Bakersfield City Council approves ShotSpotter expansion

Local News

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield City Council voted unanimously to expand the city’s ShotSpotter detection system. The council approved a three-year agreement with ShotSpotter Technology, Inc., as well as an expansion of the system to cover an additional 3.19 square mile area.

The gunshot detection system was first implemented in 2018 and is used by the Bakersfield Police Department to respond to shooting locations more quickly and accurately.

As a result of the ShotSpotter program, 37 guns were confiscated in the first year and 50 people were arrested in connection to 33 different crimes, according to BPD.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News

More Local News