In line with continuous efforts to improve security for both detention deputies and inmates, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office installed a state-of-the-art, full-body contraband detection system called the Intercept Scanner. The Flagler County Jail is the first detention facility in the state to have the new system.

The Intercept Scanner is in the jail’s booking area where inmates are first processed. The scanner is much less intrusive than the comparable strip search procedure used by most jails today. A strip search typically takes about 15 minutes, compared to a scan, which takes about 4 seconds.

The Intercept Scanner is unlike current scanners used by the federal government at airports. Airport scanning machines only detect contraband concealed under clothing, while the Intercept Scanner can identify anything concealed under clothing or inside a person’s body cavity.

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