Currently, there are no laws that prohibit the ownership of police/radio scanners in the states of Hawai'i and Nevada.
Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), Utah Code (UC) does not have a written law restricting the use of scanners or radio monitoring equipment. However, the law of common sense shall be used at all times:
- It is LEGAL to own a scanner in this state.
- It is LEGAL to use while mobile in a vehicle (for those not licensed by the FCC)
- It is LEGAL to use while mobile in a vehicle with a valid amateur radio license issued by the Federal Communications Commission.
- It is ILLEGAL, by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1934, as amended, to listen to any type of radio telephone calls/conversations (cellular or cordless)
- It is ILLEGAL, by Federal law, to monitor any scrambled and/or encrypted communications.