KMBC-TV 9 News Kansas City - After nine months of use in Kansas City, city officials reviewed the data provided by the ShotSpotter gunfire detection system. ShotSpotter created 1,200 gunfire alerts in the nine month time period. With the technology sensitive enough to differentiate gunfire from fireworks, explosions and automobile backfiring, ShotSpotter eliminates false reports of gun shots and accurately places occurances for police to respond efficiently within minutes of an event. Officials are working to find funding to expand the current 3.5 square miles of coverage in the city. Visit http://www.shotspotter.com for more information about the world's leading gunfire detection technology.
Fox 4 News Kansas City - Officials in Kansas City hope to expand the detection area of their ShotSpotter system to use the data and predict where resources should be placed for expected gunfire violence. Increased police presence in violent areas have helped bridge the gap of communications between police and citizens, who are more encouraged that police are responding to gunfire events in their neighborhoods. Chief Forte enourages citizens to "take back your block", and to get involved in your own neighborhood. Visit http://www.shotspotter.com for more information about the world's leading gunfire detection technology.