- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A technology that allows police to remotely detect gunfire is going to cover a third of New Haven.

Police Chief Dean Esserman tells the New Haven Register (https://bit.ly/1T3LAKK) ShotSpotter will cover five square miles by October - more than tripling its current coverage.

Officers will now be able to receive ShotSpotter information directly to their phones as text alerts. They plan to use that information to investigate shootings within 48 hours of happening.

New Haven has utilized ShotSpotter over the last six years and has spent nearly $50,000 annually on the technology. That number is expected to grow to $220,000.

Esserman says he believes the technology’s expansion will be fully operational within three months of July 1.

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Information from: New Haven Register, https://www.nhregister.com

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