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New Bern considering the widely used ShotSpotter tool

November 9, 2023

WITN-TV reported on discussions to deploy ShotSpotter in New Bern, NC. Following a request by New Bern Police to implement technology, the city’s alderman are now asking the community to weigh in with their thoughts. The piece quotes a pair of officers from nearby Greenville, NC, a city already using the technology. Both pointed to ShotSpotter’s life-saving benefits. “Officers are already enroute as soon as they receive that alert on their phone,” explained Sergeant Tyler Whaley. “That allows them to find the crime scene, possibly find victims, officers can begin their investigative measures trying to build up suspects and cars and things like that, all while on the way to the car.”