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Hammond announces agreement with ShotSpotter

March 12, 2024

WLPR-FM reported on the addition of ShotSpotter technology in Hammond, IN. The technology, which will be funded through a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as casino revenues, is part of the city’s comprehensive strategy to reduce gun crimes through smarter policing practices. “Our top priority is ensuring the safety of all Hammond residents,” said Chief of Police William Short. “By deploying ShotSpotter’s proven technology, we are adding an essential tool that will enable our officers to rapidly pinpoint and respond to gunfire, ultimately helping to save lives and increase crime incident awareness.”