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  • ? Cameras attached to fixed locations or to patrol cars that are used to track license plates.
  • ? Video cameras that police attach to their uniforms to record interactions with the public.
  • ? A voluntary registry of privacy security cameras people have installed on their properties.
  • ? Devices that masquerade as legitimate cell-phone towers to surveillance people's phones.
  • ? Remote-controlled aerial vehicles that police use to gather footage from the sky.
  • ? Software that can identify or verify the identity of an individual using their face.
  • ? Intelligence centers that enable information sharing between local, state, tribal, territorial, and federal agencies.
  • ? A system of acoustic sensors mounted on street lights or on the sides of buildings that passively listen for gunshots.
  • ? Software that suggests neighborhoods or individuals for further law enforcement attention.
  • ? Real-Time Crime Centers are hubs where police ingest and analyze surveillance video, intelligence, and data from a number of sources in real-time.
  • ? Police negotiate partnerships with Ring to promote home surveillance devices and neighborhood watch app to private residents.
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Birmingham Police Department Birmingham Jefferson County AL Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
In 2019, the Birmingham Police Department renewed a three-year contract for $2.6 million with ShotSpotter for gunshot detection technology.

Links:
News article (WBRC)
News article (CBS42)
News article (WBRC)

Agency: Birmingham Police Department
State: AL
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

In 2019, the Birmingham Police Department renewed a three-year contract for $2.6 million with ShotSpotter for gunshot detection technology.

Birmingham Police Department Birmingham Jefferson County AL Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Birmingham City Council approved the installation of 95 surveillance cameras that work with the city's ShotSpotter system in 2019.

Links:
News article (AL.com)

Agency: Birmingham Police Department
State: AL
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Birmingham City Council approved the installation of 95 surveillance cameras that work with the city's ShotSpotter system in 2019.

Montgomery Police Department Montgomery Montgomery County AL Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Montgomery Police Department began using ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in 2009.

Links:
News article (Business Wire )

Agency: Montgomery Police Department
State: AL
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Montgomery Police Department began using ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in 2009.

Little Rock Police Department Little Rock Pulaski County AR Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Little Rock Police Department began using ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in December 2018.

Links:
News article (THV11)

Agency: Little Rock Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Little Rock Police Department began using ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in December 2018.

Glendale Police Department Glendale Maricopa County AZ Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Glendale Police Department started using Shotspotter gunshot detection technology in 2002.

Links:
News article (AZ Central)

Agency: Glendale Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Glendale Police Department started using Shotspotter gunshot detection technology in 2002.

Bakersfield Police Department Bakersfield Kern County CA Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
Bakersfield Police Department has been using Shotspotter gunshot detection technology since March 2018. The initial two-year contract was paid for with a $450,000 Project Safe Neighborhood Grant,.

Links:
News article (FOX Bakersfield Now)
News article (Government Technology)
News article (FOX Bakersfield Now)

Agency: Bakersfield Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

Bakersfield Police Department has been using Shotspotter gunshot detection technology since March 2018. The initial two-year contract was paid for with a $450,000 Project Safe Neighborhood Grant,.

East Palo Alto Police Department East Palo Alto San Mateo County CA Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The East Palo Alto Police Department started using ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in 2007.

Links:
News article (Business Wire)
Government information (City of East Palo Alto)
Government budget/purchasing (City of East Palo Alto)

Agency: East Palo Alto Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The East Palo Alto Police Department started using ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in 2007.

Fresno Police Department Fresno Fresno County CA Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Fresno Police Department has used ShotSpotter gunshot detection software since 2015.

Links:
News Article (The Fresno Bee)
News article (ABC 30)
News article (GV Wire)

Agency: Fresno Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Fresno Police Department has used ShotSpotter gunshot detection software since 2015.

Fresno Police Department Fresno Fresno County CA Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Fresno Police Department has used ShotSpotter gunshot detection software since 2015.

Links:
News article (The Fresno Bee)
News article (ABC 30)
News article (GV Wire)

Agency: Fresno Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Fresno Police Department has used ShotSpotter gunshot detection software since 2015.

Oakland Police Department Oakland Alameda County CA Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Oakland Police Department employs ShopSpotter gunshot detection technology.

Links:
Vendor information (ShotSpotter.com)
News article (CBS)
Government information (Oakland Wiki)

Agency: Oakland Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Oakland Police Department employs ShopSpotter gunshot detection technology.

Redwood City Police Department Redwood City San Mateo County CA Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Redwood City Police Department has used ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology since 1996.

Links:
Government information (Redwood City Police Department)
News article (Wired)

Agency: Redwood City Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Redwood City Police Department has used ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology since 1996.

San Mateo County Sheriff's Office' Redwood City San Mateo County CA Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office employs ShopSpotter gunshot detection technology.

Links:
Vendor information (ShotSpotter.com)
Public Record (Superior Court of California)

Agency: San Mateo County Sheriff's Office'
State: CA
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office employs ShopSpotter gunshot detection technology.

Richmond Police Department Richmond Contra Costa County CA Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Richmond Police Department has installed ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology over six square miles of the city's "most troubled geography."

Links:
Government information (City of Richmond)
Meeting documents (Google Books)

Agency: Richmond Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Richmond Police Department has installed ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology over six square miles of the city's "most troubled geography."

Sacramento County Sheriff's Office Sacramento Sacramento County CA Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office implemented a ShotSpotter gunshot detection system in 2017. However, the sheriff announced plans to end the contract after 2020 due to budget constraints.

Links:
News article (Fox News)

Agency: Sacramento County Sheriff's Office
State: CA
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office implemented a ShotSpotter gunshot detection system in 2017. However, the sheriff announced plans to end the contract after 2020 due to budget constraints.

Sacramento Police Department Sacramento Sacramento County CA Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Sacramento Police Department obtained ShotSpotter gunshot detection software in 2015. SPD renewed the contract for five years in 2020.

Links:
News article (Government Technology)

Agency: Sacramento Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Sacramento Police Department obtained ShotSpotter gunshot detection software in 2015. SPD renewed the contract for five years in 2020.

Salinas Police Department Salinas Monterey CA Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Salinas Police Department started using ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in 2015.

Links:
News article (KSBW8)
Government information (Salinas Police Department website. Where I simply searched ShotSpotter. )
Vendor information (shotspotter.com)

Agency: Salinas Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Salinas Police Department started using ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in 2015.

San Diego Police Department San Diego San Diego County CA Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The San Diego Police Department installed ShotSpotter gunshot detection systems in Valencia Park, Skyline, O’Farrell and Lincoln Park in 2016.

Links:
News article (San Diego Union Tribune)

Agency: San Diego Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The San Diego Police Department installed ShotSpotter gunshot detection systems in Valencia Park, Skyline, O’Farrell and Lincoln Park in 2016.

University of California San Diego Police Department San Diego San Diego County CA Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The University of California San Diego Police Department installed ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology on campus in 2017. The initial installation cost $46,000, with a recurring annual fee of $71,000.

Links:
News article (NBC San Diego)

Agency: University of California San Diego Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The University of California San Diego Police Department installed ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology on campus in 2017. The initial installation cost $46,000, with a recurring annual fee of $71,000.

San Francisco Police Department San Francisco San Francisco County CA Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The San Francisco Police Department has been using Shotspotter gunshot detection technology since 2008.

Links:
News article (CNN)

Agency: San Francisco Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The San Francisco Police Department has been using Shotspotter gunshot detection technology since 2008.

San Pablo Police Department San Pablo Contra Costa County CA Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The San Pablo Police Department have been using ShotSpotter since 2011.

Links:
Vendor information (ShotSpotter)

Agency: San Pablo Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The San Pablo Police Department have been using ShotSpotter since 2011.

Stockton Police Department Stockton San Joaquin County CA Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Stockton Police Department has been using Shotspotter gunshot detection technology since 2013.

Links:
News article (CBS Sacramento)
News article (BusinessWire)
News article (Recordnet)

Agency: Stockton Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Stockton Police Department has been using Shotspotter gunshot detection technology since 2013.

Denver Police Department Denver Denver County CO Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Denver Police Department uses ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology.

Links:
Government information (Denver Government)

Agency: Denver Police Department
State: CO
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Denver Police Department uses ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology.

Bridgeport Police Department Bridgeport Fairfield County CT Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Bridgeport Police Department began using ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in 2018.

Links:
Government information (Bridgeport Connecticut)

Agency: Bridgeport Police Department
State: CT
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Bridgeport Police Department began using ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in 2018.

Hartford Police Department Hartford Hartford County CT Body-worn Cameras ShotSpotter
In 2012, the Hartford Police Department installed ShotSpotter and in 2016 expanded coverage to the entire city for $500,000.

Links:
News article (Hartford Courant)
News article (Hartford Courant)
News article (WTNH)

Agency: Hartford Police Department
State: CT
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: ShotSpotter

In 2012, the Hartford Police Department installed ShotSpotter and in 2016 expanded coverage to the entire city for $500,000.

New Haven Police Department New Haven New Haven County CT Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The New Haven Police Department expanded its use of ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in 2016. The agency spends $220,000 a year on the technology.

Links:
News article (New Haven Register)
News article (NBC Connecticut )

Agency: New Haven Police Department
State: CT
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The New Haven Police Department expanded its use of ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in 2016. The agency spends $220,000 a year on the technology.