I don’t usually blog about my work directly, if only because there’s a link to it up above. But it’s also not every day that your company finds its way onto the front page of a major national newspaper. The article (“Gunshot Sensors are Giving D.C. Police Jump on Suspects”) tells the story of the large deployment of ShotSpotter technology in Washington, DC by the Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI.
So today I’m going to brag a bit: ShotSpotter systems are now deployed in cities nationwide, from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC, and they’re saving lives and helping police make arrest. ShotSpotter systems really do make a difference (60-80% reduction in gunfire rates in coverage areas, 30% reduction in violent crime rates in some areas we cover, we helped FBI and local authorities catch the Ohio Sniper back in 2003-2004), and its gratifying when the press picks up the facts and–for once–makes the front page news out of some good news.