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Opa-locka Gunshot Detection Violence Reduction Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $109,000)

The acquisition of the Shotspotter gunshot detection program will provide the Opa-Locka Police Department with the ability to identify, locate, and track active gunfire, and will support efforts to more effectively respond to and investigate gunfire incidents. Additionally, the Shotspotter program will also protect officers by providing them with comprehensive data on the actual amount of gunfire activity that occurs in the neighborhoods they patrol. Shotspotter will also allow the agency to respond to the areas of the community that have been most impacted by gun violence and will assist in building positive attitudes toward law enforcement.

Date Created: July 26, 2022