Omaha Police: ShotSpotter benefits outweigh costs

“Before ShotSpotter it was a wild goose chase. We would come to an area and look for whatever we could find, and usually not very successful,” said Captain Steve Cerveny. Cpt. Cerveny runs the Criminal Investigations Division at the Omaha Police Department. “Overwhelmingly, we are able to locate evidence more...

Surgeon: Having a machine listen for gunshots has helped us save lives

Seconds matter when there’s a gunshot wound victim. Trauma surgeon Dr. Anna Goldenberg-Sandau from Cooper Health analyzed nine years of gun violence data from Camden, NJ, and uncovered that ShotSpotter “identified and assisted gunshot victims who would otherwise not receive life-saving help.” Since ShotSpotter’s implementation, Camden experienced its lowest crime...