Electronic monitoring

Electronic monitoring provides a way for the Sheriff’s Office to supervise you in the community instead of being held in jail.

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What is electronic monitoring?
  1. A monitor that tracks your location 24 hours a day, also known as a GPS monitor.
  2. A separate monitor that tracks the amount of alcohol you drink. 
     
How do I qualify for electronic monitoring?
  1. If you’re booked into jail, the judge may order you released to electronic monitoring. The judge may require you to wear one or both of the monitors while your case is active. We call this pretrial electronic monitoring.
  2. If you’re sentenced to jail, the Sheriff may release you to electronic monitoring to complete your sentence. If so, you must wear a GPS monitor until your sentence finishes. Depending on your charges, the Sheriff also may require that you wear the alcohol monitor too. We call this sentenced electronic monitoring
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