I am not condoning illegal activity with this thread.
Yes, I know that it is illegal here (and probably in all 50 states) to travel around with a police scanner in your car. I'm not talking about that...
Just thought I would share something I stumbled upon while surfing the internet. You can listen to local police/fire activity from your home computer or laptop while sitting in the garage workin on your car... if someone is broadcasting from your area. My area is broadcast 24/7.
RadioReference.com - Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference
is a website that allows people with police scanners to broadcast the local feed over the internet. It's free to listen.
Because it is a re-broadcast over the internet there is a delay of about 7 seconds when compared to my girlfriends Bearcat police scanner that sits on the table.
Give it a try... your area might be covered.
This site is smartphone accessible. You do the math.
Just thought I would share....