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City police to implement gunfire spotting technology

July 04, 2016

BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Baltimore City Police have been awarded a grant to install gunshot detection technology.

As first reported by the Baltimore Sun, the city is accepting bids for the software. Previous attempts to install a technology called "ShotSpotter" were rejected due to costs and performance.

Baltimore City Police Media Relations Director TJ Smith calls the technology, "Another tool in the toolbox." The technology seeks to use sensors to spot gunfire and work with citywide cameras to alert police.

Fox45 reported in Sept. 2015 Baltimore Police Department was granted $368,130 to create an automated gunshot detection system that will work with the city's surveillance cameras.

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