ShotSpotter Announces Major New Crime Scene Tool For Shooting Investigations
Aids Evidence Collection and Supports Crime Scene Interviews
NEWARK, Calif., April 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ShotSpotter, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSTI), the leader in gunshot detection solutions that help law enforcement officials identify, locate and deter gun violence, today announced a new ShotSpotter crime scene tool – the Investigative Lead Summary (ILS) – that can change the way law enforcement initiates gun crime investigations. The tool provides valuable data on the location, sequence and timing of each round fired in a gun shooting incident and is designed to enable investigators to conduct better interviews of witnesses, suspects and victims, as well as lead to better collection of evidence. The new ILS is now available from the mobile, web or desktop versions of the ShotSpotter Respond app to assist officers on scene responding to a gunshot alert.
The Little Rock, Arkansas Police Department has been testing the ILS and has found it to be valuable in investigating several cases.
“The ShotSpotter ILS is very important for collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses and suspects,” said Sergeant Steve Woodall, of Little Rock PD. “With the immediacy and extra insight from this detailed report, we are able to more effectively pinpoint our search for evidence, which gives us a jump start on deducting what happened.”
“We believe the Investigative Lead Summary will be a game-changer for police departments,” said Ralph A. Clark, President and CEO of ShotSpotter. “The enthusiasm of our initial trial ILS customers was the strongest I have ever seen for a new ShotSpotter feature in my nine-year tenure with the company. This new capability arms officers with powerful data to be more effective in their on-scene investigations and is part of our initiative to bolster the value we provide to agencies post-incident.”
In addition to the ILS for police departments, ShotSpotter offers prosecutors the option of a Detailed Forensic Report (DFR) – a court-admissible document that produces similar information, but is thoroughly researched by forensic engineers for validation. ShotSpotter will also provide a qualified expert witness, as needed, to work with prosecutors for consultation or courtroom testimony.
About ShotSpotter Inc.
ShotSpotter (NASDAQ: SSTI) provides precision-policing solutions for law enforcement to help deter gun violence and make cities, campuses and facilities safer. The company’s flagship product, ShotSpotter® Flex™, is the leading gunshot detection, location and forensic analysis system, and is trusted by 100 cities. ShotSpotter® Missions™ (formerly HunchLab) uses artificial intelligence-driven analysis to help strategically plan patrol missions and tactics for maximum crime deterrence. ShotSpotter has been designated a Great Place to Work® company.
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This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to statements regarding the anticipated benefits to ShotSpotter customers and marketplace acceptance of ShotSpotter’s newly introduced Investigate Lead Summary. Words such as “believe,” “potential,” “plans,” “predict,” “will,” variations of these terms or the negative of these terms and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are beyond ShotSpotter’s control. ShotSpotter’s actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including but not limited to customer and market acceptance and use of ILS and achieving its intended benefits, as well as other risk factors included including ShotSpotter’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and other SEC filings. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and were based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections as well as the beliefs and assumptions of management. Except as required by law, ShotSpotter undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or changes in its expectations.
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Released April 30, 2019