Proactive Crime Prevention
Ensuring effective and targeted court ordered electronic monitoring of persons that are on bail or have been convicted and released from custody into the community utilizing GPS Electronic Monitoring, is a proactive crime prevention and public safety strategy that is authorized by law in Canada.
The alternative to this public safety tool is all too often an increased burden on police services whose resources are already stretched thin by inadequate funding to support increased responsibilities. Accordingly, it makes sense to use the specialized tool of Court Ordered Electronic Monitoring (EM) in appropriate cases and to ensure that the Crown is specifically aware of its availability and the legal authorizations for its use.
Electronic monitoring has also been accepted by the Supreme Court and used as a reasonable condition’ for release on bail (s.515), pending appeal (s.816); or as a condition of probation (s.732.1) or a conditional sentence (s. 742.3). Electronic monitoring is expressly authorized in the variety of preventive recognizance or peace bonds found in s.810; 810.01 (organized crime); 810.001 (terrorism); 810.02 (forced marriage); 810.1 (sexual offence) and 810.2 (serious personal injury offence). Breaching the conditions of such an order is itself a criminal offence pursuant to s. 811 with imprisonment of up to four years.
Private Rental Program Available
At SafeTracks™, our Judicial Division offers a GPS Ankle Bracelet Rental Program. This program is available for all applications for release from custody including bail, sentencing (probation and conditional sentence), correctional early release (federal and provincial), preventive recognizance, or other releases from custody for federal (non-criminal Code) release orders.
- Bail, Pretrial Supervision
- Conditional Release
- Family Court
- Child Protection
- Spousal Abuse
- Peace Bonds
- No Contact (Protection Order)