HARTFORD - Gov. Jodi Rell has announced the state will start a program to track people convicted of domestic violence.

The move comes after several high profile cases, including one in Bridgeport where a man is accused of killing his wife in front of their 11-year-old daughter.

Police say the program will be used to track people they consider high-risk offenders and will allow police and the victim to know when a potential attacker is nearby.