On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, between 8:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M., the Colorado Springs Police Department will conduct a live-fire calibration of its Gunshot Detection System.
These controlled tests will consist of a sequence of gunshots, immediately followed by a validation of sound detection by the system. During these tests, frangible bullets, designed to break apart upon impact, will be fired into bullet traps to ensure public safety. No bullets will be fired into the air or ground. There will be no threat to the public as a result of the tests.
Residents in the Valley Hi, Park Hill, and Pikes Peak Park neighborhoods may hear gunshots from this calibration process during this time frame.