Polk County Options for Police, Fire and EMS Scanners.
Arkansas has built AWIN, the Arkansas Wireless Information Network radio system used by the Arkansas State Police and other county, local and state agencies. This is a Motorola APCO-25 digital trunking radio system that requires a digital scanner to monitor. Our general recommendation is that the best Arkansas scanner is a digital scanner.
A basic police scanner will allow you to monitor Polk County Arkansas, including Mena. Most operations are on VHF or UHF conventional systems. Most Fire and other local operations can be monitored with a basic scanner.
To monitor the Arkansas State Police and some other state agencies a digital police scanner is required as they operate on the Arkansas Wireless Information Network (AWIN), a digital APCO P25 trunked system. All counties have assigned talkgroups but only some are using it now.
To view more information on this system please see the following link: