Heads Up: Controlled Shooting Scheduled In Peoria

The Peoria Police Department has scheduled calibration testing for new ShotSpotter detection systems.

The new installations are in the East Bluff and Near North end. Adequate testing of the operation and accuracy of the system will require Peoria Police Firearm Range Instructors to discharge firearms within those areas.

The testing will occur at around 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and is expected to take about 30 minutes.

Peoria Police say precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of all persons and property in the areas where test shots will be fired.

Prior to the actual discharge of firearms at each test site an automated reverse 911 notification call will be made in the vicinity to warn citizens and advise them to stay indoors for the duration of the test. Another reverse 911 message will be activated when the testing is concluded.

Officials say if anyone feels the need to call police as a result of hearing gunfire, they are still urged to do so. Peoria Police dispatchers will be informed of the location of the testing and should be able to verify if what a caller is hearing is a result of the process.

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