Minneapolis Police Department: Gunshot Detection
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The Minneapolis Police Department has been using ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology since 2007. It expanded its use of ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology to encompass a wider area in 2019.
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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.