Oakland Police Department: Gunshot Detection
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The Oakland Police Department employs ShopSpotter gunshot detection technology.
Vendor information (ShotSpotter.com)
News article (CBS)
Government information (Oakland Wiki)
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.