by Ryan King
Here is an example of an effective community engagement tool that is saving lives. The shot spotter is a microphone type device that can detect and triangulate gunfire. Police can arrive within minutes to the exact location of the gunfire, either to deal with the threat or collect evidence such as shell casings.
The spotter is a truly revolutionary device, and although it is not suited to every single community, many cities including Milwaukee and Chicago. North Carolina towns include Goldsboro and Rocky Mount.
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