Drones, closed-circuit television and gunshot spotters are just some of the crime-fighting tools that the Royal Bahamas Police Force will introduce in an effort to tackle and address the existing crime scourge.
The announcement was made Monday by National Security Minister Marvin Dames, who estimated that the technological gadgets will be introduced to all field officers before June 2019.
Dames’ comments came during a graduation ceremony for the National Neighborhood Watch Council (NNWC) where 57 neighbourhood watch groups were challenged to assist police with keeping their communities safer.
During his address, Dames revealed that Cabinet has recently given approval for new technology like the “shot spotter,” to assist in the crime fight.
“It is a gunshot detection technology,” he explained. “So, once that is introduced throughout New Providence and parts of Grand Bahama; wherever a shot is fired it instantaneously sends that information to vehicles on the street.
“The technology is actually smart enough to
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