Hillsborough Sheriff Will Monitor for Celebratory Gunfire
The sheriff will use ShotSpotter data analysis that will provide real time alerts and the precise location of shooters.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – Celebratory gunfire remains a serious problem in many communities, particularly on the July 4 weekend.
It often has tragic results when innocent people are hit by the bullets and are injured or killed. The reality is, that any bullet discharged from a gun, even into the sky, must land somewhere, and, when it does, there is significant risk of injury or death.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said it remains committed to a policy of zero tolerance of illegal gun use and will enhance our initiatives to combat gun violence in this community. The goal, deputies said, is to protect the quality of life for all residents throughout our community by creating an environment of enhanced safety and security.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office uses ShotSpotter gunfire alerts and analysis solution to detect and locate gunfire incidents and gather gunfire intelligence and data to fight crime and violence in Hillsborough. This solution provides real-time gunshot location data, enabling informed decisions for faster and more accurate emergency response, while improving intelligence and increasing first responder safety. The ShotSpotter gunfire alert data and intelligence also provides the Sheriff’s Office with more forensic evidence leading to more thorough investigations and
increased prosecutions for gun-related crime, in addition to enhancing crime analysis and data-driven policing capabilities, helping improve public safety and security.
ShotSpotter is based in Newark, CA, and has installations in more than 90 U.S. locations and more than 300 in North, Central and South America.
Photos courtesy of ShotSpotter.
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