gunshot tracking system http://wfae.org en CMPD Expands Gunshot Detection System http://wfae.org/post/cmpd-expands-gunshot-detection-system <p>Charlotte police are rapidly expanding their use of technology to detect and locate gunshots in real-time.</p><p>The "ShotSpotter" system debuted in Uptown Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention and was expanded to the Grier Heights community in March. It uses a system of microphones to detect gunfire and notify police.</p><p>On Monday night, the Charlotte City Council approved $140,000 to extend CMPD's contract with ShotSpotter in the Central District and install it in another neighborhood struggling with violent crime: Albemarle Road and Farm Pond Road. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 14:01:56 +0000 Julie Rose 27242 at http://wfae.org Gunshot Trackers Activated http://wfae.org/post/gunshot-trackers-activated <p>A new gunshot tracking system installed in the city by the CMPD went live Monday. The department is hoping this technology helps it respond faster and more accurately to shootings.<br><br>The system is called<a class="bodylink" href="http://www.shotspotter.com/?gclid=CJCcsdWl5bECFQcQNAodSCcAUQ"> ShotSpotter</a>, and it uses small antennae, these acoustic sensors, that activate as soon as a gunshot is detected. The sensors then triangulate to give a precise location of the gunfire. The CMPD dispatch center is alerted anytime that happens.<br> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Tanner Latham 2804 at http://wfae.org