The City of Long Beach Police Department is working with Nassau
County to bring in the ShotSpotter Gunshot Detection and Location
system. ShotSpotter uses sophisticated technology to detect gunfire in
specified geographic locations.
Using mounted detectors and
cameras, when gunfire occurs, the system records the number of shots
fired, whether the shooter was stationary or moving, and essential audio
playback of the gunshot event. Additionally, the system's video cameras
pan to the area where shots were fired to record a license plate, a car, a face, or anything else that can help catch the suspect.
"Several months ago, we identified ShotSpotter as a resource that we
desperately need, and we requested financial assistance from Nassau
County," commented Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney. "We
are now working with Legislator Ford to accomplish the goal of bringing
this incredibly valuable system to Long Beach, enabling our department
to provide even greater protection for our residents."
have been many shootings recently in Long Beach's North Park area, and
I've seen the success that the Nassau County Police Department has had
using ShotSpotter to identify the exact location of gunfire and the
perpetrator using the gun," said Legislator Ford. "The ShotSpotter
System helps our officers respond faster and gives them a specific area
to search for potential evidence, question witnesses, and in the event a
victim is found, ensure that medical attention is timely. Most
importantly, this system improves both the safety of the community at
large and of our responding officers. I am thrilled to be a part of
bringing this program to our neighborhood."
happy that Legislator Ford has recognized the need for this and is
working with Nassau County to bring these necessary resources to our
City," remarked City Council Vice President Fran Adelson. "We look
forward to having this important system in Long Beach as soon as