Our local PD went digital P25 and my old analog scanner was useless for digital so I bought a new digital scanner and love it. I can't believe how easy this thing is to program. So far so good and the local PD comes in clear now. It is really interesting to hear what is going on in the community and what the media leaves out. Hopefully they won't go full encrypted. Any way, the EMS is still analog and they are interesting as well as the sheriff.
BTW.....this is the scanner that all you need to program it is the local county, state or zip code. Scroll through the scan list for the local area and enter them into a scan list, active the scanlist and listen away.