Columbia Police Department: Gunshot Detection
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The Columbia Police Department started using ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in 2019 at an initial cost of $1.13 million.
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.