Electronic Monitoring Program


Under Electronic Monitoring Program supervision, program participants are confined to their residence under strict conditions that govern their freedom and actions. Program participants wear a non-removable GPS ankle bracelet 24 hours per day, 7 days per week during the course of their program. Unless pre-approved to leave their residence, the participant will be confined to his or her home while receiving custody credit.


  • Generally, program participants must have a minimum jail sentence of 15 days to complete.
  • Program participants must live in Placer County or within areas of Sacramento County within the immediate vicinity of Placer County (as determined by Alternative Sentencing staff).
  • Program participant’s current charge(s) cannot include felony 273.5 PC (domestic violence), DUI with two priors under allegation 23546(a) VC or offenses listed as serious or violent felonies in the California Penal Code.
  • Program participation may be restricted for certain sex offenses.

Program Requirements

  • Meet with a supervision probation officer a minimum of once per week in the office to submit a weekly schedule. Schedules are subject to officer approval.
  • Program participants are not allowed to leave their residence without prior approval of their supervising probation officer.
  • Program participants are subject to search and seizure and random drug and alcohol testing.
  • Program participants and all residents of the household are required to allow probation officers or peace officers into their residence, any hour of the day or night. The program participant and the entire residence is subject to search and seizure.
  • The program participant and everyone living at the residence are subject to the following conditions:
    • No alcohol possession or consumption at the residence
    • No illegal drug use or possession at the residence
    • No visitors or social gatherings held at the residence
    • No guns or explosives are allowed at the residence

The Electronic Monitoring Program is not “easy,” but it offers the opportunity to complete a jail sentence in an environment that allows the participant to work, attend school, meet child-care responsibilities, pursue medical care, and participate in treatment programs.

A violation of the rules of the Electronic Monitoring Program can result in removal from the program and return to jail.