'Shot Spotter' to be installed in patrol cars

Gunfire will soon be detected a little faster in Nassau County.

The "Shot Spotter" system is being installed in patrol cars to make officers' response time even faster.

Police say the technology that pinpoints gunshots on a map has helped bring down gun crimes in Nassau County by more than 30 percent since being first deployed a year ago.

All patrol cars in Roosevelt and Uniondale will now come equipped with the alert on their mobile computers so officers can respond to the shooting before a 911 call is even made.

County Executive Ed Mangano says the technology may be deployed in more communities in the future.

For a look at the 'Shot Spotter' system inside patrol cars in Uniondale, go to your digital cable box and select iO Extra on Ch. 612.

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