ShotSpotter 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