ShotSpotter

City of Houston

ShotSpotter program effectiveness questioned by Houston City Council members

Posted on · A year into the city's 5-year, $3.5 million contract with ShotSpotter, a sensor system that alerts law enforcement when a gunshot is detected, Amy Peck says the "jury is still out" on whether the program can be considered successful.

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Houston Matters

Gunfire-detection technology (Aug. 3, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We revisit the city’s contract with ShotSpotter, technology that detects shots fired and informs police so they can investigate. Some say it contributes to slowed response times for other emergencies.

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Can technology fill the void where more police officers are needed? (Dec. 15, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The city considers new technology that identifies where and when shots are fired and alerts police. Can it fill the void of additional law enforcement personnel the city can’t afford?

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