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Pico Rivera Approves Pilot Test for ShotSpotter Gunshot Detection System

January 29, 2024

News Media Group reported on a unanimous decision by the Pico Rivera City Council to approve a nearly $200,000, one-year pilot program to test ShotSpotter in areas of the city impacted by gun violence. Pico Rivera provided ShotSpotter with more than two years of gun-related crime data to determine optimal sensor locations. City Manager Steve Carmona praised the decision. “The ShotSpotter system underscores our city’s commitment to public safety…[and]…exemplifies our collective dedication to innovative solutions for maintaining safety,” he explained. “By facilitating rapid and precise responses to gun-related incidents, we not only boost law enforcement efficiency but also reinforce our pledge, alongside the City Council, to safeguard our community through advanced technological means.”