“We do that through combining software with a network of sensors that have the ability to understand a loud popper boom noise,” ShotSpotter CEO Ralph Clark said. “After we’ve identified the specific location of that particular event, we go through some steps to filter out those incidents that aren’t gunshots,...
The San Pablo Police Department recovered 17 stolen vehicles and identified five suspects in a Bay Area stolen car ring. Detectives uncovered the ring after a ShotSpotter reported gunshots. At the scene, an 18-year-old man suffering injuries said someone began shooting him after he tried to confront several people who...
Omaha police officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert and observed a vehicle in the area which appeared to be consistent with 911 callers’ descriptions of a suspect vehicle involved in the shots fired incident. Omaha Police Department later examined the firearm recovered from the vehicle and casings recovered from the...
From Winston-Salem to Greenville and soon-to-be Fayetteville, ShotSpotter is trusted by cities across North Carolina for its ability to help them recover firearms, locate evidence and locate victims – saving lives.
ShotSpotter led Memphis police officers to a deadly shooting where a man was shot in the face inside a car outside a house after the shots rang out. While officers were on the scene, they spotted the suspect’s vehicle in the surveillance video at a convenience store across the street.
In Chicago, shootings are down 20% through the end of summer and homicides have fallen 16%. That means 101 fewer people were shot this year than last.
Officers have recovered 47 firearms and saved at least two lives in the past year.
Rochester PD credits ShotSpotter for enabling a faster response to gunfire and saving lives. “This is a key tool that allows first responders to get there, both police and EMS and the fire department — all first responders to get to a scene quicker.” said Lieutenant Greg Bello.
According to the Mobile Police Department, within the first few hours of ShotSpotter going live, the system detected a single gunshot, and within a couple minutes, the shooter was located and arrested.
Officers patrolling in the area heard the gunfire, and then used ShotSpotter to pinpoint where the shooting happened. They found a 30-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds when they arrived at the scene.