The B.C. government is looking to put GPS trackers on high-risk offenders.
Public Safety Minister Mike Morris says the technology will allow police to track and locate offenders within a few meters at any given moment.
Morris says about 43 offenders are being monitored using the new GPS system.
He says of those 43 about 23 offenders have an “elevated” level of risk with another 7 being rated as very serious offenders needing to be monitored where ever they go.
“Of course, it is up to the courts to determine how many we put on that system. I think it is a great system with GPS we will be able to tell where the individuals are at any given time. If there are any no-go zones, we will be made aware of it as they try to enter them or leave the area they are in.”
Morris says an alarm would sound, should an offender outfitted wander into a no-go zone, like a schoolyard.
He says the system is costly, but police resources are being used up to physically monitor high-risk offenders.