June 21, 2014 Leave a comment Top 3 police scanner apps By Komando Staff, Komando.com 12,51512.5k photo courtesy of SHUTTERSTOCK As long as there have been TV shows about police work, viewers have learned how police and other emergency services dispatch and communicate with each other using two-way radios. Anyone remember the hilarious, "Car 54, Where are You?" Police radio communication has come a long way since the high jinks of Officers Toody and Muldoon became a black and white TV classic. But what stays the same is that you, too, can listen in on this often exciting real-time communication.In the past, listening to police and emergency services required expensive specialized radios and detailed knowledge of the special radio channels used in each community. Now, like so many other things, the Internet changes all of this! These days, all you need is a smartphone and one of these police scanner apps. With an old fashioned radio and antenna, you were limited to hearing just the police departments nearby. By listening through a police scanner app, you can now hear police calls from all over the country. Listening to police radio chatter can be very interesting. From mundane parking violations to the heart-pounding high-speed pursuits, you never know what you might hear come over the police channels.Before you use any of these apps, I encourage you to know your local laws regarding their use. While police scanners are legal in most states, some states restrict their use under certain conditions.If you're in doubt about the legality of using these police scanner apps, consult with a professional lawyer. You can find one here.Next page: See the easy way to start listening to police now Continued on next page1234Next View All BREAKING NEWS, TIPS, AND MORE LIKED WHAT YOU READ? GET MORE IN YOUR INBOX FREE. Stay up-to-date the easy way. SIGN ME UP! Leave a comment Previous Apps Find audio and Braille books, magazines and music scores Next Apps Find your lost phone Related Articles 3 apps to track your medical history Life-saving site alerts you when kids go missing Listen in on your town's police and fire department Stuck in the snow? Get this emergency app before it happens!