CINCINNATI (WKRC) Using sensors and software, Shot Spotters instantly notify officers of gunshot crimes in progress. The data goes to dispatch, patrol cars, and even smart phones. Other cities that use Shot Spotter say only 30 percent of gun shot incidents are reported. At the scene police can collect shell casings to compare with other shooting scenes. Then there is video from street cameras and license plate recognition.
The students said they “Defeat The Streets” by studying to make their dreams come true. Cincinnati Police believe reducing the sounds of violence can help with that.
The first year of Shot Spotter will cost around $230,000. But police leaders believe it will save money because the information will help officers do their jobs more efficiently.