Drones Set to Augment Gun Spotter System in New Bedford
In an effort to reduce crime in the city of New Bedford, the New Bedford Police Department purchased a drone from the U.S. Air Force to augment their gun spotter system.
“Before we would detect a gunshot and send vehicle patrols into the area as fast as we could.” Stated James Smith, New Bedford Police Gunspotter Watch Office.”We’d miss the bad guys by a few minutes. Now we can detect gun fire and fire off a missile within within seconds.”
When asked about the false positives, or other sounds that may fool the gun spotter system, he replied, “Look, nothing is perfect. Our gun spotter system is 50% accurate in detecting real gun shots and our drones are accurate within 1 mile. Harsh problems take harsh solutions.”
The drone take off/landing strips will be based at strategic locations throughout New Bedford to include Fort Taber in the south end, the airport in the north end, and the roof of the Custom House downtown.
“Criminals should take notice.” Said Chad Jones, New Bedford Police Drone Operator. “The next time you snatch a purse or steal a car there will be a Hellfire missile with your name on it.”