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Allen County Sheriff's Dept. installs new body scanner

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The hope is that they will be able to catch illegal objects before they can make it into the jail. The hope is that they will be able to catch illegal objects before they can make it into the jail.
This scanner technology is a first for the jail - and those with the Allen County Sheriff's Department say that getting this technology is a big step in being more effective in their work. This scanner technology is a first for the jail - and those with the Allen County Sheriff's Department say that getting this technology is a big step in being more effective in their work.

Keeping people safe in the jail is a big priority for the Allen County Sheriff's Department, and one way that they are now able to do that is with a new body scanner. The scanner has been set up through a collaboration between the Sheriff's Department, the Allen County Commissioners, Coleman Professional Services, and IPS. The hope is that they will be able to catch illegal objects before they can make it into the jail.

"We're look for contraband; obviously it’s not going to get every piece of contraband, but in today’s day and age, we have people who are actually swallow it and then it is in their stomach - this will allow us to see what’s in their persons contraband-wise, so when they get to their blocks, they cannot eventually obtain the contraband, maybe narcotics, maybe weapons, anything like that," said Sheriff Matt Treglia.  "It’s going to make my inmates way safer and secure along with the corrections officers that work with them every day."

This scanner technology is a first for the jail - and those with the Allen County Sheriff's Department say that getting this technology is a big step in being more effective in their work.

"I’ve been here quite a few years and this is probably the single most important unit or piece of equipment that we have obtained here in the corrections division," said Tim Amstutz, Jail Administrator for the Allen County Sheriff's Department.

"It’s all about safety and security at the jail for the inmates, for the correction officers that the work, I think that we just feel that this is one of the best tools that we’ve ever been able to have in our facility to stop that contraband from entering our facility," said Sheriff Treglia.

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