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County Council OKs full body scanner for Porter County Jail use

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The Porter County Council has approved funding for a body scanner for use at the Porter County Jail, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police is reporting.

At its meeting Tuesday, the council authorized the expenditure of $155,340 for the purchase of a Soter RS Full Body Security Scanning System.

“Over the years, items have been located inside both male and female body cavities, when those individuals attempted to smuggle items into our facility,” the PCSP said. “The scanner will be used to scan for items considered contraband that are hidden on and in the individuals brought into the jail. The need for this equipment is long overdue for the safety of our jail staff, our current jail population, as well as the safety of the new in-custodies being brought into our facility.”

“This scanner is a vital tool to keep drugs and weapons out of the jail and without question will be an asset to preventing future liability lawsuits,” Sheriff Dave Reynolds said. “We appreciate the support of the County Council and the Auditor’s Office in working to make this all possible.”


Posted 11/30/2018




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