Shot Spotter

Implemented by the Boston Police Department in 2007, Shot Spotter serves as an acoustical technology that precisely locates where the area where gunshots have been fired provides immediate notification. On average, notifications arrive one to two minutes before 911 calls. Sometimes, notifications arrive without a 911 call. This state-of-the-art program and enhanced response time better enables us to identify hotspots, recover evidence, and locate people in possession of guns.