Commission approves funding for new Polk County Jail body scanner

by | Mar 7, 2022 | Latest News | 0 comments

A contraband problem that occurs daily at the Polk County Jail might soon be solved with the purchase of a new piece of equipment for the Sheriff’s Office.

Polk County Commissioners gave their approval on Tuesday evening for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office to have the funding for a full-body scanner to inspect whether inmates are trying to smuggle items inside the jail within their bodies or clothing.

A conversation that went at least 45 minutes out of the Commission’s nearly two-hour-long work session on Monday night saw a lot of questions answered about the new piece of equipment the Sheriff’s office wants to purchase, but also some questions left unanswered.

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