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Jail body scanner finds gun on woman arrested for drugs

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) -- When body scanners were installed at the Allen County jail a year ago, Sheriff Dave Gladieux knew they would find drugs that people were trying to smuggle behind bars. But what one of those scanners found November 2 startled all the...

Northumberland County purchases full-body scanner for jail

SUNBURY — Northumberland County Jail Warden Bruce Kovach reported a $149,000 Intercept full-body scanner purchased by the county for the jail was installed last week. During a 15-minute prison board meeting Wednesday, Kovach said the scanner, which is similar to those...

Wapello County jail to receive body scanner

  OTTUMWA — In an effort to crack down on potential contraband or weapons filtering through the Wapello County Jail, the county board of supervisors approved a request from the sheriff's office to purchase a Tek84 Intercept full-body scanner for the jail during...

County jail to get body scanner

DOBSON — Catching people attempting to smuggle contraband into and throughout the jail will be easier with a new piece of equipment approved by county officials this month. Earlier this year, the Surry County Sheriff’s Office received funds from the state as part of...

Scanner to keep drugs out of jail

AUBURN — No more sneaking drugs or contraband into the DeKalb County Jail — not even inside the body.   The jail’s new body scanner has arrived and will begin operation Thursday. It will check every arriving inmate for drugs, weapons or anything else the person...

CARES Act pays for new body scanner at jail

CARES Act pays for new body scanner at jail

ALBION — In this instance, at least, the coronavirus pandemic became an opportunity.   After two days of training Tuesday and Wednesday, the Noble County Jail went live with its TEK84 Intercept high-security contraband detection system full body scanner.  ...

Knox County Jail Installs New Body Scanner

The scanner is thanks to funding from the CARES act. KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A new body scanner has been installed in the Knox County jail. The sheriff's office received the device thanks to funding from the CARES act. Inmates step into the machine and have their...

Blair County prison to get full body scanner

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is preparing to buy a full body scanner at $169,000 to use at the county prison. The scanner, similar to a walk-through version used at larger airports, can be paid for with the county’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act...

Corrections, jail to get body scanners

JASPER — If all goes as planned, Dubois County Community Corrections and the county jail will each be outfitted with a body scanner that will scan inmates and corrections participants when they return to the facilities.Dubois County Emergency Management Agency...

Etowah County Installs Intercept Scanner in County Jail

Etowah County Installs Intercept Scanner in County Jail

The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office has made necessary improvements to ensure the safety of both inmates and correctional officers. A new state-of-the-art full body scanner has been installed in the jail’s booking area where inmates are first processed. In addition to...

Sheriff’s Department adds new technology

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...

Etowah County Jail scanner can detect contraband in 4 seconds

Etowah County Jail scanner can detect contraband in 4 seconds

The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office is using the Intercept Scanner, a new state-of-the-art, full-body contraband detection system. The scanner was installed November 6 in the jail’s booking area where inmates are first processed. In addition to detecting metal like a...

Full-body Scanning Facts

Full-body Scanning Facts

A full-body scanner is a device that detects objects on a person's body for security screening purposes, without physically removing clothes or making physical contact. Depending on the technology used, the operator may see an alternate-wavelength image of...