CHAPTER XVII. PUBLIC OFFENSESCHAPTER XVII. PUBLIC OFFENSES\ARTICLE 4. POLICE RADIO MONITORS

(a)   “Radio monitor” means any radio wave or high frequency receiving set or equipment, either permanently installed or portable, which is capable of receiving or intercepting any signal, message or communication set out by any police, fire or emergency services radio station on frequencies reserved by the Federal Communications Commission for such uses.

(b)   “Person” means any person, firm, partnership, corporation, association or any other organization.

(Ord. 4104, Sec. 1)

It is unlawful for any person who receives or intercepts any message or transmission made on or over any police, fire or emergency services communications system, or who is the recipient of any information so received or intercepted, to use such information for any of the following purposes:

(a)   To facilitate the commission of any crime or violation of any law of this state;

(b)   To attempt to commit any crime or violation of any law of this state;

(c)   To flee from the scene of any such commission of or attempt to commit a crime or violation of any law of this state, or to otherwise attempt to avoid detection by any law enforcement or investigative official during or after the commission of or attempt to commit a crime or violation of any law of this state; or

(d)   To in any manner impede or interfere with police, fire or emergency services officials or other duly authorized city or governmental officials answering such radio calls.

(Ord. 4104, Sec. 2)

Any violation of the provisions of this article shall be punishable as and for a Class A violation under the Uniform Public Offense Code as adopted by the city. Furthermore, any law enforcement officer may impound any radio monitor as defined herein which is found to have been used in violation of this article.

(Ord. 4104, Sec. 3)