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Jul 1, 2021
Gunshot vs fireworks: ShotSpotter is helping tell the difference fontana 26 mins ago With more people launching fireworks by July 4, law enforcement agencies have tools to help determine if the sound is fireworks or gunshots. Sacramento, CA — Sacramento Area preparing Celebrate July 4th , More fireworks are starting to be launched than people are accustomed to. It can be difficult to tell if they are actually fireworks. Where is it ShotSpotter ShotSpotter is a city-wide microphone system that detects noise such as fireworks and gunshots and tells law enforcement agencies the difference. The· Sacramento police station And that Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office We partner with them to use technology to tell the difference. Over the last four years, both agencies have expanded the use of ShotSpotter not only in specific locations, but throughout cities and counties. “What these microphones do is pick up the sound and triangulate it to pinpoint it, whether it’s a firecracker or a gunshot,” Sgt said. Rodgrassman, a spokesman for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. The person listening to the sound is not an ordinary person, but an expert in ballistics. They can detect whether the sound is fireworks or shooting and relay it to the communication center within a minute. “It’s hard to get it right every time with bare ears alone. The people at ShotSpotter understand it right because they use audio equipment with professionals to make decisions,” Grassman said. Said. .. According to Grassman, law enforcement agencies have been able to be dispatched to where gunshots were heard in less than a minute since the system was introduced. He said they had to wait for someone to call and it would take about 5 minutes to get someone out before using it. “If it’s a shootout, we can see how many shooters are involved and whether it was automatic,” Grassman said. “And Shot Spotter will tell you the exact location within 25 meters.” Both the sheriff’s office and the police use this system, but if you’re not sure if you’re hearing fireworks or shooting, police officer Karl Chan of the Sacramento police station will help police officers respond. We recommend that you contact us. need to do it. Mr Chan also said the fire department is likely to handle many citations of illegal fireworks and be dispatched to those locations. Sheriff’s agents will also patrol with Sacramento Metro Fire Investigators to curb the use of illegal fireworks, both before and after July 4. Grassman wanted to let people know that even “safe and healthy” fireworks are illegal after July 4th.