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New scanner purchased by Contra Costa County Sheriff’s office to stop contraband smuggling

New scanner purchased by Contra Costa County Sheriff's office to stop contraband smuggling

Contra Costa County

New scanner purchased by Contra Costa County Sheriff’s office to stop contraband smuggling

Contra Costa County, California – The Tek84 Intercept Full Body Scanner has been purchased by the Contra Costa County Sheriff Custody Services Bureau.

As arrestees are processed and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility, the Intercept will be used during intake.

According to Tek84, the Intercept “detects both metallic and nonmetallic threats, including weapons, drugs, cell phones and other contraband. Screens from below the feet to above the head reveal items under the clothing and within the body.” In addition, the Intercept allows staff to maintain a distance of 6 feet of social distancing space between them and arrestees while conducting contraband searches.

“This technology is about safety and security and is one of many steps we are taking to improve our facilities,” said Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston. “This is a win-win. It will help prevent contraband from entering our jails, thus making it safer for inmates and staff.”

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