- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - New technology used by the Savannah police department has cuts its response times to gunshot calls by as much as five minutes.

WSAV-TV (https://bit.ly/1RoYMrL ) reports that city officials purchased Shotspotter technology about a year ago for $135,000.

Major Richard Zapal said the information from the system allows dispatchers to more quickly send police to the spot of potential trouble.

The system can also distinguish real gunshots from fireworks or blank cartridges fired by ceremonial honor guards.

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