Foundation Supports Cleveland Police Investment in ShotSpotter Technology, Based on Success of Test Program

Cleveland Police Foundation supports this significant program designed to spot gun violence, save lives, improve response time and take weapons off the street.

Cleveland, Ohio (October 18, 2022)—The Cleveland Police Foundation (CPF) announces that it supports the Division of Cleveland Police investment in ShotSpotter. Funding will come from the American Rescue Plan Act.

This is an important and even critical initiative that protects our citizens and police officers, according to Dick Clough, CPF board president.

“Our Foundation heartily endorses this investment. The success of the ShotSpotter program has been well documented,” said Clough.  “At a time when our police division is undermanned, technology is critical to saving lives in the most challenged 13 square miles where the technology will be employed.”

Since 2022, ShotSpotter has saved seven lives, recovered 52 guns and led to 44 arrests, according to District Four Police Commander Brandon Kutz.

More information about the ShotSpotter Program can be found at or contact CPF Executive Director Rick DeChant at 216-536-6776 or Please note that the Cleveland Police Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with both the IRS and the State of Ohio.

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