Atlantic City, NJ and SST, Inc. Announce Partnership to Use ShotSpotter™ Gunfire Location, Alert & Analysis Service to Combat Gun Violence & Enhance Emergency Response & Crime Intelligence
ShotSpotter Flex℠ to Help Police Department Respond Safer and Faster and Gain Valuable Gunfire & Crime Intelligence Data
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Atlantic City, NJ Police Department (ACPD) today announced its partnership with SST, Inc., the world leader and innovator in wide-area acoustic surveillance and gunfire location and alert technology, to subscribe to SST’s ShotSpotter Flex℠ solution to detect and locate gunfire incidents and gather gunfire intelligence in its effort to improve the safety, security and quality of life for its residents by ridding the city of gun crime and gun violence. ShotSpotter Flex is the only wide-area acoustic surveillance gunshot detection, alert and analysis solution in the world and delivers the critical data and actionable information that public safety and law enforcement agencies need not only to respond efficiently to gunfire incidents faster and more safely, but also to enable them to proactively develop effective problem-oriented, data-driven policing strategies and tactical operations using the real-time intelligence provided by ShotSpotter.
“Safety and security for our residents and visitors is paramount to our efforts, and we take illegal gunfire and gun violence very seriously,” said ACPD Chief of Police Ernest Jubilee. “To resolve that, we’re integrating our police strategies and tactical operations with the use of the ShotSpotter Flex service to provide the gunfire data and intelligence we need to combat gun violence and related gun crime. The solution not only provides us with the intelligence we need to respond faster and safer to gunfire, but also enables us to more effectively investigate and prosecute illegal gun use.”
ShotSpotter Flex will be delivered to the ACPD in a subscription-based services offering, making it more affordable and more easily deployed, and without the burden and cost of managing hardware and additional IT and other resources. ACPD will leverage the actionable intelligence and real-time and immediate gunshot location data provided by ShotSpotter Flex to support its strategic policing measures in a designated ShotSpotter Flex coverage area. Among the key benefits delivered by ShotSpotter Flex are:
- Instant, Accurate Situational Awareness – Precise gunfire incident information enables informed decisions for faster emergency response while also improving situational intelligence and increasing first responder safety.
- Enhanced Forensics Analysis & Crime Analysis – Detailed forensic data and intelligence improves the investigative process leading to more thorough investigations and enhanced prosecutions for gun-related crime.
- Expert Incident Qualification – A highly trained team of gunfire acoustic experts at the SST Operations Center review and qualify all incidents immediately and pass valuable, actionable gunfire incident data to 9-1-1 dispatch centers and mobile police units enabling accurate and reliable data.
- Long-Term Crime Deterrence – Awareness of all gunfire incidents and cumulative data enables proactive crime analysis and strategic deterrence.
“Helping communities and cities throughout the world become safer by eliminating gun violence and related crime is our mission,” said Ralph A. Clark, President & CEO of SST. “Our goal is to help improve public and community safety. We’re honored to work with Atlantic City, and are committed to providing them the critical information and expertise needed to eliminate gun crime. The Atlantic City Police Department is taking progressive steps in their approach to reducing illegal gun use and gun violence, and we’re honored that they’ve entrusted ShotSpotter Flex to play such a vital role in this critically important initiative.”
The technology will be deployed in areas with high concentrations of illegal gunfire and ACPD will use the newly attainable data for its strategic and tactical policing operations, crime analysis, investigations, and prosecutorial efforts.
About SST, Inc.
SST, Inc. is the world leader in gunshot detection, and its ShotSpotter solutions are the leading gunfire alert and analysis solutions. Its public safety technology solutions are focused on improving public and community safety by locating gunfire and other explosive events, and ultimately, helping reduce and prevent gun violence and improving intelligence-led policing and community policing initiatives. SST solutions protect cities and countries around the world, with more than 80 installations in four countries and in almost 70 US cities. Privately held, the company possesses a multitude of patents that are the result of nearly two decades of innovation in the area of acoustic gunshot location technology. Information about SST and ShotSpotter can be found at www.sst-inc.com or www.shotspotter.com. You can also follow SST and ShotSpotter solutions on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Lydia Barrett, 650-833-9534
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Source: SST, Inc.
Released May 22, 2012