What Are Some Common Frequencies That Sheriffs Broadcast On?

What Are Some Common Frequencies That Sheriffs Broadcast On?

The Federal Communications Commission has designated frequency 155.370 as strictly for law enforcement use. Most county sheriff departments utilize a frequency somewhere in the 155. range. The larger the department the greater number of frequencies will be used. For example, Cook County including Chicago, uses 25 separate channels.

RadioReference.com carries a nationwide database of all publicly used radio frequencies, including law enforcement, fire and rescue, maritime and air to ground channels. The site offers a county by county listing for each state that details channels used by sheriffs and local police departments. It also features a list of federal and statewide emergency frequencies.