify, choosing from 6500 different feeds. When you land on the homepage you can browse the available feeds or choose to listen to the top feeds. The day I took this screenshot, Chicago Police was the most-listened-to feed.

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Pick the feed you’d like to listen to. Here, I chose the Chicago Police.

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The Cook County audio player opened and I selected the police.

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To find your local feed, you can click on your state on the US map.

Then choose the county.

If you upgrade to the premium version, you can also access archives of calls and listen without ads.

You can check it out at this link: https://www.broadcastify.com/

Broadcastify is also available as an app in the Google Play and Apple App store.