Vernon Herron, Senior Policy Analyst, Comments on Chicago Police Scanner Enthusiasts
CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron spoke to the Chicago Tribune Redeye about the robust police scanner enthusiast community in Chicago. Chicago has a large number of people who listen to the publicly broadcast first responders channels. Herron says that this has both positive and negative aspects to it. On one hand, it can provide citizens with a better idea of what police work entails while on the other hand criminals can use the information to evade capture.