Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Listening in on the fuzz

There's something just a little bit exciting and naughty about listening to a local police and fire radio traffic. I suppose it's a form of voyeurism. Like all things naughty and exciting, you can do it on the web. I just found: RadioReference.com, which among other things has the live feed for Arlington County Police Dispatch.

See if your local area is covered.

I actually found the site while looking around the Android Marketplace. Scanner Radio turns your handset into a scanner. It works remarkably well.

It would be kind of freeky, at say a traffic stop, to listen in on the radio traffic as they check my tags. Hmm...maybe there is a functional use for this technology after all.

Maybe this will help me avoid an appearance on the TV show Cops...

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