Albuquerque Options for Police, Fire and EMS Scanners.
The New Mexico State Police/Highway Patrol use an analog VHF high-band radio system that can be monitored on any scanner; however it is our understanding that they make extensive use of computers in cars for data communications which cannot be monitored.
Bernallilo County, New Mexico and Albuquerque, New Mexico fire and law enforcement agencies are on a countywide ProVoice and encrypted digital trunked radio system. No scanner can or will ever be able to monitor ProVoice or encrypted communications. Some Bernalillo County fire and EMS services are using conventional analog and digital trunking systems and can be monitored on an digital trunking scanner. The best police and fire scanner for Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque is a digital trunking model.
Please click on the links below for online and printed radio resources for this county: