Beyond the Dot on the Map: Accessing Hidden Data
Recorded webinar: Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018
We know ShotSpotter provides a dot on a map and triangulates the precise location of a gunfire incident but what happens next? What other key data does a ShotSpotter alert provide for officers and how does it help them plan better for future gunfire incidents? Sergeant John O’Hare of Hartford PD as he shares how ShotSpotter has helped his agency diagnose problems in neighborhoods that he didn’t know existed.
You’ll learn how ShotSpotter has successfully helped Hartford PD to:
• Understand hidden high-crime areas that typically go unnoticed
• Use evidence-based policing to better solve crimes
• Focus on localized crime statistics and data that come in from ShotSpotter alerts
• Develop a plan for reacting to alerts to get repeat offenders
• Act quickly once a gunfire incident happens to collect key witness information
• Develop strong community/police engagement to address persistent gunfire
Guest Speaker: Sgt. John O'Hare of Hartford Police Dept.
Sgt. O'Hare is a former Marine and native of Massachusetts who has been a member of the Hartford Police Department since 2004. He is a highly decorated former Gang Intelligence Officer who currently supervises the Capital City Command Center (C4) that provides real-time and investigative support to Local, State and Federal assets within the Greater Hartford region and beyond. He was instrumental in bringing and deploying ShotSpotter to fully two-thirds of his city of Hartford and helped to provide mobile alerts and intelligence to all the officers and agencies in his direct region.
Moderator: Steven Carter, Senior Director of Customer Success, ShotSpotter, Inc.
Captain Steven W. Carter has been in law enforcement for over 37 years and recently retired as the administrative commander of the Denver Police Department’s Investigative Support Division. In this position he was the program manager for the implementation of the ShotSpotter gunshot detection system. He developed return on investment and performance metrics that are now being marketed to new and existing customers. Captain Carter recently assumed the position of Director of Customer Success with ShotSpotter. In this capacity, he works with clients to get the most out of ShotSpotter and to combine their response with other strategies to reduce gun violence.
Carter has been engaged in the Collaborative Reform project with the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) under a grant from the Department of Justice. Through this contract work his partner and he released an assessment report that proposed over 90 recommendations to the PPD focused on the reduction of officer involved shootings (OIS). These recommendations addressed policies, procedures, practices, training, administrative and criminal investigations of OIS, administrative review of these critical incidents as well as improved community engagement and transparency.
Captain Carter is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program, the 213th Session of the FBI National Academy and the 32nd Session of PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems Management and an Executive Leadership Master of Criminal Justice. He is a certified instructor in problem solving, community policing, domestic violence, and ethics & integrity by the National Center for State & Local Law Enforcement Training out of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).