Allentown plans to apply for state funding for escalation reduction training and gunshot detection technology

Share This Post

  • The Allentown City Council on Wednesday decided to approve a request for $10 million in gun violence and law enforcement grants from the state’s Crime and Delinquency Commission.

If the reception is successful, police can increase their patrol presence and purchase gunshot detection technology to aid in response times and investigations of crimes taking place in the city.

Police Commissioner Charles Roca referred to the grant as a “great opportunity” and stated that as soon as state funding becomes available, it will be used to oppose federal COVID-19. I clarified where the information originated from.

In his speech in June 2021, President Biden announced funding for state and local law enforcement agencies to create systems for gunshot detection technology. “One thing that is out there,” Roca said.

Additionally, the system delivers the data to the police officers, triangulates the location, and allows for a quicker, more effective response time for the officer rather than having someone to call it in.

He said, “To listen for gunshots, we employ listening devices, and we communicate the signals and data to the police in real time.

“with it tied into some camera technology, we can identify the person participating in that type of violence at a quicker rate, and that will help us in also not misidentifying someone or stopping them simply because they are in the area.”

In Pittsburgh, Roca watched a demonstration of the technology, which he described as “simply incredible.”

Council members expressed their strong support for the use of this technology in law enforcement. Councilman Daryl L. Hendricks expressed his admiration for the grant’s lack of a local counterpart.

Additionally, council authorized the submission of a second $10 million grant application, also to the state commission on crime and delinquency. The local law enforcement support funding would make it possible to purchase new technology for officer cars, update 150 street surveillance cameras, train officers in incident-based reporting systems, and give training for crisis intervention, de-escalation, and implicit bias.

Read More:

Partnership Between Mitsubishi Electric and Nozomi Networks Strengthens Operational Technology Security Business

Mitsubishi Electric and Nozomi Networks Partnership Mitsubishi Electric and Nozomi...

Solidion Technology Inc. Completes $3.85 Million Private Placement Transaction

**Summary:** 1. Solidion TechnologyInc. has announced a private placement deal...

Analyzing the Effects of the EU’s AI Act on Tech Companies in the UK

Breaking Down the Impact of the EU’s AI Act...

Tech in Agriculture: Roundtable Discusses Innovations on the Ranch

Summary of Tech on the Ranch Roundtable Discussion: ...

Are SMEs Prioritizing Tech Investments Over Security Measures?

SMEs Dive Into Tech Investments, But Are...

Spotify Introduces Music Videos for Premium Members in Chosen Markets

3 Summaries of Spotify Unveils Music Videos for Premium...

Shearwater to Monitor Production at Equinor’s Two Oil Platforms

Shearwater GeoServices secures 4D monitoring projects from Equinor for...

Regaining Europe’s Competitive Edge in Innovation: Addressing the Innovation Lag

Europe’s Innovation Lag: How Can We Regain Our Competitive...

Related Posts

Government Warns of AI-Generated Content: Learn More about the Issue

Government issued an advisory on AI-generated content. All AI-generated content...

Africa Faces Internet Crisis: Extensive Outage Expected to Last for Months, Hardest-Hit Nations Identified

Africa’s Internet Crisis: Massive Outage Could Last Months, These...

FTC Investigates Reddit for AI Content Licensing Practices

FTC is investigating Reddit's plans...

Journalists Criticize AI Hype in Media

Summary Journalists are contributing to the hype and...