Shotspotter data (Atlanta Police Department)

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Atlanta Police Department of Atlanta, GA.
Multi Request Shotspotter data


From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1) A list, database, or comparable record of every alert that has been generated by the department's Shotspotter technology since January 1, 2016. The list/database should include, where possible, the date, time, location (address or latitude+longitude coordinates), single or multiple shot distinction, whether the shots were confirmed, and associated case number for each alert.

I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist and intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest. In the event you choose to impose fees, I request a detailed breakdown of the fees, including the hourly wage of each employ involved and an explanation justifying the employee hours required to fulfill the request.

Should you choose to reject this request or redact portions of it, I ask that you provide a detailed breakdown of the statutory exemptions and associated case law underlying your decision to withhold each/any portions from public review.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Todd Feathers

From: Atlanta Police Department

Good Afternoon, Todd,

I will check on these records as well as provide a cost/labor estimate. I will follow up with an official estimate letter and you can advise how you would like to proceed. Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank You.

From: Atlanta Police Department

Hi, Todd,

Pulling the data was shorter than expected as we only have two years of shot spotter CFS data. (2018-2020) Attached is a spreadsheet for all shot spotter calls from November 2018 to April 2020. APD no longer uses the software so there is no data for 2021. The case numbers, date and time, and call disposition are included as well. I attached a copy of our signals and codes to assist you with understanding the call dispositions.


From: Todd Feathers

Thank you very much for the swift response! I really appreciate the inclusion of the signals and codes, as well!


From: Atlanta Police Department

No problem, Todd, Have a great weekend!