Global Positioning System Technology
Global positioning system (GPS) technology uses radio signals to communicate with satellites orbiting the earth. GPS technology locates a device by measuring the distance between multiple satellites and the device to determine the offender’s location.
GPS technology is used for:
High Risk Gang Offenders
Special Circumstance Cases
In addition to meeting the requirements of surety companies, GPS has proven to be an effective tool used in supervising offenders who are at high risk of failing to appear and where knowledge of their whereabouts is a high priority for maintaining public safety. GPS data can be used to map geographic locations assisting the parole agent’s ability to provide more intensive parole supervision of high risk offenders.
The Value of GPS Technology
Information gathered that may be shared with local bail recovery agents for investigative purposes.
Patterns and Trends
Mapping the GPS data over time gives a picture of the bailee’s travel patterns and places frequented. The GPS can also be used to monitor special conditions of bail such as curfews, requirements to stay away from victims and requirements to stay away from other specific locations.