Pretrial Services can provide a higher level of supervision for individuals with Electronic Monitoring Program (EMP) as a condition of release. Our EMP program has several facets. One program is Electronic Monitoring (EM) - GPS Home Confinement or GPS tracking. Home confinement is an alternative to confinement in the County Jail. In addition to home confinement, our department has the ability to implement inclusion and exclusion zones or track via GPS in lieu of home confinement. Another form of Electronic Monitoring is Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (CAM). CAM is an accurate way to monitor an individual's alcohol level 24 hours a day.
Prior to determining the individual's eligibility for EMP, a thorough risk assessment will be conducted. Additionally, the individuals are screened to ensure that certain technical requirements are met for the proper use of the lecetronic equipment.
Individuals who are released with the condition of EMP are required to wear an ankle bracelet and are monitored 24-hours a day. Their daily schedule is determined by their Pretrial Services Officer. Individuals who are released with the condition of CAM are required to wear an ankle bracelet that is monitored for alcohol 24 hours a day.
Pretrial Services Electronic Monitoring is ordered by the Court as a condition of release.