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South Bend Police propose shot tracker system

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The South Bend Police Department pitched a new way to fight the gun violence that's plagued the city.

It's called the Shot Spotter System. It's a system that listens for the locations of gunfire then passes the information along to dispatchers in real-time.

The equipment will be spread out in different locations across the city.

This will give police the chance to talk to witnesses before they leave the scene and even possibly get the perpetrator.

"Well it gives them the information about the other 80 percent or so of gunfire that's either incorrectly reported or not reported at all," said Senior Vice President of ShotSpotter SST Gregg Rowland.

"I think for the city first of all this administration is serious about reducing gun violence and is making the commitment a part of a broader approach," said South Bend Police Chief Ron Teachman.

The project will be funded by some savings found in the police department's budget.

The idea was pitched to Public Works Thursday and they hope to have it approved Tuesday.

If passed..it could be installed in a couple of months.

 

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