Newburgh seeks $50k Entergy grant to help keep ShotSpotter program alive

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NEWBURGH – The highly successful ShotSpotter program in Newburgh will hopefully be able to continue for a few more months as city officials continue to seek the funding needed to keep it alive.

The program pinpoints, in real-time, where gunshots were fired, and has been a good tool for the police department to respond to shootings.

The problem is the funding expires at the end of May and it costs just under $200,000 a year.

The city council Monday night voted to ask Entergy, the company that owns and operates the Indian Point nuclear power plant, for a $50,000 grant to keep the program funded for a few more months.