CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Police departments across the country are turning to gun detection technology in an effort to increase their response to gun activity.

The City of Springfield has used Shotspotter for over a decade. Holyoke’s City Council recently voted to accept a nearly $65,000 grant from the Attorney General’s Office meant specifically to install ShotSpotter across two square miles.

But, does this technology reduce crime? The 22News I-Team wanted to find out how this tool works, how law enforcement uses it, and its limitations.

Watch 22News I-Team reporter Kate Wilkinson’s report on gun detection technology, Tuesday on 22News at 6 p.m.