Deputy E. Barnes,
Ph: (252) 206-5113
Fx: (252) 399-2871
It will be the mission of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office Electronic Monitoring Program to create a new level of electronic community-based supervision of certain criminal defendants. This program’s was started with the main focus for non-payers of child support but it can also be utilized for persons of other minor misdemeanor crimes if that person is deemed to be non-threaten to others and their property.
The program provides an individual whom would normally be incarcerated for a lengthy amount of time the opportunity to contribute to society in such a way as to provide job related services and therefore making restitution toward their obligations.
Meeting these objectives will be beneficial in that it will:
- Reduce overcrowding and the related costs
- Reserve costly bed space for defendants charged with more serious or violent offenses
- Increase child support payments by increasing the community-based supervision of certain nonpaying parents