Columbus Options for Police, Fire and EMS Scanners.
The Indiana State Police and many other agencies have switched to the statewide Safe-T digital 800 MHz. trunked radio system. The system can be monitored with several models of digital police scanners. Many counties and cities statewide use the Safe-T system as well.
Counties that do not use the Safe-T system use a variety of trunked and conventional systems. Marion County (Indianapolis) uses an analog Motorola trunked system that can be monitored with a trunktracking scanner, several other counties use either EDACS or Motorola systems or VHF conventional (non trunked systems.
A basic police scanner will work for most county and local Police, Fire and Ambulance radio communications in Bartholomew County, Indiana, except Columbus. The best police scanner for Columbus is a trunktracking scanner.
To monitor the Indiana State Police and other state agencies a digital trunking scanner radio is needed as they operate on the SAFE-T APCO25 digital trunked system.
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