Shot Detection Programs are growing trend in D.C., Baltimore areas

BALTIMORE- Thanks to ShotSpotter noise monitors from bought for the…

BALTIMORE- Thanks to ShotSpotter noise monitors from bought for the D.C. police in the summer of 2006, officers are able to quickly identify where and when gunfire occurs.  Upon the department’s success with the techology,  D.C. police  now have it set up in nearly every quadrant of the city in one of the largest deployments of this technology in the country. The monitors measure noises from multiple angles and alert police when gunshots are detected.

The trend has caught on in neighboring cities such as Baltimore, where the Johns Hopkins University has put up 93 sound sensors in and around Charles Village to monitor the area using the SECURES Gunshot Detection System.  Baltimore officials are still studying the technology and will wait to see how the system works in the college area before adopting it citiwide in Baltimore.

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