City of Virginia Beach, VA

07/20/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/20/2021 17:30

VBPD to Conduct a Controlled Live Fire Validation Test of the ShotSpotter System

Virginia Beach, Va. - On Wednesday, July 21, 2021 for periods of time between 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. , the Virginia Beach Police Department will conduct a controlled Live Fire validation of its ShotSpotter system within the Second Precinct resort area to calibrate and maintain effective sensor response.

There may be brief road closures in the area to accommodate this testing.

Residents, visitors and business owners are urged to continue to call 911 when shots are heard in their vicinity so police can respond to determine if it is attributed to testing or an unrelated incident.