Newport News Agencies Select BI for Latest GPS Tracking System and Mobile Application

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NEWPORT NEWS, VA. — September 4, 2018— BI Incorporated, a national provider of electronic monitoring products and services, has been selected by the city of Newport News Department of Juvenile Services and the Newport News Sheriff’s Office to provide GPS monitoring technology and support services, a mobile application to help offenders remain compliant, and sophisticated reporting tools that allows the agencies to assess risk through their monitoring data.

The specific equipment and software involved with this award include:

BI LOC8® is an advanced GPS electronic monitoring system that includes a curved ankle-bracelet design that is discreet and fits comfortably around an individual’s ankle. LOC8 uses various technologies, including Autonomous GPS, Assisted GPS and CellLocate®, to assist officers in locating an individual in near real-time. In densely populated urban locations or where GPS is impaired, LOC8’s Wi-Fi detection ability takes over to identify a location. LOC8 incorporates cordless charging and multiple tamper resistance features, and is the only GPS tracking system that continues to record location points during GPS “jamming” attempts.
BI SmartLINK is a secure mobile monitoring application that agencies and specialty courts can use to support supervision and communication with clients through mobile devices. Compatible with iOS and Android devices and available in English and Spanish, SmartLINK has seven modules that help officers save time, maintain ongoing communication with offenders, and provide helpful resources that can support individuals to remain compliant as they live in the community.
BI Analytics® Suite helps agencies mine their electronic monitoring data, identify offender patterns and prioritize risk at a glance.

In addition, the agencies will use BI Monitoring Operations, BI’s 24/7 state-of-the-art call center operations.

About BI Incorporated (
Established in 1978, BI Incorporated is the largest provider of GPS, alcohol and RF monitoring technology and services in the United States. An original equipment manufacturer, BI provides a full continuum of monitoring technologies and related monitoring services for parolees, probationers, pretrial defendants and illegal aliens involved in the U.S. immigration court process. BI is part of The GEO Group’s GEO Care division, the leader in technology, programming, and innovation, offering comprehensive approaches to manage, rehabilitate, and treat adults and youth in community corrections and immigration proceedings.

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