HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Soon there is a good chance that if a gun is fired in Hartford, the city’s police department will know about it.
Gov. Dannel Malloy announced today that an expansion of the ShotSpotter gunshot detection system in Hartford will become operational by today as a result of a $300,000 state grant.
The system detects and conveys the location of gunfire or other weapon fire using mounted audio sensors. The sensors identify the point of origin of a gunshot , immediately communicating that information to police.
The expansion will allow the city to increase the technology’s coverage from 3 square miles to 11.25 square miles and will include all residential and school areas.
The grant comes as part of an award given to the state by the U.S. Department of Justice.