Sept. 12, 2013 – Omnilink, provider of the most advanced offender electronic monitoring systems, today announced that former police sergeant Dave Scheppegrell has been named Electronic Monitoring Program Manager. In his role, Scheppegrell will help agencies deploy and strengthen electronic monitoring (EM) programs. An expert EM practitioner at the national level, he recently retired from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), where he managed the department’s EM unit since 2005.
“Dave’s experience managing one of the most successful electronic monitoring programs in the country will be very valuable to our customers as they launch and build their own programs” said Daniel Graff-Radford, vice president and general manager at Omnilink. “From goal setting to implementation and continuing optimization, Dave will help agencies create EM programs that improve outcomes for offenders and the community.”
At CMPD, Scheppegrell’s EM unit supervised an average of 400 violent and chronic pretrial defendants, resulting in 88-89% compliance with conditions of release. CMPD’s unique approach to crime scene correlation—shared across jurisdictions and EM providers—has been applauded by the EM community. Dave has shared his successful policies and procedures with more than 100 local, state, and international agencies to enhance public safety, and has received many local and national awards.
As a longtime customer of Omnilink, I have always been impressed with their commitment to quality, high standards of service and support, and I look forward to strengthening their reputation as the industry leader. What motivates me is the knowledge that a well run EM program can make a world of difference in a community.
—Dave Scheppegrell, Omnilink Electronic Monitoring Program Manager
Dave served three years as the lead practitioner on the National Institute of Justice’s committee to develop national standards for the electronic monitoring industry and has spoken at numerous national and state conferences on the effective implementation of electronic monitoring programs.
He brings more than 30 years of law enforcement to the newly created position. During his career, Scheppegrell worked diverse assignments including patrol, school resource officer, community policing, street drug interdiction, Violent Crimes Task Force, and the Special Operations Division.
Beyond his work with EM, Scheppegrell created the non-profit program Right Moves for Youth in 1989, helping youth in grades 6-12 succeed in school and graduate with a plan for future success. The program currently serves more than 3,000 youth in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina, school system. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors.
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