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Savannah Police Department: Gunshot Detection

Illustration of how gunshot detection would function in an urban area
Sensors triangulate the location of gunfire.
Credit: ShotSpotter/City of Seattle
Agency Savannah Police Department
Location Savannah, GA
Technology Gunshot Detection
Vendor

The Savannah Police Department first started using Shotspotter gunshot detection systems in 2015 and spends about $135,000 on the program each year.

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.

Illustration of how gunshot detection would function in an urban area
Sensors triangulate the location of gunfire.
Credit: ShotSpotter/City of Seattle