William J. Bratton Joins SST, Inc. Board of Directors
Law Enforcement Veteran Recognized for Data-Driven Policing Joins Silicon Valley Developer of ShotSpotter™ Gunfire Detection and Analysis Solutions
NEWARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SST, Inc., today announced that Bill Bratton, chief executive officer of The Bratton Group, LLC and Bratton Technologies, has joined the company’s board of directors, effective April 12, 2013. Bratton was the former Chief of Police of the Los Angeles Police Department and Police Commissioner of the New York City and Boston Police Departments. Bratton brings to SST over 40 years of experience in developing and executing crime reduction strategies in major cities throughout the United States and abroad.
SST’s ability to maximize the effectiveness of public safety agencies through innovative technology, unique and proprietary data, and a robust analytics platform was the impetus for Bratton joining the SST, Inc. board of directors. He is recognized as a thought leader in modern policing, and known as the creator of CompStat, a data-driven management model he introduced during his tenure as the Police Commissioner of the New York City Police Department. As a result of CompStat, today most law enforcement agencies incorporate technology, data, and analytics to identify crime “hot spots;” proactively address criminal issues before they arise; respond quickly and effectively to crime incidents; and engage with community and residents to improve neighborhood safety and security. The widespread adoption of this pioneering approach to police work not only aids in reducing crime, it has been proven to create better community relations.
“Vibrant, viable and healthy communities are not possible with the ugly specter of gun violence violating the public safety rights due to every citizen,” said Ralph Clark, president and chief executive officer of SST, Inc. “Bill and I share the view that reducing gun violence, and the criminal activity that accompanies gun violence, starts with actionable data which allows law enforcement and communities a more effective and directed response in reducing gun violence and creating safer neighborhoods.”
“SST combines deep domain experience with data analysis to develop concrete intelligence that law enforcement agencies can use to drive decisions that reduce crime and deliver measurable outcomes,” said Bratton. “Being on this Board is a natural fit for me. Today’s law enforcement agencies, even in the biggest cities, are struggling to combat rising gun violence with limited resources. ShotSpotter technology’s ability to accurately report where gunfire occurs helps to direct those limited resources to those hotspots, deterring and preventing gun violence.”
For over a decade, SST, Inc. has assisted law enforcement and government agencies around the globe in reducing gun violence with its gunfire alert and analysis solutions. Its ShotSpotter™ Flex solution detects gunfire incidents in real-time and delivers critical data and actionable information, enabling public safety and law enforcement agencies to respond quickly and efficiently to gunfire incidents. ShotSpotter™ Flex enables data-driven policing strategies that achieve tangible results such as high value arrests; witness interviews; crime gun seizures; critical evidence collection such as spent shell casings; and victim assistance. In addition, this forensically sound and court accepted data has been critical in facilitating fair and efficient prosecution for gun crimes.
“SST’s directors and investors are delighted to welcome Bill to the company,” said Pascal Levensohn, chairman of the board. “Our enthusiasm about the company’s execution and future growth prospects is magnified by Chief Bratton’s presence on our board. We value his wisdom and international perspective as the company continues to widen its global leadership in gunfire alert and data analysis solutions.”
About SST, Inc.
SST, Inc. consults and partners with local and federal law enforcement agencies in the US and abroad to reduce gunshot violence through the use of its gunfire alert and analysis solution. SST’s ShotSpotter™ Flex is the leading gunfire alert and analysis solution for detecting gunshots and providing critical intelligence to give law enforcement agencies the detailed real-time data needed to investigate, analyze and prosecute gun related crimes. The company’s deep domain experience, along with cumulative agency best practice experience, delivers measurable outcomes that contribute to reducing gun violence. SST is a proven solution provider with more than 75 installations across the United States and the world. Privately held, the company possesses multiple patents resulting from 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. Information on SST and ShotSpotter solutions is available on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Source: SST, Inc.
Released May 23, 2013