The Foundation funded a ShotSpotter Zone near Ottawa Park, The Toledo Hospital, and the Scott Park District Station. ShotSpotter uses acoustic sensors and triangulation to detect gunshots and relays the information to police within 60 seconds. The real-time alerts notify law enforcement when and where gun incidents occur, resulting in faster police responses.
From the program’s implementation in June 2021 to October 2022, police made 51 arrests and recovered 55 guns in the ShotSpotter Zone. During that period, 78 percent of the ShotSpotter alerts did not have corresponding calls to 911—confirming the program’s enormous benefit.