Tracking Pretrial Offenders with the Omnilink™ Solution Helps Deter Repeat Offenses and Solve Crimes Faster

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department serves roughly 850,000 citizens in the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County in North Carolina.

CMPD’s 1,849 sworn officers and 452 civilian employees cover a jurisdiction of 438 square miles. This includes eight officers, a sergeant and two civilian staff who manage the department’s Electronic Monitoring Unit, which was established in 2007. The unit monitors roughly 400 offenders each day.

Business Challenge

In response to a sharp increase in robberies and other violent crimes in 2006, CMPD launched a street crimes task force of 70 officers charged with enforcing a 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. curfew for known offenders.

The curfew was labor-intensive, costly and slow. Officers had to personally check, in pairs, on each offender under court-ordered supervision. The department needed a more efficient way to monitor these offenders.

Sierra Wireless Public Safety Solution

Omnilink, a Sierra Wireless solution, provides the information you need to make smart decisions. Officials in the probation, parole, and corrections industry benefit from these smart offender tracking tools that combine intuitive software with the power of GPS, M2M and LBS technology to monitor and immediately locate any person. By tracking and monitoring offenders electronically, you’ll be empowered to make decisions and proactively solve problems.

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