Sound Thinking
Law Enforcement

Innovative technology has helped both solve crime and save lives in Rochester

December 10, 2021

When a gun goes off on a city street, the sound is detected by ShotSpotter. Within seconds of activation, police are notified through an app – often times before a 911 call is ever made.

“So, it will get us to that scene 30, 60, sometimes 90 seconds faster than we would have gotten there before, which oftentimes leads toward life-saving measures that are then implemented,” Commander Greg Bello said.