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The ACLU Was Wrong About ShotSpotter Technology. Here’s Why.

At ShotSpotter, we appreciate and respect the ACLU’s mission to defend and preserve individual rights and liberties. With its influence and prominent platform for doing good, though, comes the responsibility to be accurate and fair. Unfortunately, the August 2021 byline titled “Four Problems with the ShotSpotter Gunshot Detection System” contained...
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Three Violence Prevention Strategies For Your Community

All too often, the desire for safer and healthier communities is palpable, yet challenges arise due to a lack of trust between stakeholders, limited resources, and disagreements over proposed solutions. To overcome these common obstacles and move forward in stemming the tide of violence, community members should consider these holistic,...
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Community and Privacy: The Role of Police Technology Providers

Many of our individual activities leave behind a digital trail. Cell phone activities. Credit cards. Social media engagement. Website clicks. Today, our digital trails have become so expansive that people are more conscious of privacy issues than ever before. Just because you share personal information through the devices you use...
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What is ShotSpotter’s Precision Policing Platform?

To understand how a precision policing platform helps law enforcement prevent crime and enhance community trust, let’s first address the precision policing philosophy that is the foundation of ShotSpotter’s platform.   Precision policing is a framework for structuring, managing, motivating, and leading a twenty-first-century police force. It’s built upon the...
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Building a Criminal Investigation for Effective Prosecution

When it comes to building a criminal investigation for effective prosecution, ultimately solving crimes and upholding public safety, both investigators and prosecutors have invaluable and interconnected roles to play. In an ideal world, investigators will meticulously document every relevant detail and publish their findings in a highly organized, easy-to-digest report...
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Four Steps to Improving the Relationship Between Police and Community

The relationship between police and community centers around a complex and deeply rooted social contract that will take concentrated effort and time to piece back together. But there are some actionable steps police can take to start improving relations. 1. Identify Areas Experiencing the Highest Level of Trauma & Gun...