Wednesday, September 26, 2012

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! NEW TECH & KCPD SOON TO LISTEN FOR GUNFIRE ON LOCAL STREETS!!! KANSAS CITY SHOTSPOTTER SYSTEM LIVE THIS WEEKEND!!!



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ShotSpotter system to go live this weekend

The ShotSpotter gunshot detection system will go live in Kansas City by October 1.

Covering 3.55 square miles in the urban core, the system will provide police the opportunity to rapidly respond to gunfire while building relationships with law-abiding residents in the coverage areas.

The ShotSpotter Flex system from SST Inc. is a partnership between the Kansas City Missouri Police Department and Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), with federal funding for the project secured by U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver. The $720,000 grant funds five years of ShotSpotter service, equipment installation, and maintenance.

Since the press conference announcing the system on May 4, 2012, police, the KCATA and several community partners have worked together to install ShotSpotter. Within the coverage area, the system will identify the address of gunshots, the number of shots fired, the number of weapons used, and all within a few feet of the actual shots. Police are not divulging the locations of the system, but portions of the KCATA Troost Max bus line and the federally designated Green Impact Zone will be covered.

When the system detects a potential gunshot, it will alert an audio engineer at ShotSpotter, located in Newark, Calif. The engineer will listen to the sound to determine whether it was a gunshot (as opposed to a car backfiring, firework or other noise). If so, the engineer will alert KCPD dispatchers. This whole process takes about 45 to 60 seconds. Police dispatchers will have a monitor showing them a map of the location of the shots, and they will direct officers on the ground to the spot. Officers will respond with the same level of urgency as they do to any other shots-fired 911 call.

Chief of Police Darryl Forté said ShotSpotter is part of an organizational change regarding how the police department prevents and responds to violent crime. Not only will the department be able to use the shooting data collected through ShotSpotter to deploy police resources and prevent crime where it’s most needed, it also will provide an opportunity for police to engage the community.

“Officers responding to these calls will contact residents in the area and tell them we are aware of recent gunfire in their neighborhood,” Chief Forté said. “We hope that contacting these residents will foster awareness, cooperation, potential information and an opportunity for community engagement.”

ShotSpotter is used in more than 70 other cities in the United States. SST Inc.’s studies have shown that as much as 80 percent of illegal gunfire goes unreported. Police hope the new community outreach prompted by ShotSpotter will increase reporting and citizen cooperation.

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22 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting deal. Hopefully it will reduce so many shootings and criminals will take notice.

Anonymous said...

Thought we already had one installation live in KC a few years ago (along 24th street). Seems I remember a shooting right after installation and they were going to review records etc and we never heard any more about it. Hopefully this new deal with be a bit more effective.

Anonymous said...

Nearly a million bucks for a big hearing aid?? Wouldn't that money be better spent on our existing police officers and their street equipment? This looks like another boondogle, brought to you by the idiots at city hall.

Anonymous said...

So sending SWAT teams to "contact" residents is "building relationships?"

Anonymous said...

On twitter @shotspotter

Super Dave said...

LOL and the thugs will lean out a window let one rip so the homies in other areas can go to town robbing and stealing while all of KCPD is over looking for a gun shot.

Sounds like a good plan to me.

Anonymous said...

Some young black entrepreneuer will take advantage of this opportunity to start making silencers for his homies.

Anonymous said...

Getting KCPD to show up to any call not involving one of their own is already impossible. This is going to somehow change this?

Anonymous said...

Cathy Jolly is rolling around like a cat in catnip and Steve Glorioso's bank account just grew. Kansas City at work, just not for you. The suburbs are waiting, we'll gladly take you in. Just keep an out for the KCPD speed traps set within .3 miles or less of every other adjoining municipality.

captain planet said...

Insanity

Troosty nigga said...

sheeeeet buy de time i git done shootin anotha nigger i be gone! katch me ifin yo kan! hahahaha!!!

Anonymous said...

So the company that is selling this toy to the taxpayers claims that 80 percent of gunfire goes unreported and their toy can save the day? WOW! Imagine that.

I got a bridge that is jump proof. Any city wanting to buy?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the twitter address! I sincerely hope this helps. Things are just awful!

Anonymous said...

It's not going to matter much until they get more officers on the streets. As I understand it, some sectors have only 1/4th of the officers they are supposed to have & with cops being pulled off of regular duty for "hot spot" service it makes it worse.

Anonymous said...

This will increase calls for service. People test fire their stolen guns all the time (without actually shooting someone). Those calls do go unreported. No police will have to respond long after the shot has occurred. Kinda of like handling alarm calls without a permit. Working backwards sucks.

Anonymous said...

Why do they need this if homicides are down?

Anonymous said...

This isn't going to change anything. This system has never solved a homicide anywhere. They just wasted nearly a million dollars. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

3:32 am someone in kc got alot of that money. The vendor did not just walk in and get a vote without someone getting greased real good. How com Tony can't break that story?

Anonymous said...

This is not to help the public, but instead to eaves drop on us. Watch your tongue.
It may seem just fine to you now because it's in a neighborhood you don't care about, but soon it will make its way to yours.
Just like the traffic cameras.
As we lose our privacy, so goes our freedom.

Anonymous said...

Ah really white dude…try harder next time.

Anonymous said...

And the bitching continues

Anonymous said...

CHESSE with that wine. Shut the fuck up.