7 Best Police scanner apps for Android

Would you like to hear what the police say on the radio, how are orders were given to them and all that? Well, then you have the opportunity to do it thanks to one of the described applications of our list.

In addition to police radio scanners, firemen and many other streams are available, including amateur radio stations. Do you want to hear something interesting live? Then install and start!


Scanner Radio

Scanner Radio is an application that allows you to listen to radio waves of police and firefighters, as well as ordinary radios from around the world directly from your Android device.

Scanner Radio allows you to listen to the nearest radio stations, but in case they do not broadcast within a radius of 250 km, then you can manually find the most popular radio stations in the world. Most of them are from the USA. You can also listen to police radio scanners from various US cities. And you can also find out how many people are currently listening to each of the radio stations.

One of the main advantages of Scanner Radio is that you can receive notifications on the phone when the radio gets a certain number of listeners, which means that something special is happening.

Scanner Radio is a very interesting application that will appeal to all radio lovers since it allows you to listen to your favorite radio stations directly from your mobile phone. By the way, the sound quality is usually quite good.

Scanner Radio

Downloads: 169000 +

Customers rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

You may also like: How to detect mock locations on Android

Police Scanner

Police Scanner is a rather unusual tool that allows you to listen to the radio wave of police and firefighters from around the world. With one click, you can tune into what is heard on their radio by men and women responsible for safety in cities around the world.

The application has a division by country, so you can easily find the city and listen to the chosen wave. USA, Canada, Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Germany, Chile, Spain, France, Switzerland, and even the Virgin Islands among others. Also, each country has a list of stations ordered by location.

To start listening to any of them, just click on its name and select the program to listen to. Despite the possibility of suspension of the broadcast, you can not move back or start it from an earlier time, because the broadcasts in the Police Scanner are live.

Downloads: 97000 +

Customers rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)

Police Scanner X

Police Scanner X is an Android application that allows you to listen to police radio, air traffic controllers negotiate with aircraft crews, weather forecasts for ships, as well as amateur radio stations from all over the world on your smartphone or tablet. In total, the database of the application contains more than 3100 radio stations, mainly located in the US and Australia. This list is constantly replenished with new countries and services. Scanner Radio allows you to select the category of the radio station, the

Police Radio X allows you to select the category of the radio station, the country, and its location. In addition, there is a list of the most popular 50 stations, which is updated every 5 minutes. You can configure the settings of each scanner, add them to the Favorites list.

Police Scanner X

Downloads: 13000 +

Customers rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Police Radio Scanner SE

Police Radio Scanner SE is a similar app as previous ones. It is an Android application that also allows you to listen to police and fire stations, air traffic controllers negotiate, marine weather stations for navigation, as well as amateur radio broadcasts from around the world.

At the moment there are more than 6,300 stations in the database (mainly from the USA and Australia), the list is constantly replenished. Police Radio Scanner SE enables the user to select the category of the radio station, the country, and its location, individually configure the settings of the selected scanner and add them to the Favorites list.

Downloads: 18000 +

Customers rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)


Broadcastify is one of the best-known scanner radios in the world. It is simple in use and has a user-friendly interface which will appeal to those who prefer minimalism. Installing the app on your smartphone you will get full access to the following streams: police, fire/EMS, aviation, rail, marine and amateur radio.

On the main screen of the menu, you are offered to search feeds from Global Feed Catalog, or you can search feeds near your current location. If you want to know the most popular feeds among users, you can choose Top 25 Feeds. New feeds are also included in the list and you can easily browse them with just two clicks. It is possible to add the streams you like best of all to My Favorites and listen to them at any time without continuous searching.

It is offered to create your Broadcastify account and get push notifications for major incidents.


Downloads: 1500 +

Customers rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

Live Police Scanner

Live Police Scanner is an application with the help of which we can listen to various radio channels used by police directly from our Android device. And best of all, that it’s LIVE! You will get an access to scanner feeds from the USA, Canada, Chile, Australia,  Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Peru, and others.

The first time you use the application, you will be surprised that this actually works and that this is not a typical old application that tries to cram advertising or malicious software. But it really works, and very well: we can listen to the national or federal police or other police units.

However, not all streams are always active, sometimes nothing happens. In this case, simply change the feed to look for a more busy channel.

The app is very good, and we can continue to listen to the radio even in the background. If we use another application, we can continue to listen to it without problems (except for applications like YouTube).

Live Police Scanner

Downloads: 1000 +

Customers rating: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

You may also like: 7 Best CB radio apps for Android

Police Scanner Radio Scanner

Now this free police scanner application is gaining its popularity. Its beautifully designed interface attracts attention and the menu is quite easy in use. The app allows listening to radio stations from all over the world.

In this application, there is a large number of a wide variety of streams. All of them are broadcast live on the Internet, so this is an original online radio.

It is very easy to start listening to any station, just click on it in the list, and then click the start button. Then you can go to the review of other stations.

Downloads: 400 +

Customers rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)