News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Levin Furniture

Wayside Furniture

Meaden & Moore


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Courts and Crime


Canton adds acoustic sensors to locate gun shots
Canton becomes the second Ohio city to test the ShotSpotter system in an effort to stem the flood of urban gun violence
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
California-based SST's ShotSpotter system uses acoustic sensors on rooftops to pinpoint the location of gunshots and send the data to police within 30 seconds. Canton will test the system in a 3 square mile area of the city that has seen the most gun violence.
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Canton City Council voted this week to install sensors that can pinpoint gun shots and within seconds send the location to police.  The ShotSpotter system uses acoustic sensors on rooftops that can identify the type of gun used, and in the case of drive-by shootings, the direction the car was headed. 

Canton City Council President Allen Schulman says the $360,000 system should help police rein in the city’s gun violence.

 

Canton council pres. Allen Schulman

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:13)


“I think it’s a test and well see how effective it is. And if it is effective and we have the resources, which is another question, we would obviously want to look at implementation throughout the city.” 

The Shot-Spotter system will initially cover a 3-square-mile area of Canton that has seen the most gun-related crime. The California-based company says it will take three to four months to install the sensors.

Canton is the second Ohio city to use the system. Youngstown installed the Shot-Spotter network in 2011.  

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio's attorney general rejectsthe latest proposal to legalize marijuana
i think the ag launguage is money hes talking about drug companies must pay him more than responsible ohio can

PBS documentary chronicles the fall of Saigon through new footage and stories
Hi, Does anyone know the number - in the pbs special "Last Days of Vietnam" documentary, of how many Vietnamese were evacuated? Please e-mail me the answer. T...

Protest planned at tomorrow's FirstEnergy meeting
The problems of the poor and downtrodden have nothing to do with First Energy. They are the result of Republican legislators who consistently reduce taxes on th...

Ohio bill would help smaller communities with LGBT discrimination laws
Do we not try and have rights for all individuals equally? On the HUD list of "preferred" candidates who get "special consideration" it states that: For purp...

Ohio likely will continue with two types of police academies
Wake up people your wanting a Harvard law school education for a job that may pay a little over the poverty level. I don't know anyone who could support a wife ...

Police Week's ties from NE Ohio to D.C.
The men and women in blue who risk their lives everyday to serve and protect us....and this is as much recognition and appreciation that NPR/WKSU feels to offer...

First in a Series: How charter schools got a foothold in Ohio
If the interest where in education and there would be oversight of taxpayer dollars, charter schools would be okay. However, Charter School in Ohio are purely f...

Near West Theater raises the curtain at its new home with 'Shrek the Musical'
When I heard you were doing an article about the Near West Theater, I was very excited, because I had seen the lobby artwork in process on the floor of the arti...

Northeast Ohio pastors want to talk reform with Akron-based FirstEnergy
It's great that this First Energy bailout request is getting media coverage. First Energy is asking to be allowed to NOT find the best costing energy to sell us...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University