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ShotSpotter Effectiveness and Privacy Protections

The other technology panels included license plate readers, facial recognition, and geo-fencing for cell phone number capture. For the first portion of the ShotSpotter panel, former ATF Associate Deputy Director and ShotSpotter’s VP of Analytics & Forensic Services Tom Chittum provided an overview of ShotSpotter’s effectiveness, as well as its...
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ShotSpotter’s Approach to Fourth of July Safety

Hidden amidst the millions of fireworks explosions across the country is the deadly sound of illegal celebratory gunfire, that combined with other types of gunfire, shatters lives and impacts communities. Fourth of July safety is a top priority, and we know that ShotSpotter alerts help police and first responders save...
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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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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...