Tag: ShotSpotter
UF Environmental Health & Safety staff recently attached four smaller houses to the outside of the newest barn in hopes of enticing the bats to begin the relocation process on their own. Photo Credit: Bri Lehan/University of Florida

A.G. GancarskiMarch 8, 2018

Jacksonville on the Rise, a new local political committee designed to boost Mayor Lenny Curry‘s re-election bid, released its first ad this week: a six-figure buy. As one would expect, the ad extols Curry’s first term accomplishments, framing them in a holistic, big picture narrative that makes the case that the mayor has kept the city […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 6, 2017

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams addressed a Jacksonville City Council committee Monday — but the big news is that he is just weeks away from launching his re-election campaign. “We’ll announce that here in the next couple of weeks,” Williams told Florida Politics. “I think we have a lot of work to do and I’m excited.” Williams’ […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 6, 2017

A Tuesday morning Jacksonville City Council committee saw an update on the city’s ShotSpotter program from Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Homeland Security Chief Robert Connor. This much-ballyhooed anti-crime tool does what its name suggests: it identifies, via sound, where a bullet’s origin might be. For law enforcement, this provides an important tool; for those married to […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 8, 2017

The city of Jacksonville, plagued by gun violence in certain parts of the city, has gotten behind ShotSpotter technology as a solution. And a former city councilwoman turned state legislator, freshman Rep. Kim Daniels, has filed a bill to augment the city’s $435,000 investment in the pilot program. House Bill 2703 would allocate $325,000 for Jacksonville’s two-year […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 17, 2017

Funds for a pilot “ShotSpotter” program were approved by the Jacksonville City Council’s Neighborhoods, Community Investments, and Services committee Tuesday. The allocation will have to be approved by two other committees, Public Health and Safety and Finance, before being considered by the full council next week. The $435,000 allocation was part of a larger package […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 16, 2017

For the second straight cycle, the Jacksonville City Council is running its committees on a Tuesday — Thursday cycle — a consequence of Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The council mulls a series of bills ahead of next week’s meeting, starting bright and early Tuesday morning in the Neighborhoods, Community Investments, and Services Committee. […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 5, 2017

Emails between senior staff in the Jacksonville mayor’s and sheriff’s offices offer a unique look at how legislation is nurtured through the process. The subject of the emails: the ShotSpotter technology that Jacksonville leaders have touted as a possible corrective to the hail of gunshots in high-crime areas. Ordinance 2016-795 will, among other things, “appropriate $435,001 […]


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