Contact: Matt Laible, Communications Department, (612) 673-2786

Jan. 29, 2007

Pull the trigger—suffer the consequences

ShotSpotter’s first month of operation leads to arrests and gun recoveries

WHAT: Mayor R.T. Rybak and Police Chief Tim Dolan will join community members from south Minneapolis to talk about the success of the new ShotSpotter gunshot detection system. In its first month, calls triggered by the system have led to several arrests and gun recoveries.

WHEN: 11:15 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007

WHERE: Little Earth Youth Development Center

2495 18th Ave. S.

(Enter through the doors facing Cedar Field Park—there will be signs to guide you.)

MORE: The ShotSpotter gunfire detection system has been running for a month in about two square miles of south Minneapolis and will be expanded in the coming weeks to cover an area of north Minneapolis as well. ShotSpotter sensors pick up the sound of gunfire, and the system triangulates the location of the gunshot, allowing 911 operators to dispatch police even if no 911 calls on the gunfire are received.

ShotSpotter is one piece of Minneapolis’ significant commitment to investing in public safety technology. More than $2 million will be spent on new technology in the next two years.

NOTE: Media at the event will also be able to get a copy of a DVD video that shows the ShotSpotter system in operation inside the Minneapolis 911 center.

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Published Jan. 29, 2007