What are the best police scanner apps for iPhone?

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    #15-0 Radio Police Scanner

    5-0 Radio Police Scanner
    With 5-0 Radio Police Scanner you can have access to live police, firefighters, marine, emergency and other radios. You can listen to the feeds and run other apps at the same time. It features automatically reconnection in case you lose it.
    Apps

    iOS, Windows

    Free

    Paul Lucas
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "I love being able to listen to other police radios from other states, and being able to review all the police codes to decode what they're saying. I also love that when I close this app from the screen it continue to play in the background! I don't like how sometimes the radios interfere or something so two people talk over each other, but I guess that happens in the real world, too."
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    #2iScan - Radio Scanner

    iScan - Radio Scanner

    With iScan you can listen to police radios around the world, including United States, Canada and Australia. It features a map to view the location of police calls and support 10-codes. It allows you to add custom feeds.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    George Arnold
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "I like being able to hear what is going on around the country. Many times I will tune in when I see breaking news on tv. I wish I knew what some of the police codes were, but I usually know what is going on before the news reports it."
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    #3Action Scanner PRO

    Action Scanner PRO

    Action Scanner PRO - Police Fire and EMS provides users with up to date information with actions involving Police, Fire, Rescue, Ambulance, News etc. This app is distributed by Geoffrey Rainville.

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99

    Patricia Hawkins
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "I commend this app for being so user-friendly. Also, I think one of Action Scanner PRO's best feature is how it allows users to listen while using other apps. Great job to the developers!"

DID YOU KNOW

Did you know that anyone can turn their mobile phones into police scanners? Police scanner apps have cropped up on the Internet – apps that allow the user to listen to communication broadcasts from police, fire, and emergency medical services from anywhere in the world. Having the capability to listen to police activity is considered to be a part of a citizen’s right to information, as it gives them real-time updates straight from the source about issues of public importance. Additionally, keeping police communications open to the public provides transparency about police operations. Recently, however, the dangers of its availability to the public has been raised. 

Police communication usually includes information about witnesses and victims like their names and addresses, which raises concerns about the dissemination of private information. Additionally, criminals with access to the police’s radio communication can easily flee the scene of the crime once they hear that officers have been dispatched to investigate. It also compromises officer safety, as radio broadcasts can be used to track down their location. To combat these possible threats to their operations, public agencies have been encrypting their transmissions to withhold information about ongoing investigations. The Supreme Court of the United States, during a public trial in 2011, has officially ruled that public agency can decide whether to keep their communication feeds public or private.

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    #4Scanner Radio Deluxe

    Scanner Radio Deluxe
    With Scanner Radio you will be able to listen to more than 6.300 police and fire scanners, as well as amateur radio repeaters. You can sort them by distance and be notified when new scanners are added near you.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Brandon Barrett
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "If you enjoy listening to emergency scanners, the scanner radio app will be a good addition to your arsenal. Not only does it have over 6000 scanners, but it also comes with a handy guide to the number codes used by emergency personnel, so you will never be out of the loop while listening."
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    #5Police Scanner+ Free

    Police Scanner+ Free
    Police Scanner+ (Free) allows you to listen to police, fire, EMS and music radio stations for free. It covers over 40.000 stations and allows you to record them and playback after. It also lets you chat with other listeners.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Crystal Fox
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "This app is useful for newbies just getting into police scanning or for the pro who knows what he's doing. There are SO many station options from all over the world and it's not hard to find the one you want. The app can run in the background while you use your phone for other things, you'll get alerts and/or notifications if something happens so you're always in the know! You are also able to record and save/email scans and chat with others listening to the same station as you. "
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    #6Broadcastify

    Broadcastify
    Broadcastify is an application created by RadioReference.com LLC. It was released on October 18, 2016 and takes up 11MB of storage space. It allows users to listen to more than 6000 streams of police and first responder radios.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Harry Ramirez
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "Broadcastify is just the best police scanner I downloaded so far. It is also great that they have their own website. Also, the updates and alerts they provide me are awesome."
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    #7Police Scanner!

    Police Scanner!

    Police Scanner! is is a radio app for iOS devices. This app allows users to listen to live audio from thousands of Fire and Police scanners. Police Scanner! Radio for Cops, Fire, and CHP is developed and distributed by Sepia Software LLC.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ankita Rodrigues
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "Perfect app for updates. This app is actually really useful and easy to use. I use this to make sure I'm well aware with matters around me."
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    #8Police radio scanners

    Police radio scanners

    Police radio scanners - The best radio police, Air traffic control, fire & weather scanner online radio stations give its users a collection of police, airport, fire, weather radar and more. This iOS app is distributed by Gil Fibi shtra.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Bruce Bowman
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "This app has limited channels. I think that's why this app is at the bottom part of this list."

Summary

Best What are the best police scanner apps for iPhone
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
15-0 Radio Police ScannerApps 1 Free
2iScan - Radio ScannerApps 1 Free
3Action Scanner PROApps 1 Paid
4Scanner Radio DeluxeApps 0 Free
5Police Scanner+ FreeApps 0 Free
6BroadcastifyApps 0 Free
7Police Scanner!Apps 0 Free
8Police radio scannersApps 0 Free
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