Addition of Globally-Recognized Leader in Data Driven Law Enforcement Expands Board to Seven
Newark, Calif – November 15, 2017 – ShotSpotter, Inc. (NASDAQ:SSTI), the leader in gunshot detection solutions that help law enforcement officials and security personnel identify, locate and deter gun violence, today announced that William J. Bratton has joined its Board of Directors as a Class I director. The addition of Bratton increases the Board to seven members.
Mr. Bratton is currently Senior Managing Director of Teneo Holdings, a global CEO advisory firm, and Executive Chairman of its Teneo Risk division. Mr. Bratton also serves as the Vice Chairman for the Secretary of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council. Mr. Bratton has over 40 years of experience in law enforcement, including as Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department and Commissioner of the New York City and Boston Police Departments. Mr. Bratton previously served as a member of ShotSpotter’s Board of Directors, from April 2013 until December 2013, when he resigned in order to serve his second appointment as Commissioner of the New York City Police Department.
Ralph Clark, President and CEO of ShotSpotter, said “Bill and I both believe that reducing and preventing gun violence begins with actionable data that allows for precise, directed law enforcement interventions and improved community engagement. Bill’s experience will be extremely valuable to ShotSpotter as we seek to expand our leadership in gunshot detection solutions domestically and expand our footprint internationally.”
“Many of today’s law enforcement agencies, even in the biggest cities, are struggling to combat rising gun violence with limited resources,” said Bill Bratton. “ShotSpotter’s ability to accurately alert where and when gunfire occurs helps to direct those limited resources to those hotspots. I am pleased to join the Board of Directors and help reduce gun violence around the world.”
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About ShotSpotter, Inc.
ShotSpotter is the leader in gunshot detection solutions that help law enforcement officials and security personnel identify, locate and deter gun violence. ShotSpotter offers its solutions on a SaaS-based subscription model. ShotSpotter is based in Newark, California.