Police Scanner 5-0 (FREE) APK

Version 2.8 - com.criticalhitsoftware.policescanner50free
Last updated: 2020-05-18

Listen to live police scanner action!

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Download Version 2.8 (28000)
Apk Size6.08 MB
App DeveloperCritical Hit Software
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.1.x and up
App Packagecom.criticalhitsoftware.policescanner50free.apk
Website http://www.logicord.com

Download Police Scanner 5-0 (FREE) 2.8 APK

App Description

Police Scanner 5-0 (FREE) is criticalhitsoftware,policescanner50free,casual,scanner,5–0,free, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 3.67 by 6 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Critical Hit Software website who developed it. com.criticalhitsoftware.policescanner50free.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.1.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 2.8 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 11989+ times on store. You can also download com.criticalhitsoftware.policescanner50free APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Police Scanner 5-0 brings you more than 5,000 police, fire, rescue and other radio feeds over 3G or WiFi. You can search for channels in the U.S. and other countries by country, state or province and county. Find channels close to your location based on GPS or 3G/WiFi triangulation. You can save your favorites, listen in the background, and get instant access to new feeds as they come online. 

Use Police Scanner 5.0 to monitor exciting police, fire, and rescue frequencies, stay abreast of these activities in your area, and be prepared for disasters or other emergency situations. 

◆ It's like Jersey Shore, but not really. ◆ 

Whether you like reality shows or hate them, you'll love listening in on real police, fire and rescue communications. Police Scanner 5.0 brings you more than 5,000 channels including public safety, air traffic, marine and amateur short-wave frequencies, all easily searchable. 

◆ Find sources close to you. ◆ 

When you could hear your neighbors yelling over your own TV, you knew what they were up to. It's when they suddenly got quiet that you had to wonder. No more! With Police Scanner Radio, you'll know as soon as the authorities do! 

◆ Never boring! ◆ 

Find channels with the most activity and listeners. Search U.S. feeds by state and county. Also search international feeds using Police Radio 5-0.

Roger, Porkchop. Whut's yer 20? 

Learn new words, and new ways of combining familiar words. We were going to list this in the Education category, but everyone laughed. So here it is in Games. Seriously, though, check out the features: 

Logicord LLC makes no claim of any kind about the availability of any specific communications channel, frequency or data feed. Feeds are added and removed from time to time outside the control of Logicord LLC. Please see http://www.logicord.com/scanner-feeds.html for more information about the feeds.


✔ More than 5,000 radio feeds delivered to you over 3G or WiFi 

✔ Simple, intuitive screens 

✔ Search U.S. and international channels by country, state and county 

✔ Find channels close to your location based on GPS or 3G triangulation 

✔ Save your favorite channels 

✔ Listen in the background as you use other apps 

✔ "10 Codes" and CB Lingo 

✔ Get instant access as new feeds come online 

App ChangeLog

  • - Bug fixes and performance enhancements

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Access fine location sources, such as the Global Positioning System on the phone, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine where you are and may consume additional battery power.
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows an application to view the status of all networks.
android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows an application to view the information about the status of Wi-Fi.
android.permission.INTERNET: Allows an application to create network sockets.
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK: Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to the SD card.
com.android.vending.BILLING: Unknown permission from android reference
precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

In-App billing
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  1. John Murray-avatar

    For the small price for the full version is worth it. I also got the full version on my desktop PC from the microsoft store. Never had any issues with any of the two and I have been using them for over a year. Thanks for a really great app.

  2. DJ H2-avatar

    Purchased the upgrade over a year ago. I had to repurchase after upgrading my phone with same number(???? Problem). Recently the app opens but will not allow me to listen to stations so I reinstall the app only to be told to pay for an upgrade again(????Problem) and I still cannot listen to any stations.

  3. JDR-avatar

    Pretty good!! It's worth a couple bucks to buy it, and if you delete it and then re-install it, it recognizes that you've previously purchased it and it'll continue without ads! Nice app and it has the New Mexico channels I'm looking for. Try it and buy it!

  4. Fredrick Alcoser-avatar

    Fredrick Alcoser


    Not worth it unless you wanna pay multiple times. Adds are way too frequent to even use the app for free so you gotta pay. I paid for this app already now it wants me to buy it again after update and advertisement as (FREE). I don't appreciate paying for something then having it stolen.

  5. Newton Figley-avatar

    The dam thing doesn't even work. Push the play button and it disappears for 1 second then comes back. Haven't heard a beep, crackle or even a voice. This thing is one big P O S !

  6. J James-avatar

    I am giving three stars only, because there is an ad every 2 minutes and I do not appreciate it. If you can minimize the ads to one every ten it would be a better app. Please take my note into consideration, I believe if you do so the ratings will go up, thank you for your time.

  7. Steph A-avatar

    Really good police app! I paid for the new ads and it was worth it. I had it for awhile. The only thing is, the playback isn't working the last 2 weeks, so I tried a scanner that had a lot of listeners, same thing. Please fix this problem. I tried emailing you but it got sent back to me :/ I love this scanner because of my job I'm out n about on weekend nights and like to know what's happening in the neighborhoods that I go into.

  8. Robert Buzby Jr.-avatar

    Robert Buzby Jr.


    Works good, suggested update would be able to scan multiple channels in a group, stopping on a channel when there is a transmission.

  9. north wiebesick-avatar

    north wiebesick


    This app is a very good app to listen to live police scanners, and those who complain about the ads, should just buy it and use it for 15 minutes... If you don't like it, refund it...

  10. Allan Rock-avatar

    It cuts off at the end of what they are saying and won't run in the background I actually have to have the app running and on my screen. It would be nice to run app n background so I can multitask on my phone

  11. Barbara carrier Carrier-avatar

    Barbara carrier Carrier


    Very interesting in learning what is going on in the neighborhood. Wish i could keep that station on the phone without interruption.

  12. Kimberly Carew-avatar

    It would be best if there was a chat area where we could talk with other listeners to caught up on what we didn't understand.

  13. Shannon Martin-avatar

    I really like this app.It doesn't have many adds and its very easy to use. It definitely gets 5 stars from me👍👍

  14. Tim Kirchgessner-avatar

    Tim Kirchgessner


    App works well. I travel alot and no matter where I end up I can always get something. Just wish I could get the commercial free version.

  15. GuardYourMind-avatar

    Keep your money. Always offline. Use to be a great app. That's a distant memory now. Paid for this to take up space on my phone. Today i say, Goodbye!

  16. Crazy Corey-avatar

    Ads will pop up in the middle of conversations. Must keep screen on to listen. There are way better apps. I would not recommend this app.

  17. James Young-avatar

    Limited range but does pickup clear conversations of messages of local sheriff and some police. Enjoy listening to dispatch and response.

  18. Hazel Couch-avatar

    Advertisements stop the feed has to be deleted to restart and will not run in standby must have the app on the screen feed is good just not reliable enough just enough aggravation implemented to push your paid version that's wrong in my opinion

  19. A Man-avatar

    used to work ok now dose not connect to the network if this is fixed I would give at least 4* Ok it is now working no problems very happy with the app. im using android 6

  20. Marla Lilley-avatar

    Please make volume louder it's hard to hear on android sometimes you have to have it right by yur ear to hear what's going on

  21. tara bowen-avatar

    I wanted an app that I thought would be good, I downloaded this one from the star reviews, as soon as I opened the app to listen within 20 second an add..i get ads every minute..when the add plays the app stops, I cant just sit here and listen I have to watch for the ads so I can shut them. Now that sucks.

  22. Taylor Daly-avatar

    I paid to have it running in the background yet it keeps stopping any time I open several different apps. Disappointing.

  23. Kevin Dixon-avatar

    It's a shame that everybody always wants money for everything the ads interrupt all the time it would be nice to see something free for once in awhile

  24. Clifford Bennett-avatar

    Clifford Bennett


    Works great for my area. Wish the archives feature was free. I could handle more adds to make this possible.

  25. John Armstrong-avatar

    This is cool if you're into the stuff. The only thing is if you don't know the codes are screwed. That's the only setback. Otherwise, it's cool as a s.

  26. Nick-avatar

    Can't listen while your screen is locked. They cram ads down your throat every 5 minutes as if they HAVE to make money to stream radio feeds they pick up for free.

  27. Jeff Steeldude-avatar

    App keeps cutting off i have to reset every 3min or UPGRADE with a purchase Its Not free after all ..i will never purshase a bait and switch bs upgrade .....

  28. Robert Wallace-avatar

    Was sceptical... purchased upgrade within 5 min of using. Great App. I would like to see the scans of your favorites have an option to continuously scan/play any active channel. Lowest rotation interval is 5 sec rotating through your list one channel at a time.

  29. Don Riedel-avatar

    "This station cannot be played at this time" Doesn't matter what station I choose. I tried to send an email to developer and email couldn't be delivered. I'm not reinstalling for a third time to purchase the premium.

  30. Timothy Peck-avatar

    A great app to have! A combination of useful, broad coverage, and ease of control!

  31. roger miller-avatar

    I downloaded this in the past and never had a problem with it,now I download it for a new phone and it doesn't work? Something is weird and wrong about this!

  32. Loren Smith-avatar

    Way too many ads! Seems like about an ad every 3 minutes! What a waste of time. Cuts off with an ad in the middle of hearing important details. Every 3 minutes, really!!! Very disappointed!

  33. Timothy Riley-avatar

    I like the alerting feature. Some of the settings for alerting need to be simplified.

  34. Steffin Lee-avatar

    Its ok but u have to stay in the app if you are using it free but if u pay it might be different but i found another one and it lets u stay connected even if you are not so try it and see

  35. Stephan Barfoot-avatar

    Stephan Barfoot


    This is a real good scanner, better than I thought a scanner could be from just an app on my phone. I always wanted a scanner, and now I have 1. Thank you too this company for bringing such ease to someone who cannot afford buying 1.

  36. Kevin Barr-avatar

    Its free, its fun, its world wide, and comes in clear! Would give 5 star if ads didnt keep popin up n blockin the frequency!

  37. Kelly Harrison-avatar

    If you are having issues listening to a station check to make sure your phone (your phone; not the app) is fully updated under your settings. My security update was not fully installed and once I finished the security update, the app worked!

  38. Christina Mortensen-avatar

    Christina Mortensen


    Was a good app, paid for the app with no ads, worked great for a while. Now I can't listen to my county anymore, always says its "offline" or "not able to connect". Disappointing.

  39. Wilbert Darcus-avatar

    Cuts out too much. Too much down time. Better experience on another App.

  40. J. C.-avatar

    It was working really well for quite a while... I paid for the app so there was no more advertisements. But for the last week, I see other listeners are tuning in, but it says I cannot.

  41. Jennifer Peck-avatar

    Can't listen to it anymore. I bought the ad free app on the summer and now it says offline and unable to play. I've uninstalled it and reinstalled it, still no luck. Do not recommend for this reason.

  42. Tina Dickerson-avatar

    I love this app,so do my kids,it's nice hearing what's going on in your surroundings!!!

  43. dan phillips-avatar

    The paid version is great; no interruptions or anything. The free version would stop the feed when displaying an ad. Easy to find my local police, fire, and airport. Great for getting updates when the police helicopter is in the air and when there are wildfires present. Also fun to hear the pilots when I have friends or relatives landing at the airport.

  44. Cameron Holt-avatar

    Awesome app haven't had a problem with it has all the fire stations and police stations near me its awesome.

  45. Kristine 0727-avatar

    The advertisements are so close apart. I get it that it's how they make money and it's free but most of the time you can't actually hear the full information on the scanner because of those advertisements.

  46. Cuco Larrosco-avatar

    I have always been in to law infrocement when hetd about this app I had to check it out I was impressed with it good app. Good job I can really keep you informed on a lot of thing that's going on out there I have already late my friends no about this app. Thanks.gotta go good job

  47. Carl-avatar

    No good for uk, there is about 8 channels and maybe one works. Also no channels in the rest of the country (nothing in wales, Scotland nor northern Ireland) only in England 😡

  48. chuck mead-avatar

    F-ing app sucks, almost as much as the POS samsung phone. All of a sudden wont play, at all. Definitely worth what you pay for it $0.00 🖕

  49. Jeff Jones-avatar

    Tired of the pop up ads. Getting really old if they keep coming up in getting rid of this app.

  50. Devon Kroesser-avatar

    It works , just doesn't have the city police Dept radio intermissions ..

  51. Robert Carrasco-avatar

    Robert Carrasco


    yeah this stuff works pretty good. But unless you pay for it you're going to get Interrupted about every 3 minutes. So if there's something interesting the police scanner you really don't get a chance to listen to it. You'll be constantly interrupted until you pay for it. this app is just a little Annoying Thing until you delete it or pay for it.

  52. Savidge Productions-avatar

    Savidge Productions


    Works great and allows me to listen in to local police without buying an expensive scanner. It does not work in all areas and there are adds, but otherwise a good app.

  53. Todd Osborne-avatar

    Once you "tune" to a station, the app is fine, but it does not "scan". Seems like it's impossible to mimic the classic real scanner that listens for activity on multiple frequencies and then plays those. This is one station at a time. To make matters worse, it doesn't automatically start your last saved station and requires a couple of clicks just to find again in your favorites. It's a nice app, but seriously needs improvements in UI design.

  54. Todd Gilmore-avatar

    No sound and bad signal. Cant select my town or city. Stck on Chicago!

  55. Drew Sherman-avatar

    Adult ads every few minutes. Heard good things about the app, but not being able to drive it around for 5 minutes without (almost) porn ads had me hitting uninstall right away - change your model, folks.

  56. William Case-avatar

    Better clearer audio than others and more channels than similar apps

  57. Amanda Hair-avatar

    In order to listen to radio outside of the app/phone locked/while using other apps they make you pay the upgraded "premium" account. I really don't feel like draining my battery keeping my phone screen on since I'm only listening, and there is nothing to look at within the app. i would highly recommend downloading "Scanner Radio". It provides the same thing, also a free app, and doesn't make you pay to listen outside of the app. I'm listening now while reviewing, can't do that with this app.

  58. The Boss Sr.-avatar

    GREAT way to pass time. Good chance there'll be a channel, in your area, to listen to, (but wish there were more choices, though). Keeps you well a prised of local events, if you're out & about, or just near your domicile. App descript says you have choices but doesn't really tell you how to access them. There's also something about gameplay but no descript about it or how to access it. The controls are relatively ok but could be mucho better. Thanks, for what you have done so far, it's great!

  59. leonard brinkman-avatar

    leonard brinkman


    This reminds me of the first 5.0 radio scanner app try to listen to back in 2011 when I was with Apple this is the same and I like the updated version.

  60. A ray-avatar

    It works pretty well. Ads cut out the audio tho. Not really a big deal. I listen to california alot. Always something different. Nothing in my state really happens

  61. tim K-avatar

    Intrusive ads that make the app useless (and you can get the same streams on line...)

  62. Nihilistie Dahmer- Machiavelli-avatar

    Nihilistie Dahmer- Machiavelli


    It's alright but the one I had before didn't get interrupted by adds and, you could change screens and continue to listen.

  63. Paul Hohn-avatar

    I like it something really cool and it must be human nature. I keep coming back to this app I love it the different choice of ways to listen not fires car accidents you can listen for crazy 4stars.

  64. Mark Txxx-avatar

    Easy to use and great little app. Does what it says. More frequencies in my area would be nice. But still good overall.

  65. Pat Sulek-avatar

    First download. Set frequency for my area. Ok all.Then attempted to adjust volume. Well it just kept reading BUFFERING. tried after a few hours , Still BUFFERING. NEXT Discouraged Uninstalled. Just didn't perform.

  66. Gregg Dinino-avatar

    This was great while it worked, but recently (November 2019) it stopped working.

  67. Richard Velez-avatar

    It could be better. Without commercials. And all precincts.

  68. Goff Horseman-avatar

    Does not have bass to car car to Des encryption codes should be not a livestream but frequency receiver only and have a built-in digital antenna tuner

  69. John S. Mosby-avatar

    High quality free scanning, ads are annoying though.

  70. Gino Rossi-avatar

    Xcelent App! It loads the needed frequency very fast!

  71. Neil James-avatar

    Pick a channel, did nothing else, nothing else happened... ahhh, full screen as had popped up. Cleared, did nothing else, nothing else happened, because, a full screen as had popped up. Deleted.

  72. Todd. H.-avatar

    Ads every 2 minutes block the audio until you physically respond, which renders the app largely unusable. Audio quality was very poor.

  73. Linda Osborne-avatar

    An actual police scanner costs over $500., so I was surprised to find "Police Scanner" for free! The only difference between this app and my police scanner is that there is a constant white noise with the app, however this does not affect audio quality. I give this app a five star rating.

  74. Harmony Mendoza-avatar

    Harmony Mendoza


    It wants me to upgrade again. I did it when I first got it, then I changed phones and lost my upgrade. I can't figure out how to sign in, maybe that's why??

  75. barbara hemley-avatar

    Too easy!! i tried to use a scanner before and it was so confusing for an old lady NOT familiar with anything invented after 1970!!!

  76. Dwight Richard-avatar

    Not worth a damn. Interrupts every minute with an ad and does not return to scanning.

  77. Vernon Rice-avatar

    I love the app but there are to many ads that pop up.

  78. mr_chaotic_ neutral-avatar

    mr_chaotic_ neutral


    Probs fake, but hey, why not give a try. It'll be entertaining if nothing else

  79. D Salvo-avatar

    Considered buying full version but chose not to support this developer due to trashy, intrusive ads which interrupt the feed every minute on free version.

  80. Robert Zuniga-avatar

    The app is really good however it cuts in and out way too much, I find that my bearcat scanner is much better but I don't like to carry a scanner and a phone. I probably would have given a better rating if it wasn't for the cutting in and out and even sometimes the app turns itself off.

  81. Larry Gilmore-avatar

    The channel not worth it to download . I paid $ 2.99 barely get to listen to it , do not work most of the time if any all. It sucks will not recommend.

  82. Richard Mcquirt-avatar

    Richard Mcquirt


    Well the app is great . But i can not stop the ads from messing up and enterruping as I listen. But great app.

  83. Christene Hill-avatar

    Couldn't find my local station but ones I did hear sounded really clear.

  84. A Google user-avatar

    i quote "listen to this scanner while using other apps". WRONG!! you dont even know what your own app can and can NOT do?!? because it can NOT and does NOT function while minimized, it only works when the app is open, so please tell me how i can use other apps AND listen to this scanner at the same time... ill wait.

  85. Bobby Aspden-avatar

    this app with a scanner is excellent. it helps me find out what's going on around me. it keeps me entertained, and also I hear from the police basically we're not to go. that way I stay safe and I don't go in those areas. everybody should put the scanner on the phone. thank you Bobby Aspden.

  86. Rnj Solo-avatar

    I love it because it is effortless easy to use and it didn't cost much like the real scanners.

  87. Jay Lamer-avatar

    I wish the commercials would not stop the scanner from playing makes it pretty much unusable. It's quite annoying!

  88. Kal Winslow-avatar

    Except for the ads in the constant asking of the updates

  89. John S.-avatar

    This app used to be great. Then the ads got ridiculous. Now the ads actually stop the scanner from playing until you close the ad. Remove the ads from playing while people are trying to listen to the scanner. It completely defeats the purpose of an app like this.

  90. yvonne ladd-avatar

    Great app. 5 star. Keeps you informed in your state and area. Teaches you cb lingo so you understand police lingo and what is going on. Gives you choices in the areas that are most important to you. e g. accidents, violent crimes, guns, etc. I enjoy this app. Thank you.

  91. Brian Bass-avatar

    Too many ads!!! app cuts off every time add pops up which is very often.You're trying to hear what's going on and an add pops up , it cuts you off by the time you get the add cleared everything is over. IT SUCKS !!! I would have give no stars but you don't have that option...

  92. Rhonda Benefield-avatar

    Rhonda Benefield


    I enjoy listening to my local fire dispatch I used to work for them so I recognized some of their voices online but the ads I really not fun to deal with but everybody YouTube all apps want you to upgrade I can't afford all that so I put up with it other than that it's nice to be able to hear a radio conversation and be able to understand it but it's never fun to run physically are emergency calls or take emergency calls for people are very upset

  93. Tony Barrett-avatar

    I really enjoy listening to the different police departments i can switch to another area if I don't want to hear a certain channel

  94. Eric Ball-avatar

    It is kind of interesting to hear what is going on. Seems like it never catches what is happening at that exact moment.

  95. Sqad ward-avatar

    I love this and honestly it's helpful knowing what's going on around me and knowing if I should be recording outside my window for sirens :D 👍👍👍👍

  96. Randy Gray-avatar

    I love it but its got too many ads.

  97. Micky Daniels-avatar

    Says free but then pounds you with ads and cuts the audio about every 2 minutes... I'm fine with ads but to constantly cut audio every couple of minutes makes it useless and really crappy. Of course you can eliminate that by paying but there are cheaper and better options out there.

  98. Sandra Camp-avatar

    I have had no problems with this app and there does not have any bugs thus far. I'm impresses with the range this scanner has. Perhaps in the future they'll add more places you to scan; however, there are enough places you can scan at present.

  99. Donna Dunn-avatar

    Love It, Especially getting local NOAA Weather Radio, My Grandfather kept a CB In Car, He would have loved this.

  100. Deborah Boyd-avatar

    Either it's not on line or now the volume is so low I can hardly hear it.