Sheriff’s Department adds new technology

GREENSBURG — A new piece of technology has been added to the county’s crime fighting arsenal.

On Oct. 10, a Tek 84, state-of-the-art, full body scanner was installed at the existing Decatur County Detention Center.

Originally scheduled to arrive in time for installation at the newly finished Decatur County Detention Center, the California-based company managed to ship the scanner early, and it has been in use here since Oct. 10.

The scanner is housed currently in the main ‘sally-port’ of the existing detention facility – where police vehicles come into the building to deliver inmates. The inmate is then placed in the photobooth-like apparatus, the device takes an x-ray of their entire body, head to foot, and casts the captured image on the computer screen.

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