Residents are invited to a meeting Monday night hosted by Suffolk County police to explain the planned use of the ShotSpotter program in Huntington Station.
According to the company, SCPD said, ShotSpotter, the technology detects 90% of gunshots in the coverage area, as opposed to the nationwide average of less than 20% of gunfire being reported to police.
Police said the decision on where to place the ShotSpotter sensors was based on previous calls for shots fired. ShotSpotter will be installed in Bay Shore, Brentwood, Central Islip, Coram, Huntington Station, Mastic, North
Amityville, North Bellport and Wyandanch.
“While Suffolk County is considered one of the safest communities in the country, the utilization of ShotSpotter will be an additional tool to deter gun violence,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney K. Harrison said. “The implementation of this technology will aid officers when responding to
calls of shots fired by notifying them sooner, and more accurately, as well as during subsequent investigations.”
Monday’s meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the SCPD stationhouse at 1071 Park Ave. The department has also scheduled meetings for Tuesday in Brentwood, and Wednesday in Selden.