New Haven Police Department: Gunshot Detection
|New Haven Police Department
|New Haven, CT
The New Haven Police Department expanded its use of ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in 2016 and spends $220,000 a year on the technology. In February 2022, the City decided to enter into a four-year, $1.68-million agreement to expand its use of ShotSpotter.
More about this technology
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.