SUFFOLK’S SPY IN THE SKY (Plans for summer launch of GPS program that cold shadow sex offenders, drunken drivers 24 hours a day)
This summer, Suffolk County will embark on a program that will use global positioning system technology to more closely monitor a wide range of chronic abusers who commit serious and violent crimes. Suffolk plans to place GPS ankle bracelets on convicted sex offenders, repeat DWI offenders, drug users and dealers, and the perpetrators of spousal abuse. The devices will provide monitoring 24 hours a day, giving probation officers minute by minute reports of an offender’s exact location.
Laura Ahearn of Parents for Megan’s Law praised the use of GPS but