Request #RT-2577

Since the company shotspotter admits to having microphones that are on 24/7, and they admit to being able to record, and store conversations. What privacy regulations are in place:? Do they need a warrant to record conversations on the street by innocent people?


February 7, 2014 via web


March 3, 2014


Oakland Police Department




Point of Contact

Amber C Fuller

External Message Public
There are no search warrants necessary as the equipment monitors areas that are in public space. It's the same as someone taking pictures in public.
March 5, 2014, 12:12pm by Amber C Fuller (Staff)
External Message Public
Request extended:Additional time is required to answer your public records request. We need to search for, collect, or examine a large number of records (Government Code Section 6253(c)(2)).
February 18, 2014, 1:54pm by Amber C Fuller (Staff)