Hartford Police Department: Gunshot Detection
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In 2012, the Hartford Police Department installed ShotSpotter and in 2016 expanded coverage to the entire city for $500,000.
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Gunshot detection is a technology law enforcement uses to receive alerts on where gunfire may occur in neighborhoods. This technology relies on a series of acoustic sensors mounted on street lights or on the sides of buildings. When a loud noise triggers the sensors, software triangulates the estimated location of the gunfire.