statue-of-justice

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...
community_and_privacy

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...
precision-policing

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...

Gunshot Detection Technology Proves to be Tip of the Spear for Smart Crime Gun Intelligence

Gun violence is a severe problem in this country, but after the tumultuous year of 2020 it has exploded into a full-blown crisis that impacts communities, law enforcement and businesses. In 2020 the U.S. had the highest number of gun violence deaths in more than 20 years, according to data...