That’s assuming everyone that purchased a pager rather than a scanner is an active member of a department though. I don’t currently run calls right now but many years ago when I was more active I fleabayed my own pager and programmed it as I wanted due to a shortage of pagers at the time. I still use it to monitor the county traffic when I’m charging my SDS 100 or not near my base scanner. It’s still set up to alert for my department and surrounding area.
A digital recorder, patience, and Audacity got the tones for me without needing to ask my officers for them.