Electronic Monitoring & GPS



The Electronic Monitoring and GPS programs are part of pretrial services (the same area that handles PR bonds).  These are court ordered programs.  The judge decides the level of supervision the individual will receive.  There are three levels of supervision.

Full House Arrest means 24 hour monitoring.  Partial House Arrest means an individual is tracked to and from work or school.  For this type of monitoring the individual has to give the officers his work/school schedule.  They will check to see if he did go to work/school.  The last type is Restricted Area.  This type of monitoring checks to make sure the individual stays out of the area designated as restricted.

Both types of supervision require the individual to have a permanent address.  If he is not the owner of the place he lives at the owner will have to sign a consent form before the individual can use the program.  For Electronic Monitoring, a home phone is required in addition to a permanent address.

GPS monitoring costs $300 a month.  Electronic Monitoring costs $270 a month.  They will only accept cash or money orders.  Bexar County Pretrial Services has their own collections department that will take the payment.  For more information contact 210-335-8930.

64 thoughts on “Electronic Monitoring & GPS

  1. Pamela

    i have an ankle monitor through g4s i felt unsafe and like a roommate was gona get me back into trouble. i left and notified officers immediately and now that the roommate has been removed i need to go back but am scared to get into more trouble. i have a very strict (understatement) officer and want to know if i go back if i’ll get arrested.

    • admin

      Pamela – We are not the Bexar County Jail. This is a private site. You should contact the officer who is supervising you to get an answer to your question.

      • Jennifer

        Who do you contact if know someone who took their ankle monitor off it hasn’t been cut off it was taken off so it would still look as if they were still in the same place

      • admin

        Jennifer – I recommend you contact SAPD and file a report. You can do that by phone without an officer having to come to your location. Make sure to get the report number. If you want to follow through, you can contact the District Attorney’s Office to let them know. They will want the SAPD report number.

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    • Leann

      My huband is in bexar county jail and needs to on monitor for release. The issue is he was on monitor in 2018 and owes $1800. Is their a way to work out a payment plan for the balance so he can get placed on it again as requested by the courts. It it so expensive and hard for families with children. He is also getting placed on full house arrest so how is supposed to work to pay. That would leave me paying everything alone. City makes it harder for people who are trying.

      • admin

        Leann – We are so sorry for your situation. You are absolutely correct. The system works against people rather than trying to help them. Unfortunately the only thing we can recommend is you contacting the company that you owe the money to, to see if you can set up a payment plan. We are not the jail. We are a private website that tries to help family and friends of people who are incarcerated. Good luck.

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      • jacob

        Look for my officer to let him know that I found a job that wants me to be in tomorrow 630 to let give him all information he need for my work pribligis

      • admin

        Jacob – We are not the real Bexar County Jail. We are a private website that tries to help people deal with the processes at the jail.

    • admin

      Larry – Not really. Bond amounts are linked to the level of the charge per the penal code. For example, a class B misdemeanor can have a fine up to $2,000, confinement up to 180 days or both. The amount of the bond is set by the judge but they stay within the guidelines barring unusual circumstances. If you don’t mind reading the actual code it can be viewed at: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/docs/PE/htm/PE.12.htm

    • Melissa

      Yes go to Bexar county advanced records search. Look up the person name and or side number . It should appear on one of the charges report. Sometimes you have to look a little harder.

  2. Gemma

    Who do I contact about removal of a ankle monitor if someone has been on it for 7 years? They were released from Bexar county jail and moved to California when he was released would that person need to come back to Texas to have it removed or can someone contact the monitoring program in California to have them remove it? Thank you in advance.

  3. Cindy

    If my girlfriend has already been sentenced and serving her time at the annex is this still an option.. Can she get out sooner on this program if so where can I get information on this she is scheduled for release in August 2015

      • Yvonne

        Hi my brother is locked up in the federal prison ..when he was sentenced 2014 the feds go by a scale chart . Ok when he got his papers to check his points he noticed that while he was incarcerated in the state doing his time he noticed that he is being added points for a crime he did not commit while he is in. Custody of the TDCJ . It make a big difference in his scale chart for points for FOB .. who can we contact to have it fixed..thank you I am a sister who needs her brother home .

      • admin

        Yvonne – I’m sorry Yvonne but we are a private website that helps family and friends of people who are incarcerated in the Bexar County jail. We don’t have information on other jails. You would need to contact TDCJ.

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  4. Janie

    What are the qualifications for the GPS program for an inmate in Texas and where can information be acquired? Tk you.

    • Shell

      What if the inmate requires partial gps but DOES NOT have a permanent address. I’m his fiance and my kids and i reside in a Wkly hotel? Can he stay w us or what will happen since he has no permanent address?

      • admin

        Shell – We’ve heard others say the individual was not allowed to get out without a permanent address. This is a judicial function, not part of the jail process. Your best bet would be to contact either his attorney or P.R. Bonds.

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  5. Katherinr

    If I been on monitor for 3 years in Bexar County can I make an address change to Houston Texas or do I have to stay in Bexar County?

  6. Jasmine

    Hello when you get the monitor can we make payments or whatt?? N the person he gonna stay with is temporary can he use that address..??

  7. Arvis

    Does anyone know about the GPS Program for Inmates who have already been Convicted/Sentenced? It’s supposedly a very new program, but I’m not able to find out any information

    • admin

      Arvis – Normally GPS is ordered by the judge. You can try calling Adult Probation to try to find out more. 210-335-6219.

  8. Veronica

    how does someone go about switching a location. they are on monitor and want to move to another location. Who do we call and what needs to be done..

    • admin

      vNne – The monthly fee is $300. You can get more information by calling Pre-Trial Services at 210-335-8930.

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    • admin

      Amanda – That is a legal question. You need to speak to an attorney.

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  9. Erna

    When can inmate request this program? Can he request personally from law library forms? I don’t know His next court date yet, it was reset. Attorney only mentioned this program after hearing to reset was over. ty

    • admin

      Erna – Electronic Monitoring and GPS are programs ordered by the judge.

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  10. Anna

    My sister is getting released on pr bond they are calling me to talk about the gps does this make me responsible for her? And what does this mean

    • admin

      Anna – We recommend you discuss this some more with the P.R. bond section. We don’t know what they want to talk to you about.

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    • admin

      Alex – That’s part of the judicial process. We don’t have an answer for your question.

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  11. Jennifer

    The bexar county website has the fee broken down. It says $300 a month, $150 twice a month, $75 a week. If ur bonding someone out who is ordered to be on GPS can u start off with just paying $75 for the first week or do u have to pay the whole $300 up front. Its like damn, i just spent a ton of money for the bond, now i gotta come up with $300 for this?!?!

  12. Carlos

    Where do I have to go or call if I no longer want the person who is on GPS monitor living in my house anymore it’s not working out the way it was supposed to be.

    • admin

      Carlos – Wow. That’s one we haven’t gotten before. We suggest you try calling the P.R. section. If they are not the right people they can probably tell you who to contact. You can contact P.R. at 210-335-6315.

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    • admin

      Yasmine – I’m sure this changes with how busy they are. I recommend that you call PR Bonds to see if they can give an idea of what the current wait time is. 210-335-6315. They are a 24/7 department.

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  13. craig

    Hello, i have posted Bond for my son last Thursday and been waiting on a call back from GPS office from Mr. Medina since. The phone always just goes to voicemail. Any idea how long this takes? IS their an office I can go to to expedite this? Thanks for your help

    • admin

      Craig – Try calling P.R. Bonds at 210-335-6315. They should be able to help you. They are a 24/7 department.

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      • Alberto

        I had to leave the address because the home owners son. Was doing way to much criminal activity and threatening my life.. I had to leave. Still have the monitor and a new residence..

      • admin

        Alberto – We are not the Bexar County Jail. We are a private website that attempts to help people deal with the processes at the jail. You need to contact your attorney for advice regarding your situation.

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    • admin

      Rosanna – I contacted an officer in Pre-Trial and was informed that there is not a website where you can pay online. That seems crazy, but I did check the Pre-Trial website and couldn’t find anything. Seems he is probably correct.

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  14. Drew

    I’m about to be kicked out of my home that I reside with my now ex girlfriend. Her mom owns the house she’s giving me no choice, I don’t have family or friends here at the moment that can lend me a room or stable address.

    I’ve contacted my officer not too long ago but he’s off until Thursday. I’m kinda freaking out and on full house arrest, my girlfriend isn’t being reasonable at all knowing my court date is coming up in two weeks.

    Am I really doomed and written off to bexar county jail if I have no where to go..? I’m worried..I’ve never gone through this honestly

    • admin

      Drew – We recommend you contact your attorney immediately.

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  15. K K

    How do I find out if someone is now off of house arrest in Bexar County? I have a (now) ex boyfriend how became violent with me. He took apart my car, ripped up clothing and set it on fire. I haven’t seen or spoken to him in 2 months. Out of the blue he sends me a picture showing his feet/ankles were swollen. He had no monitor on in the picture.

    • admin

      KK – This is very concerning for us. It could be perceived as a threat. We recommend you report it to the police. Stay safe.

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      • KK

        I reported it to SAPD the very next morning. They told me to call back the next Monday to let them know if I wanted to file charges. I called back several times and talked to chief mantis. He eventually called back saying I didn’t have a case because it was my word against his. I have never in my life seen such b.s. and felt so screwed over in my life. Now I need to know if he is I deed off of house arrest as I feel like I could be in danger

      • admin

        KK – I’m so sorry. Unfortunately, law enforcement is notorious for downplaying dangers to women. I don’t know if it will help, but you could try contacting the District Attorney’s Office. They know the law better than police do. If nothing else, they will be able to determine if your ex-boyfriend’s actions violate any kind of probation he may be on. They should also be able to tell you if his GPS monitoring has been completed. If you know what court your ex-boyfriend’s case is scheduled to be in, or was already heard in, you could try calling that court. The court clerk for that judge may be able to give you information on what conditions your ex-boyfriend has to comply with. We wish you the best. Stay safe.

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  16. erica

    So my abuser has a assault bodily injury married charge since 2019 and hasnt seen the courts due to covid shutting everything down. During that time he violated the no contact order over 100 times that going as one violation and here over the weekend violated it again so two violations so far one with over 100 records of violation. The GPS pretrail officer ordered him on GPS monitoring full house arrest for the first violation and they are working on the second violation today which should issue out a warrant. The offense happened in San Antonio when we were on vacation we live 3 hours away. How long does he have to physically go up there and put it on and give them all the information before a warrant gets sent out for not getting the GPS on? He is currently facing 3 indecency with a child charges on all 3 of our children out of BELL county where we all reside at. He tried to get an extension on when he can place the gps monitor on but was denied on the spot but the GPS pretrial offer couldn’t let me know how long he has until the no gps monitor warrant would be issued so just wondering if you guys have any clue as to how long he has because I doubt he will even go down there to get it on. We need a warrant for his statement for the indecency charges so that the detective can take it to the DA and get him in jail and keep him in there.

    • admin

      Erica – I’m so sorry for what you and your children are going through. Unfortunately, the law doesn’t take care of its most vulnerable people anywhere near as well as it should. I don’t have the answer for your question. If he got a P.R. bond, then I would call them to see if they can give you any information. If he got a regular bond, you might try calling the court clerk in the court that his case is assigned to. Lastly, I would call the D.A.’s Office. They may transfer you around all over the place, but be the squeaky wheel that gets the oil. In other words, keep pushing, don’t tlet them brush you off. If any of our readers have any information, especially any attorneys, could you please give us an idea?

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