Scanner 911 Lets You Eavesdrop on EMS Radio Channels Across the US and Canada


Want to listen to police or emergency vehicle radio? Yeah, there’s an app for that. It’s called ‘Scanner 911’, and with it you can listen in on the likes of the LAPD, NYPD, and all sorts of other EMS radio channels from around the US and Canada. But not only can you listen to live radio, you can record live broadcasts to give them a listen later on (not sure how I feel about that feature…) There’s also a list of the 50 most active channels, and the developers are always adding new channels all the time. Rest assured, each time you pop this one open and give it a listen, something new and exciting will come of it (ok, maybe not ALL the time).

You can pick up Scanner 911 for $0.99 in the App Store (iTunes link).

  • Acsteffy87

    i find that slightly unsettling
    i wouldnt want someone listening in as i call 911 and someone im trying to hide from someone that is trying to kill me, or something like that. i feel like this is a breach of privacy

  • diablo

    Is this app available for balackberrrys on the sprint network

  • Cassie

    I have to agree with you on this, as one who works in the emergency response field. We we under the obvious misimpression that our transmissions were secure. Believe me when I say many of us were just as upset as you when we found out this unsettling piece of info. You and all others deserve to have your private info NOT be heard pubically.

  • UncleB

    Get real people. It is called Public Airwaves. If you listen to most transmisions that go out on these scanners, personal information that is protected by HIPPA and other Federal Laws is not given. I actually like the idea of being able to know what is going on in my neighborhood! It is good to know that if some thug is out creeping around I can keep my family inside and protect them.

  • Matt Pease

    Hi… This is Matt — author of scanner 911.

    I just wanted to clear up what one of the other posters had said.

    Scanner 911 does not make 911 calls public.

    Scanner911 lets you listen to “live” police, fire, & EMS radio.. by “live” i mean it is actually about 30 seconds behind what is live.

    Nothing to do with 911 calls.


  • AJ

    Anything in the works for HTC touch pro 2 on the Sprint system?

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