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Justice Center jail adds body scanner to try to detect contraband

Justice Center jail adds body scanner to try to detect contraband

Syracuse, N.Y. — The Onondaga County Justice Center jail has a new way of conducting body searches: a full-body scanner. The scanner is capable of detecting both metallic and nonmetallic objects, drugs, cell phones and other contraband. Placed in the Justice Center’s...

Clinton County Jail using body scanner to root out contraband

Clinton County Jail using body scanner to root out contraband

Inside the intake room at the county jail is a new tool to help with that potential danger by adding additional eyes to keep contraband that might be missed in the traditional pat-downs and strip searches. “Many times, people can conceal weapons, drugs, cell phones,...

Jail scanner will make strip searches unnecessary

Jail scanner will make strip searches unnecessary

Strip searches will be a thing of the past once the Island County Jail gets a fancy new piece of equipment. The jail received a $194,000 grant from the state Department of Commerce to purchase an Intercept body scanner, which is made by the company Tek-84. The...

New contraband scanner at Livingston County Jail

New contraband scanner at Livingston County Jail

GENESEO, N.Y. (WHEC) - Livingston County just got a new tool to increase safety at the jail. This full-body scanner can detect weapons, drugs, cell phones and other contraband. Sheriff Tom Dougherty says dangerous contraband is always a concern in jails. This...

Arrestee accused of trying to smuggle gun into jail

Arrestee accused of trying to smuggle gun into jail

NASHVILLE — Authorities have charged a Rocky Mount man with trying to smuggle into jail a firearm hidden in his groin area. Turkise Petway, 27, of Lindsey Street faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon by a prisoner. At noon on April...

Levy County Sheriff’s Office introduces a new body scanner

Levy County Sheriff’s Office introduces a new body scanner

LEVY COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) - Levy County Sheriff’s Office deputies have a new tool to keep drugs out of the jail and detention center
. In a press release, deputy officials announced the use of the new Tek84 Intercept® Body Scanners.
 The tool is used to detect illegal...

Suffolk County Purchases Tek84 Intercept® Body Scanners

Suffolk County Purchases Tek84 Intercept® Body Scanners

More than 500 Intercept systems now deployed in 40 U.S. states and territories SAN DIEGO, March 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tek84 Inc. today announced that Suffolk County, Massachusetts has purchased two Intercept® body scanners for the discovery of illegal weapons,...

Canyon County Jail installs new body scanner

Canyon County Jail installs new body scanner

CALDWELL, Idaho — The Canyon County Sheriff's Office recently finalized the installation of the Tek84 Intercept body scanner at the county jail. The body scanner will help jail staff locate and stop contraband from entering the facility. "The need for a body scanner...

Commission approves funding for new Polk County Jail body scanner

Commission approves funding for new Polk County Jail body scanner

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...

Sheriff says $206,500 body scanner has stopped illegal drugs into jail

Sheriff says $206,500 body scanner has stopped illegal drugs into jail

Sawyer County Sheriff Doug Mrotek told Sawyer County Public Safety Committee members Thursday, Jan. 6, that a recently purchased full body scanner has detected illegal drugs coming into the jail on at least five occasions. The body scanner was recently purchased for...

DeKalb County Jail installs full body scanners at security checkpoints

DeKalb County Jail installs full body scanners at security checkpoints

DECATUR, GA– The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has installed full-body scanners at entrances to its facilities on Memorial Drive in Decatur to better detect the presence of weapons and contraband on visitors, employees, and arrestees at the DeKalb County Jail. Last...

Body scanner to prevent smuggling in Robeson County jail

Body scanner to prevent smuggling in Robeson County jail

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Detention Center will soon begin using its newly purchased Intercept body scanner to crack down on drug smuggling in the jail. The Detention Center purchased the body scanner for $164,000 through funds from its budget and from the U.S....

An inside peek into the Montezuma County jail

An inside peek into the Montezuma County jail

Behind the fortified walls of the Montezuma County Detention Center in Cortez exists a tight-knit community of jailers, inmates, cooks, nurses, counselors, technicians, pastors, administrators, pretrial specialists, lawyers and bondsmen. Often overlooked by the...

Tek84 continues its rapid expansion in Nebraska

Tek84 continues its rapid expansion in Nebraska

The Lincoln County commissioners on Monday approved a body scanner for the Lincoln County Detention Center that will further protect jail personnel and inmates. Sheriff Jerome Kramer brought the request to the board in June. After time for research, Kramer recommended...

Hidden handgun found on woman during jail booking process

Hidden handgun found on woman during jail booking process

EVERETT, Wash., October 15, 2021 – On Wednesday, October 13, at approximately 9 a.m. a 30-year-old woman was being booked into the Snohomish County Jail for suspicion of DUI and was found with a loaded semi-automatic handgun hidden in her abdomen. During the booking...

New body scanner at jail finds hidden drugs on inmate

New body scanner at jail finds hidden drugs on inmate

A new body scanner at the Moore County Detention Center found drugs on an inmate, according to a news advisory from Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields. “During the processing of a new intake at the Moore County Detention Center, Detention Officers observed an...

$150,000 grant brings full body scanner to Marquette County jail

$150,000 grant brings full body scanner to Marquette County jail

An Intercept Tek84 scanner used for high-security contraband detection is now operating at the Marquette County jail. It was purchased with a Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Law Enforcement $150,000 grant awarded to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office....

New body scanner keeping drugs, contraband out of Androscoggin County Jail

New body scanner keeping drugs, contraband out of Androscoggin County Jail

The Androscoggin County Jail has a game-changing weapon to stop drugs, weapons and other contraband from being smuggled into the facility.

The new Intercept body scanner, in use since early June, has given the county Sheriff’s Department the upper hand  in keeping inmates and staff safe.

Vilas County Jail Full Body Scanner in Operation

Vilas County Jail Full Body Scanner in Operation

A full body scanner is in operation in the Vilas County jail to prevent illegal contraband coming into the jail as explained by jail Sargent Alisha Wagner. “Although we do strip searches, there are situations where possible illegal substances are hidden in body...

New technology can detect contraband at Contra Costa County jail

New technology can detect contraband at Contra Costa County jail

Sneaking contraband into the Martinez Detention Facility will become more difficult with new technology procured by the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office has acquired the Tek84 Intercept Full Body Scanner, which “detects both metallic...

Body scanner now in use at Monroe County prison

Body scanner now in use at Monroe County prison

Finally, the body scanner at Monroe County Correctional Facility is up and running. The scanner is programmed, and the employees who will be doing the body scans have received training. “This is going to make things much safer and easier, Warden Garry Haidle said. The...

New body scanner at jail finds hidden drugs on inmate

New body scanner at jail finds hidden drugs on inmate

A new body scanner at the Moore County Detention Center found drugs on an inmate, according to a news advisory from Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields. “During the processing of a new intake at the Moore County Detention Center, Detention Officers observed an...

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office receives new body scanner for inmates

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office receives new body scanner for inmates

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – A new safety device is now in place at the Marshall County Jail: a body scanner. It will also be used by surrounding agencies in the county. Deputies say contraband was running loose in the Marshall County Jail. Drugs and weapons are some of the common items inmates try to bring in.

Ross County Sheriff’s Office discusses improved security plans

Ross County Sheriff’s Office discusses improved security plans

  CHILLICOTHE -  The Ross County Jail has undergone improvements in the past year to make inmates safer during the course of the pandemic, but also to make the jail more secure. Two items of note are a new body scanning device, and a Skytron Ultraviolet...

Jail uses new tech to prevent COVID-19 spread, catch contraband

      NEW BROCKTON, Ala. (WDHN) — The Coffee County Jail installed state-of-the-art inmate processing equipment this January. With the on-going pandemic, the Tek 84 is designed to minimize contact between the correctional officer and prisoner and will...

Newsday analysis: Drug contraband seized more than 200 times

Inmates at the Nassau County jail have tapped into illicit supplies of narcotics and other drug contraband more than two hundred times in recent years, a Newsday analysis of state records shows.  Jail officials have seized drugs or drug paraphernalia 237 times in...

Hennepin County now uses full-body scanner at jail

Hennepin County now uses full-body scanner at jail

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office has installed a full-body scanner to search people booked into the county jail. In a news release, Sheriff David Hutchinson said the scanner will help keep inmates and jail staffers safe by quickly finding dangerous concealed...

Detention Center Getting Body Scanning Device

Dependency on opioids and other controlled substances can drive people to go to incredible lengths to feed their addiction. Unfortunately, this desperation leads people to extreme measures. To help prevent illicit substances and weapons from entering the Moore County...

Delaware County Jail

The bigger security picture The new camera system will follow the installation a year ago of another security device at the jail, a Tek84 Intercept full-body scanner. The scanner essentially is a full-length X-ray that reveals if someone being booked into the jail has...

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...

Pulaski County Sheriff Seeing Results with Jail’s New Body Scanner

Pulaski County Sheriff Seeing Results with Jail’s New Body Scanner

  The Pulaski County Jail’s new body scanner is already proving to be a good investment, according to Sheriff Jeff Richwine. “It’s already found its first contraband, so it’s already paid off to that extent, I think,” he told the county commissioners Monday. The...

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...

It’s reality TV, but not the reality now at the Etowah Co. Jail

It’s reality TV, but not the reality now at the Etowah Co. Jail

While “60 Days In” is giving viewers a warts-and-no washing view of the Etowah County Detention Center at the time seven undercover inmates were there, Sheriff Jonathon Horton said changes already have been made to make conditions better at the jail. The series that...

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...