I recently learned some police departments have invested in GPS monitoring systems and are placing them on habitual offenders (in conjunction with the courts) to reduce recidivism and crime. Traditionally this has been a probation responsibility, but declining budgets and different focuses has brought police into the mix. We will begin working with our criminal justice partners to aggressively be seek grants to fund our GPS efforts.
Those departments that are using GPS monitoring have had tremendous results. I am hopeful we can bring this here to improve our habitual offender monitoring. Stay tuned.