DA supports continued Newburgh Shot Spotter funding

NEWBURGH – Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler is glad to see that the Newburgh City Council has approved funding for the continuation of the Shot Spotter program.

Hoovler said the program, that detects in real-time when there is gunfire and pinpoints it for the police, is a necessary tool for Newburgh.

“Gun violence is one of the most significant issues we have in the City of Newburgh and Shot Spotter is an irreplaceable investigative tool that we have. So, I am pleased that the majority of the council is supporting continuing to have that in place. Without it, I would fear for public safety,” he said.

Shot Spotter has been in place for about a year-and-a-half and the additional two-year renewal will cost $297,000.

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