Tarrant County Options for Police, Fire and EMS Scanners.
Public safety radio systems in Tarrant County, Texas, including Fort Worth and most other cities in the county use massive city/county Motorola trunking radio systems. There is primarily one system for public safety and one for public service, but there are also separate systems for Arlington and one for Northeast Tarrant County. Burleson uses an LTR trunking system. All Tarrant County police and fire agencies can be monitored on a trunking (non-digital) scanner with the exception of DFW Airport which operates an EDACS(tm) digital radio system which cannot be monitored at all, and the city of Mansfield with operates an APCO-25 digital trunked system. The Texas DPS are switching to an APCO-25 digital radio system as well. If you wish to monitor Texas DPS and Mansfield you then must have a digital police scanner which will also work with the trunked Tarrant County radio systems. Please click on the links below for online and printed radio resources for this county: