Las Vegas attorneys are aware that state budget cuts along with laws making it easier for prison inmates to earn parole have meant a decrease in the number of people eligible for electronic monitoring in Nevada. The number of offenders on electronic monitoring dropped from 325 a month to 153.
The state currently has 11 parole officers assigned to respond to electronic monitoring alerts 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The officers responding to alerts do so in addition to their other supervision duties. According to the Nevada Department of Public Safety, all alerts receive an in-person or telephoned response.