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Community Alert: Live-Fire Calibration Tests On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, be…

Community Alert: Live-Fire Calibration Tests

On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, between the hours of 9:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M., the Colorado Springs Police Department will conduct a live-fire calibration of our gunshot detection system.

These controlled tests will consist of a sequence of gunshots followed by a validation of sound detection by the system. During the tests, frangible bullets and a bullet trap will be used to ensure public safety. No bullets will be fired into the air or ground. Frangible bullets are designed to break up into smaller pieces upon contact with harder objects or surfaces.

During this process, there will be no danger to the public as a result of these tests. Residents in the Valley Hi, Park Hill, and Pikes Peak Park neighborhoods may hear gunshots from this calibration process during this time frame.

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