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NYPD Working on Program to Help Police Determine Where Gunshots Are Fired

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TWC News: NYPD Working on Program to Help Police Determine Where Gunshots Are Fired
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The New York City Police Department is working on a high-tech program to help police determine where gunshots are fired.

Police are working on a contract with a company called "Shot-Spotter" for a two-year pilot program.

It would involve placing special microphones on buildings and rooftops around a 15-square-mile area.

When a gun is fired, the microphones would triangulate the sound and pinpoint its location.

While most major crimes are down in the first half of this year, shootings are up compared to last year.

The NYPD is moving officers from desk duty and other assignments to get more police officers on the street.

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