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N.J. city to expand controversial gunshot detection system using $1M grant

September 15, 2023

A ShotSpotter customer since 2011, Newark’s expansion will cover the North and South wards of that city. Numerous stakeholders, from the city council to the Department of Public Safety. and police union, are quoted in support of the decision to expand – all pointing to the value of the tech in helping to address gun violence. “I think it’s an important tool for the police division to have in order to address any suspected shots fired or criminal activity in the neighborhood,” said North Ward City Councilman Anibal Ramos. Research from noted Camden, NJ trauma surgeon, Dr. Anna Goldenberg-Sandau is also referenced in the piece, pointing to #lifesaving faster response times from EMTs and police as a result of using ShotSpotter.