US: The suspended surveillance program of Florida Orange County could return to safeguard people from stalkers. The electronic monitoring program is used to keep track of those on bail awaiting trial, involved or allegedly involved in crimes. However, the new legislation just passed in Florida’s House and Senate may bring the program back.
Under the new bill, the victim will carry a device. If the perpetrator or stalker comes within a pre-set exclusion zone, the device will alert the victim. Rather than having law enforcement trying to find the offender – officers would respond directly to the victim to keep them safe.
According to the proposal for the new program, they would use both humans and technology to oversee and monitor the GPS tracking. Not every domestic violence offender would get a GPS monitor, only those that are considered a high risk to the victim. The victim also must agree to the use of the device. The governor still has to sign off on this bill.
Source: Click Orlando