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App Tracks Probation and Community Corrections Officers

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July 2013
2 pages
This article in the summer 2013 issue of TechBeat discusses the use of smartphone applications by probation and community corrections officers.
This article from the summer 2013 issue of TechBeat magazine discusses the efforts of a local police department to use smartphone applications to track officers in the field to improve officer safety and improve offender management efforts. The Monroe Circuit Court Probation Department in Monroe County, IN, is the first law enforcement agency in the country to apply smartphone tracking applications in a correctional setting. The department uses the Telenav Track mobile application to track probation and community corrections officers in to the field and to manage offenders on probation and parole. The system can be used to monitor probationers under home detention or those required to obtain drug treatment as a requirement of their release.

Date Published: July 1, 2013