Exclusive: On patrol with Milwaukee police
MILWAUKEE--CBS 58 went on patrol with officers from the Milwaukee Police Department's Neighborhood Task Force, Friday evening.
Officers Matthew Gadzalinski and Michael Martin demonstrated the Shot Spotter Rapid Response Unit. There are sensors throughout the city that allow it to find the location of shots fired within an 82 foot radius.
"So we know where to go look and definitely where to start investigating," explained Gadzalinski.
The system records the sound, an alarm goes off and officers (depending on their location) can respond within two to three minutes.
The department's analysis of crime data allows them to concentrate on areas within the city where there is more violent crime.
Officers work on building relationships in those communities and making sure people know they are there also in an effort to curb violence.