Frequently Asked Questions

No. Work schedules can only be used for work. If you are not working on a holiday, you must remain at your residence. If you are working, you must notify your assigned Location Monitoring officer 72 hours in advance.

Schedule changes should be made on a rare and unusual basis. When it is absolutely necessary to request a change in your schedule you are to submit the Request For Schedule Change Form 72 hours in advance.

Yes, athough these will be RARE occurences and will be discussed with assigned Location Monitoring Officer on a case-by-case basis.

As a participant in the Location Monitoring program, you will have a schedule that allows you to leave your home at specific times for employment and other activities approved in advance. At all other times, you will be required to remain at your residence, within the range of your electronic monitoring equipment. The type of technology (RF, GPS, etc.) used to supervise your case will affect your range. Your Location Monitoring Officer will discuss specific concerns, if any, with you during the enrollment process.

Unless authorized by the Court or per travel permit, Location Monitoring Participants may not travel outside of the district.

Yes. Advances in equipment now allow for the use of cellular technology for the location monitoring of transient participants. However, a stable residence is always preferable and our office works to assist all those under supervision to access suitable housing.

Participants are allowed to work up to 60 hours per week. All work hours must be documented and participants are not permitted to work unpaid hours. 

Additional hours may be authorized by the Location Monitoring Supervisor on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the participant’s employment requirements and responsibilities.

Depending on the type of monitoring equipment used, there may be three lights on the front of the monitoring unit.

Green Light is for the power and should be on at all times.  If it blinks or goes out, the electrical power has been disconnected and the unit is operating from the internal battery.   

Yellow Light is the range light.  This light will be on whenever you are out of range of the monitoring equipment, including when you have an approved schedule.

Red light is for the telephone.  If this light is on, you should not use the telephone until it goes out (approximately 5 minutes)  

The Activity Logs are due on the 5th of each month.You need to ensure each page is signed and dated.In addition, you are required to submit a copy of the telephone bill which the monitoring equipment is connected and proof of income for the month.Failure to submit these documents will result in loss of Earned Leave (free time).

Digital phone service is not compatible with the monitoring equipment. Digital lines include FIOS, AT&T U-Verse and phone service offered through cable companies.  If a direct land-line cannot be obtained, cellular-based Location Monitoring equipment will be installed by the Location Monitoring Officer.

While the transmitter can get wet (showers/bath/rain), it is not to be submerged in water.  However, whether a transmitter gets wet or becomes entirely submerged, it will NOT produce any type of shock.