With LOTS of new college students moving in over the weekend, this is something to spread the word about. The University of Alabama will be testing their new ShotSpotter system todayat 5 PM on campus.
Known as ShotSpotter, the system uses acoustic technology to notify local police departments precisely if, when and where gun incidents occur so officers can respond faster and more safely. The University of Alabama Police Department is deploying ShotSpotter devices in and around the campus area with assistance and support of the city of Tuscaloosa Police Department.
The testing involves an officer firing 36 rounds into a bullet catcher at close range. The testing takes place at two different locations on the campus.
For safety reasons, testing areas will be cordoned off, and testing locations will not be disclosed. Area dispatchers will be notified in case they receive calls about the testing.
Information is available at http://www.shotspotter.com/