the 777 or 888
For the pric eI wouldnt worry about saving 30 bucks and than fairly quickly buying something bigger, plus they are fairly easy to resell with little loss.
As for the Radio police.
You have no worrie's in the wood's unless you happen to overheard a police search on the channel than stay off lol.
The issue come's more to people near an airport who like to fuck around. usually these are the same idiot's with the high powered lasers.
Many large airports can tell where your transmitting from if you decide to be a ***** and screw with them.
Although you can listen in on the VUHF and UHF frequencies if that's your thing. just don't transmit.