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How to Improve Investigation Clearance Rates with Federal Funding

September 07, 2021

Naturally, improving clearance rates is a top priority for every law enforcement agency. Not only does it get serial offenders off the street, but importantly provides a degree of closure and justice for victims and their families. According to FBI Uniform Crime Reporting, national clearance rates have been hovering in...

How to Maximize Agency Resources with Federal Funding

By: Wendy Ethridge August 31, 2021

In a recent PERF survey, 48% of police agencies reported budget and staffing shortages. Resource constraints have forced many agencies to make tough decisions on where and how to deploy resources. And, the timing of these resource challenges couldn’t be worse. Over the last year, cities have faced multiple pandemics....

ShotSpotter’s Response to Associated Press Article

August 26, 2021

On August 19, 2021, the Associated Press published an article titled: “Police Jailed a Man for Murder; Algorithm was Key Evidence”. Unfortunately, it contained a false narrative claiming that ShotSpotter and its “secret” algorithms are somehow primarily responsible for the unjust charging, arrest and extended jail time of a defendant,...