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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.