MarineSgt wrote:I don't have a cite right now but yes, the law that prohibited the mere citizenry from possessing, using scanners in vehicles was repealed. If I remember correctly, the law changed sometime back in the 90's. So yes, you can possess, use scanners in a vehicle or on foot, as long as, it's not used in commission of a crime. I'll try to find a cite.In 2003 I was on a Volunteer Fire Dept. and I applied and received a personal license from the state so I could possess a fire/police scanner in my vehicle. I believe sometime later that the law was changed so that it was no longer a crime to possess a scanner in a vehicle. Is that still so?
And then here is a tid-bit that can be up for debate:
What would you think about someone have a police scanner in their backpack and running headphones out of it and listening to it while OCing. It would definitely give a heads up if there is a MWAG call.
Also, what about recording the scanner activity at home while out OCing?