5-0 Police Scanner

☀☀☀ Despite a text-heavy interface, 5-0 Police Scanner is a useful tool for any journalist caught in the field without a scanner. The database of feeds contained in the app is sorted by location, and contains a good number of channels. Listeners can track a police chase two states away if they need to. But 5-0 is no replacement for a real scanner, with no way to manually tune to a new channel or add one to the database. All journalists, not just crime reporters, need a scanner, and for an online scanner app, it is serviceable. — Chris McCrory