ShotSpotter Announces Chris Delaney and the Rochester Police Department as Recipients of Its Inaugural “Outstanding Best Practices Award”

ShotSpotter, Inc., the world leader in gunshot detection and location systems, today announced the Rochester Police Department and employee Sr. Crime Research Specialist Chris Delaney as recipients of its first-ever “Outstanding Best Practices Award” for extraordinary achievement and innovative use of ShotSpotter’s Gunshot Location System (GLS) technology. Using acoustic sensors, software, and data networking to pinpoint the exact location of gunfire, ShotSpotter GLS solutions provide accurate, real-time alert data to dispatch centers and police officers in the field.

“Upon visiting the Rochester Police Department and meeting Chris Delaney, it became apparent that they had integrated the use of their ShotSpotter GLS alert information into their investigative, crime analysis, and crime fighting methodologies. In addition, they have also developed novel uses for gunfire intelligence data, and were using the information to enable arrests and firearm confiscations never before possible,” said Mike Ries, director of account management of ShotSpotter, Inc. “What Chris Delaney has done is both exceptional and replicable, pointing the way for all ShotSpotter customers to realize the benefits of comprehensive gunfire intelligence to reduce gunfire and related violent crime in the communities that they serve.”

“Integrating the ShotSpotter GLS into the everyday operations of the Rochester Police Department has resulted in significant reductions in violent crime and gunfire activity, firearm confiscations and lives saved for the community of Rochester,” said Jerry Davis, chief operating officer of ShotSpotter, Inc. “We are proud to formally recognize the Rochester Police Department’s achievements driven by Chris Delaney’s initiative. Their efforts are making a great difference in Rochester’s public safety and quality of life.”

The “Outstanding Best Practices Award” was created following the success of ShotSpotter’s Customer Experience Program, which identifies, records and recognizes innovative applications of ShotSpotter’s GLS technology. These best practices are then shared with the ShotSpotter customer community. The new award honors customers who comprehensively and innovatively use ShotSpotter’s capabilities for rapidly and accurately responding to gunfire incidents, predicting crime patterns, re-creating crime sequences and as evidence in courts of law. Delaney will receive several accolades including the opportunity for an all expenses paid trip to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference and Exhibition being held in Denver, October 3–7. He will also receive an appointment to ShotSpotter’s Product Development Advisory Panel, as well as the chance to tour ShotSpotter’s Operations Center and meet the company’s executive team.

About ShotSpotter, Inc.

ShotSpotter, Inc. is the leading developer of mission-essential acoustic surveillance systems. Its flagship product, the ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System®-SA (GLS-SA), pioneered the use of wide-area acoustic surveillance coupled with audio analytics for public safety, homeland security, and military applications. For over a decade, our customers have relied on ShotSpotter GLS solutions to provide them with accurate event detection and actionable intelligence to aid their development of proactive anti-crime strategies and operations. Currently, ShotSpotter GLS solutions protect many cities and counties nationwide, consistently producing arrests and weapons confiscations. Information about ShotSpotter can be found at www.shotspotter.com. For ongoing news, please go to http://www.shotspotter.com/news/index.html.

©2009 ShotSpotter, Inc. All rights reserved. U.S. Patent Nos. 5,504,717; 5,703,835; 5,973,998; 6,847,587; 6,965,541; 7,139,222; 7,266,045; 7,411,865; 7,420,878; 7,474,589; 7,532,542; 7,586,812 and other foreign and domestic patents pending. ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System® is a registered trademark of, and the ShotSpotter logo is a trademark of ShotSpotter, Inc. All other company and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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