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Sheriff's Dept. begins Monitoring Device Pilot Program

Bracelet monitors health of people in custody


Last updated 10/27/2022 at 2:17pm

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is committed to improving jail safety. Technology plays a key component in its comprehensive improvement plan.

The Sheriff's Data Services Division and the Detentions Services Bureau have researched and are developing a pilot project to closely monitor individuals who are identified as someone who may experience a medical emergency while in custody. This technology is similar to the commercial fitness devices that monitor heart rates.

Unlike commercial technology, devices used in a custodial setting must be tamper proof and designed...

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