Many law enforcement agencies across North America use Global Positioning System (GPS) to monitor and track probation,  parole, or day-release program participant activity. GPS monitoring has proven to be a valuable tool to help ensure that a participant remains within a certain area or out of restricted locations. This supports a healthy and safe community for all.

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How GPS Monitoring Works

How Sentinel GPS Monitoring Works

  • The participant is equipped with a GPS tracking device.
  • The device captures latitude and longitude coordinates from a minimum of four satellites. Location data along with date, timestamp, and rate of travel (speed) are processed.
  • Data is collected by the GPS device and transmitted to the Sentinel National Monitoring Center via cellular communication.
  • Sentinel DNA software stores and reports the device location and status.
  • Based on a predetermined protocol with the agency, officers are notified when a violation has occurred.

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