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    Remote alcohol monitoring system on trial in Wales

    November 29, 2016
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    Remote alcohol monitoring system on trial in Wales

    Dyfed-Powys Police has become the first force in the UK to trial a new system that remotely monitors how much alcohol prolific offenders are drinking.

    Remote alcohol monitoring system on trial in Wales

    Dyfed-Powys Police has become the first force in the UK to trial a new system that remotely monitors how much alcohol prolific offenders are drinking.

    Remote alcohol monitoring system on trial in Wales

    Dyfed-Powys Police has become the first force in the UK to trial a new system that remotely monitors how much alcohol prolific offenders are drinking.

    • Alcohol Monitoring

      The 3M™ Remote Alcohol Monitoring System can be set up to request manual, automatic and random breath tests from an offender and includes facial recognition technology to make sure that the right person is taking the test.

      In addition, the system incorporates electronic GPS tracking, so the offender management team – made up of the Dyfed-Powys Police and the Wales Probation Service - can keep tabs on individuals in real time. The satellite tracker alerts both the offender and the team if any restrictions are violated, such as entering an off-limits location.

      The pilot is being carried out with six offenders in the Dyfed-Powys area on a voluntary basis. The results will be reviewed after three months to see if there has been a reduction in re-offending rates.

      Dyfed-Powys Police chief inspector, Craig Templeton, said: "We're keen to find out if this new technology would provide a cost-effective and improved system for the management of offenders throughout Dyfed-Powys, and ultimately lead to a reduction in the level of re-offending."

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