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Best Digital Police Scanners

What Police Scanner Should I Buy?

The most popular scanners, by far, are digital phase 2. These scanners allow you to hear all the action in any location. View specific recommendations for your area; we highly recommend a digital phase two as all U.S. communication is migrating to digital phase two format if it has not already done so in your area.

To help narrow your search, 90% of all scanners sold are handheld digital phase two which include software. Handheld models cost less, can be used anywhere, offer the same reception range & features as base or vehiclemodels. We highly recommend buying a model that comes with software & frequencies as these are much easier to operate and a computer science degree is not required.

It’s easy to spend hours researching scanners to find minute differences that 99.9% of users will never use (start going down the rabbit hole). Click on any product page & scroll down to the ‘Specifics & Compare’ tab to see differences between scanners. Or, ask a pro now; we’re into this stuff & love helping folks like you.

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We’ve helped 1000's of customers find the best scanner radio; let us help you. Chat with a police scanner expert.

"Zip Scanners was very helpful with my decision to purchase a scanner radio. Very knowledgeable staff & best price on the internet. I want to personally thank Jessie for helping me out with all of my concerns."



"Awesome service and great attitude. Kept me informed with entertaining emails, gave me a great price, fast delivery, and Luke was a great help. Recommended to a few friends and would again. Thanks!"


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"Their emails keeping you informed of order, shipping of order, etc, were timely and humorous. Their tech service is first rate and they were very patient with me. A very good customer buying experience."

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