Electronic tags

Electronic monitoring (known as ‘tagging’) is used in England and Wales to monitor curfews and conditions of a court or prison order.

If you’re given a tag, it will usually attach to your ankle. The tag will send your location data to a ‘base unit’ in a place stated in your court or prison order (usually your home).

The base unit constantly checks if you’re present during your curfew hours. It will send an alert to a monitoring centre if you’re not.

Electronically monitored curfews and boundaries depend on your court or prison order or conditions of your bail.

Problems with your electronic tag

Contact the Electronic Monitoring Services (EMS) for any problems with your electronic tag.

Electronic Monitoring Services
London, East of England, West Midlands, Wales
Telephone: 08080 090 002

South East, South West, North East, North West,
East Midlands, Yorkshire, Humberside
Telephone: 0800 137 291
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