All scanners are good scanners
As long as your town is not trunked, meaning they have a set of frequencies allocated to all of their services that are shared on a rotational basis as needed by demand. There is still plenty to hear out there besides local PD and FD. Try for Local mall security, institutions like hospitals or universities, highschool security etc. Town water and highway departments are a good listen when storms hit. Any metro area has a medical helicopter airlift that is a good listen. Airband is fun to hear pilots come and go once you get used to their clipped manner of speaking. Probably make a decent NASCAR or sporting evgent type scanner if that is your thing. You can also listen to HAMs banter on and on, and organizations like skywarn when it gets stormy in the summer to keep you alert of foul weather.
Tons and tons of non-trunked, non-digital broadcast out there.
I have a new GRE scanner and set it up right next to my 16 year old Uniden that I use for monitoring either local PD/FD or switching over to the airband to hear pilots call in to BDL when the weather puts the landing approach right over my house.