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Law Enforcement

Support Seattle mayor’s anti-crime proposal, including gunshot detection system

October 18, 2023

Calling crime a “top issue” for Seattleites amidst a burgeoning tally of homicides, the Seattle Times editorial board describes ShotSpotter as a tech that can save lives and help officers investigate shooting incidents. No new funding is required either, as the proposal leverages funds that would normally go toward police salaries but are projected to go unused. While “tech is not the answer to reducing crime,” the piece concludes, [it]…can be a useful tool when used collaboratively with sound policing strategies and transparency.” The proposal now moves on to the City Council for further review.