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How ShotSpotter technology is helping combat rising Sacramento crime

September 19, 2023

It’s been a violent few weeks in Sacramento County, with a string of deadly shootings fueling a rise in violent crime. Deputies are utilizing any and all resources to keep up with troubling trends, including technology known as ShotSpotter.

Sgt. Amar Gandhi, a spokesperson for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, praised the accuracy and the boost it’s giving to the department. “The shot-spotter technology takes our response to a whole new level,” Sgt. Gandhi said. “This doesn’t target any certain group, or anything other than gunshots, in areas that we know are impacted by gun violence.”