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Law Enforcement

Cleveland to expand ShotSpotter to all five police districts

May 22, 2023

The ShotSpotter technology is an incredibly important element that is greatly improving the capabilities of police officers to act swiftly in the event of critical incidents,” said Cleveland police chief Wayne Drummond, in a statement. “Data reflects that shootings are responded to faster, and lives are saved, which is by far the greatest benefit.”

According to the city, the ShotSpotter pilot in the fourth district recorded 10,000 incidents of gunfire and was “instrumental” in saving 12 lives, as police and EMS responded fast enough to provide first aid.