For Immediate Release - December 02, 2015

Probation Commissioner Edward Dolan Appoints New Statewide Electronic Monitoring Program Manager

(Boston, MA) - Massachusetts Commissioner of Probation Edward J. Dolan has appointed Daniel Pires as the new Statewide Manager of the Electronic Monitoring (ELMO) Program.

The Electronic Monitoring (ELMO) Program is a 365-day, 24-hour operation which employs a 40-member staff. The employees closely monitor the whereabouts of 2,900 probationers and parolees who are sentenced to wear the GPS bracelet.

As the new Statewide Manager of ELMO, his duties will include the development and implementation of ELMO Center operation policies and practices, management of ELMO Center operations and oversight of staff, ensuring compliance with subpoenas for records and testimony by ELMO staff, and monitoring the issuance of warrants by the on-call staff.

“I am pleased to appoint Danny Pires who is very knowledgeable of the Electronic Monitoring system and has strong experience working with this technology,” said Commissioner Edward J. Dolan.

Pires held the position of Program Manager at the Electronic Monitoring Center prior to his new appointment. He first joined the service as an Assistant ELMO Coordinator in 2004. In 2007, he was promoted from Assistant ELMO coordinator to ELMO coordinator, a position he held until 2008, when Pires was named Program Manager.

Pires said of his new appointment, “I am extremely honored and excited about my new role within the Massachusetts Probation Service. I am looking forward to working with the ELMO staff in supporting the field with their electronic monitoring needs. ELMO’s goal has always been to assist the field with enforcing the orders of the court and enhancing victim safety. I hope to build upon the good work that is already being done.”

He earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary/Special Education in 1999 from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island and a master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice in 2014 from Anna Maria College in Paxton.