Precision Law Enforcement: Can Gunfire Detection Technology Serve and Protect Everyone?

Joe Selvaggi talks with SoundThinking’s Senior Vice President Tom Chittum about gunfire location technology promises and pitfalls when deployed by law enforcement in high-crime communities.



Tom Chittum is a lawyer, leader, and public safety executive dedicated to enhancing justice and safety in America. He is a licensed attorney and Senior Vice President at SoundThinking, a public safety technology company, where he leads a team using data and forensic tools to combat gun crime. A retired federal agent and former Associate Deputy Director of the ATF, Chittum has over 27 years of experience in law enforcement, he has conducted and overseen thousands of investigations and frequently testified as an expert witness. An adjunct professor at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law, he teaches “Firearms Law & the Second Amendment” and regularly speaks on crime and policing. Chittum holds degrees from Marshall University, Eastern Kentucky University, and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

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  1. kidCoder Member

    Betteridge’s Law of Headlines applies.

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  2. Paul Stinchfield Member
    Paul Stinchfield

    I haven’t listened to the podcast, but I have noticed that at least some of the opposition to Shotspotter comes from people who want to hamstring the police–in order to shield criminals from arrest. See, for example, the mayor of Chicago.

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