The Oswego County Probation Department oversees the county's electronic monitoring program. This program involves monitoring defendants via an ankle device and specific computer software with the goal of community safety and/or additional sanction for the defendant.
Defendants can be placed on electronic monitoring for various reasons, including as a condition of pre-trial release, probation supervision, conditional discharge, or as a sanction for a misconduct report or violation of probation. The restrictions placed on the defendants are generally ordered by the court and tailored to the individual's situation and needs. Failure to comply with these restrictions results in court notification and possible revocation from the electronic monitoring program.