This activity is approved for 1.75 STC credit hours.
This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Types of Electronic Supervision Tools, Limitations, and Target Populations
Types of Electronic Supervision Technology
House Arrest Units
Offender Tracking Systems (OTS)
Ignition Interlock Devices
Continuous Remote Alcohol Detection Systems
Section 3: Considerations for Choosing Technology
Considerations for Matching Technology to Offenders
Type of Offenses
Types of Release
Officer Considerations for Using Technology
Section 4: Conclusion
George Drake, MBA. During his 25-year career with the Probation and Parole Division in New Mexico, Mr. Drake served in a number of capacities within the agency. Starting as a line probation/parole officer in 1981, he learned firsthand the many demands of supervising a large caseload of felony offenders. He served as New Mexico's first Intensive Supervision District Supervisor beginning in 1988. In that capacity, he developed strategies to manage the state's highest risk offenders, including the implementation of an RF house arrest monitoring system. He became a Deputy Region Manager in 1997, a Region Manager in 1998 and was promoted to the Deputy Director of the Probation and Parole Division in New Mexico in 2003.Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.
In January of 2007, Mr. Drake retired from government service and started a consulting company. He currently is under contract with the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center to provide technical assistance to agencies developing electronic monitoring programs.
Mr. Drake is best known for his pioneering work in offender tracking technologies. Before GPS satellites services were publicly available, he was working with scientists at Sandia National Laboratories to develop the offender tracking concept. His work has been published in engineering and corrections journals.
Mr. Drake holds a Master of Business Administration degree from New Mexico Highlands University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology.Disclosure: George B Drake has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Ms. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. Ms. Cobb has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She has held a variety of positions in the criminal and juvenile justice systems including a Supervisor in a high security facility for female juveniles; a Court Designated Worker/Juvenile Probation Officer; Facilitator for a parent/teen Nurturing Program; and a Program Coordinator for a juvenile drug and alcohol prevention program. For the past 18 years, Mrs. Cobb has worked in a research, training, and technical assistance capacity. She has was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.