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NYPD's Bratton: $180M Federal Grant to Fight Terrorism

By    |   Sunday, 05 Apr 2015 10:46 PM

A $180 million federal grant to the New York City Police Department will be used in its counterterrorism operations, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Sunday.

"This comes on top of the … billions we’ve received since 9/11," Bratton said in an interview on "The Cats Roundtable" on AM 970 in New York.

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The money pays for analysts, overtime and equipment, Bratton told host John Catsimatidis.

"[It’s] even more important this year because of all the incredible expansion of terrorist-related activities around the world, and all that we’re seeing going on in the Mideast right now," Bratton said. "We’re still mindful that we remain the No. 1 terrorist target in the world."

Bratton also said the NYPD headcount will be raised this year, and he praised the results of the ShotSpotter system, which is already detecting shots fired.

Devices have been installed in 17 precincts in Brooklyn and the Bronx, covering 15 square miles in some of the city's most prolific crime and shooting areas, he said.

"We have already experienced, in just the less than two weeks they’ve been up and running, over 50 instances of shots being detected by these devices, he said.

In 80 percent of the shots detected, nobody from the neighborhoods called 911 to report them, Bratton added.

"Unfortunately, there’s been so many gunshots over so many decades that people no longer call them in to the police," he said.

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A $180 million federal grant to the New York City Police Department will be used in its counterterrorism operations, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Sunday.
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