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Criminals can Listen to Marlborough Police?

01/06/2016
By: Andrey Masleyev

I was watching the Nightcrawler movie last night. The main character was not really my hero. I do not like the idea of chasing bloody crime scenes. But how realistic is the movie? The main character was using police scanners. We already have a Marlborough Police Log on our web site, but are police scanners legal???

Surprisingly, yes. There is no law in Massachusetts or Marlborough prohibiting usage of police scanners.

Moreover, you do not even need to buy them anymore. You can listen to online streams like these: Marlborough Police and Fire Department

You can even embed a podcast to your own web site:

Or download an iOS, Android or Windows Phone app. Just search for "Police Scanner" in your App Store.

Some states prohibit usage of scanners, some cities encrypt their frequencies, but this is not a case in Marlborough, MA. The explanation is that the encryption could cause miscommunication between different departments. But I am still not sure if this is a good thing that the scanners are not prohibited and frequencies are not encrypted. Don't you think that criminals planning their crimes in Marlborough could use scanners to monitor police activity too? Especially since scanners are so easily accessible using any modern smartphone. Let us know, what do you think?