There is a small amount of city police & county sheriff activity which can be heard in Orange County. There are Pink channels that are analog for communicating between police & fire or other agencies. The Tan channels also for interop comms are analog. The Red channel for countywide crime broadcasts & pursuits is digital and in the clear. County Sheriff Search & Rescue has analog channels. The Highway Patrol, State Universities (except Cal State Fullerton), and State Parks Police are all in the clear. Police helicopters using TG's & low band & aircraft frqs are monitorable.
So there's enough to hear, just the lack of primary dispatch channels making a catastrophic dent in a scanner enthusiasts hobby.
Scanner Suggestion for Southern CA
Originally Posted by mike619
In Orco the Only LE on a scanner you will hear is the Red rest are encrypted and i'm not sure if it will be in the "clear" P25 any time soon.