Laconia Options for Police, Fire and EMS Scanners.
Most law enforcement agencies in New Hampshire now operate on APCO-25 digital radios. Most of the fire service remains on the VHF band, with several large county based communication centers performing much of the dispatch work. Although, any basic scanner from low end to the digital models will allow you to listen to fire and EMS agencies, you will need a digital scanner to hear police, sheriff and the state police.
The best choice for a police and fire scanner for New Hampshire, would be a digital model as it will allow you to monitor every community, sheriff's office and the state police.
Fire departments in Belknap County are dispatched on a VHF frequency by Lakes Region Mutual Aid. Several police departments use a mixed-mode digital and analog for communications. The sheriff's office and the State Police use an APCO-25 digital radios. Therefore we recommend a digital scanner in Belknap County.