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JPD warns of citywide gunfire test

The Jackson Police Department has some new technology to detect gunfire in the Capital City, and officers will be testing the system Tuesday night. The Jackson Police Department has some new technology to detect gunfire in the Capital City, and officers will be testing the system Tuesday night.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Jackson Police Department has some new technology to detect gunfire in the Capital City, and officers will be testing the system Tuesday night.

The Shot Spotter uses a network of acoustic sensors to detect when a gun is fired and then pinpoint the location of the gunfire. The system will then notify officers and dispatchers in less than a minute, according to a press release from JPD.

Jackson police say the system will speed up response time to locations of gunfire in the city.

Police emphasized that residents are still encouraged to report gunfire.

The police department will test the new system Tuesday night with a live-fire gunshot test across the city starting at 7 p.m.

Officers will be on site at all test locations. The test will consist of a sequence of gunshot sounds. Police say no bullets will be fired into the air, and there is no danger to the public. Bullet traps will also be used.

The test should last about one hour.

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