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ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System to be Demonstrated at Meeting of the Metro Council’s Safety Committee

Monday March 26, 2007

Louisville Metro Council
Media Advisory
For Immediate Release          
Media Contact:     
Stephen Haag, Jr.
574-1204 / 645-1752

The regular meeting of the Public Safety Committee on March 26th at 5:00 p.m. will be held offsite at the Louisville Metro Police Department’s Firearms Training Center (4201 Algonquin Parkway). The change in location will allow for a demonstration of the ShotSpotter Gunshot Location Technology, which provides law enforcement agencies with the capability to instantly identify, locate and give a visual of the location of a gunshot event in an urban area. Members of the Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee, along with representatives from the Louisville and Lexington Police Departments will be on hand for the presentation.

Information on ShotSpotter Technology:

  • ShotSpotter has been reducing gunfire by up to 75% in cities in which it has been deployed for the past decade.
  • The system consistently detects 50- 80% more incidents of gunfire than are reported by the public and has reduced violent crime rates by more than 30%.
  • Other cities using the technology include: Charleston, SC, Columbus, OH, Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, Washington D.C., Oakland, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Boston, MA
  • ShotSpotter was brought to the attention of the Council by Councilman Robin Engel (District 22), who has asked for a presentation at Monday’s Public Safety Meeting.

For more information on this product please visit:

Robin Engel (R) 22