Judicial candidate Ed Montgomery and candidate for sheriff Paul Schrader host a public information session on Thursday, May 20th in Rancho Cucamonga about GPS with victim notification. The candidates encourage all interested members of the public to attend because this information will save lives.
Victim notification GPS allows a potential victim of violence to be instantly notified when a person they have a restraining order against enters within the forbidden perimeter established by that order. When a potential threat enters the area a victim can use that warning to take evasive action and protect themselves. This technology prevents any chance meetings in public places in addition to locations outlined in a court order. Judges and law enforcement have the ability to independently verify the compliance to the restraining orders established in their court.
Ed states “This technology can and will save lives, and I want to do everything I can to bring it to the family court system in San Bernardino County” He adds that “I look forward to using another tool on the bench to protect the children of our community.”
Paul Schrader in addition to saving lives focuses on how as sheriff this system can greatly reduce the public costs associated with needless murder and reduce calls for service related to officers having to come out to enforce protective orders. “When a potential violator knows they will get caught, many of them stay home and find something else to do.” Paul speaks from his experience as a homicide detective that “Sadly I have personally worked on too many murder cases where the victim would still be alive if they had victim notification GPS.”
As for the budgetary aspect of implementing such technology both candidates will personally work with the county and law enforcement to apply for grants as well as lobby local and state government to bring both a lifesaving and cost cutting
tool to the community. In the meantime at a cost of $15 a day many victims in the path of danger are willing to pay this price rather than surrender their life to an attacker. Non-profit agencies are also looking into the potential of covering this cost for their clients as the only proven tool to save the lives of domestic violence victims.
Ed Montgomery and Paul Schrader are the only two candidates running for office in San Bernardino County endorsing this technology.
Join the candidates for this important presentation this Thursday, May 20th at 6:30 pm at the Rancho Cucamonga Community Center at 11200 Base Line Road at the corner of Baseline & Milliken.
Ed Montgomery is running for Superior Court Judge seat #29
You can learn more about Ed’s campaign at www.Ed4Judge.com
Paul Schrader is running for San Bernardino County Sheriff
You can learn more about Paul’s campaign at www.SheriffPaul.net