DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Durham City Council approved a one-year contract for the ShotSpotter program on Monday.
All but two council members voted yes for the contract expected to cost more than $197,000.
ShotSpotter is a series of sensors placed in a community that can detect when gunshots are fired.
Officers can then be alerted and deployed to a scene more quickly than if they wait for a 911 call.
Durham is the sixth city in the state to get the technology.