The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the E-Bond Committee will launch the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office E-Bond System on November 1st, 2016.
The E-Bonding Committee is made up of the Sheriff’s Office, Bail Bond Board, County Attorney, and the Information Technology Department.
“The introduction of new technologies like the E-Bonding system continue to move the Sheriff’s Office forward, in a continued effort to provide the best service possible to the citizens of the El Paso County,” Sheriff Richard D. Wiles.
On August 8th, 2016, the El Paso County Commissioner’s Court approved an agreement with AIA Holdings, Inc. to partner with the E-Bond Committee with the purpose of creating a computer system that will allow local bond agents to electronically transmit bail bond documents to the Detention Facilities and Satellite Booking in the County Court House.
The goal is to modernize the way bonds are accepted and achieve efficiencies for all parties involved. The new processes will allow for jail personnel to retrieve the bonds and process them electronically. The E-Bonding System will eliminate flaws like lost or misplaced bonds, which in turn interferes with court settings and the prosecution of bond forfeitures. Subsequently, minimizing the liability to the Sheriff and El Paso County.
For bond agents, the system will grant them access to their power of attorney inventory and also interface with the County’s credit card vendor. Bail agents will also be able to pay posting fees and gradually eliminate the procedure of bail agents hand delivering bail bonds to the jail.
In addition, Electronic filing and storage of bail bonds will eliminate up to 40,000 pieces of paper annually.
This new system will be accessible November 1st, 2016, to licensed bondsmen through the E-Bond Portal at the El Paso County Bail Bond Board Website