Houston Police Department: Gunshot Detection
|Agency||Houston Police Department|
In January 2022, the Houston City Council approved a $3.5 million contract to employ Shotspotter for five years.
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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.