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Oakland Police Department CA
Thursday April 18th, 2013 :: 12:48 p.m. PDT

ShotSpotter Technologies to Conduct Detection Quality Test of System

Oakland, CA — On Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 9:00 PM, the Oakland Police Department will be facilitating ShotSpotter Technologies as they conduct a detection quality validation of their system.

In the interest of public safety, Oakland Police will be onsite at all test locations.

The controlled tests will consist of a sequence of gunshot sounds followed by validation of quality detection by ShotSpotter Technologies. During the tests, a bullet trap will be used to ensure public safety. No bullets will be fired into the air.

Background: ShotSpotter uses a network of sensors to detect when a gun is fired and pinpoint the location. In less than a minute, officers are able respond to a potential shooting scene, even if no one calls 911 – although the community is always encouraged to report sounds of gunfire. By quickly notifying police, ShotSpotter helps speed police response, has the potential to save lives, increases weapons-related arrests, and enhances the safety of our neighborhoods.

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Oakland Police Department CA
455 7th St
Oakland, CA 94607

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