Section 397 - New State Statutes (1995)
Code of Criminal Justice
Riot, Disorderly Conduct, etc.
2C:33-21. Use of information intercepted from police, fire or emergency medical
Any person who intercepts any message or transmission made on or over any police, fire or
emergency medical communications system, or any person who is the recipient of information
so intercepted, and who uses the information obtained thereby to facilitate the
commission of or the attempt to commit a crime or violation of any law of this State,
or uses the same in a manner which interferes with the discharge of police operations,
shall be guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.
L.1991, c. 432, s. 1, eff. Jan 18, 1992.
2C:33-22. Possession of radio capable of receiving transmission from police, fire,
or emergency medical communication system
Any person who, while in the course of committing or attempting to commit
a crime, including the immediate flight therefrom, possesses or controls a radio capable of
receiving any message or transmission made on or over any police, fire or emergency medical
communications system, shall be guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.
L.1991, c. 432, s. 2, eff. Jan 18, 1992.
Todd L. Sherman/KB4MHH
PERSONAL NOTE: Watch out for local City Ordinances. It has been my own experience
(ex., in Ocean City in 1989/90) that some NJ cities believe thier own ordinances preempt
that of the State and Federal Government, and not the other way around. You can take it
to court and fight it; but you're without your scanner in the meanwhile if it is confiscated.
My advice, go to the local Law Library and look up the local ordinances for the cities you
plan to travel into/through while in NJ. (And don't let your scanner be obvious while in
Ocean City. The local laws there may have changed since my visit; but until known for sure
-- I wouldn't take the chance.) -TS