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Location Monitoring

Program Overview

The Location Monitoring Program is a supervision condition or sentencing alternative that requires home confinement, tracking, or both. An ankle transmitter or a tracking device is worn or carried 24 hours a day. The court determines, case by case, the extent to which people are restricted, requiring some individuals to remain on 24-hour-a-day lockdown at home and allowing others to leave for preapproved and scheduled absences, such as for work, school, treatment, church, attorney appointments, court appearances, or other court-ordered obligations.  For additional information about Location Monitoring, please call 801-535-2800 and leave a message. An officer will respond promptly.”

Location Monitoring (LM) is a cost-effective alternative to detention. The court typically orders individuals participating in the monitoring program to pay all or part of the associated cost. The cost varies on the type of technology (see below) ordered by the court. It is a special condition imposed by the Court that requires an individual to remain at home except for certain approved activities such as work, court appearances, religious services, and medical appointments. There are three components of location monitoring: Home Incarceration, Home Detention, and Curfew.

  • Home Incarceration is the most restrictive, requiring 24-hour lockdown except for medical needs, court appearances, and activities approved by the Court.
  • Home Detention requires the participant to remain at home except for pre-approved absences for employment, education, religious services, treatment, and court obligations.
  • Curfew is the least restrictive and requires the participant to remain at home during set periods of the day.

Stand Alone Monitoring (SAM) operates in conjunction with GPS technology and is used to enforce a specific condition of release. SAM ensures the defendant remains in a specific geographical area, complies with attendance at a specific program, or stays out of a specified area.


Radio Frequency (RF): Utilizes a transmitter and Field Monitoring Device (FMD), which is placed in a defendant’s residence. The FMD requires an adequate cellular signal and power source.

Global Positioning System (GPS): Uses a tracking device to record the locations of defendants in the community.  This information is immediately available to the officer for review.

Mobile Application: An app download to a mobile device which conducts random contacts using a biometric comparison feature and a smartphone or tablet to monitor the defendant. The app is typically utilized to monitor defendants evaluated as a low risk of danger to the community or to flee from supervision.


Location Monitoring Agreement.pdf
LM Quick Reference Page and Conditions.pdf