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Tether Program

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office operates a Tether Program that averages 500 enrolled participants per day and over 3,000 enrollments in each of the last two years.  Sheriff's deputies use GPS technology to track and monitor the participants 24 hours a day.  The Tether Program also utilizes alcohol monitoring equipment that requires participants with alcohol-related offenses to submit to breath tests that analyze the blood alcohol levels right from the homes of the participants.  The Tether Unit uses round the clock notification procedures from the Monitoring Centers in order to provide a quick response to violations of the program rules.  The program receives participant referrals from all of the Wayne County District Courts and the Wayne County Third Circuit Court.