|Published:||Feb 26, 2011 4:47 AM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 25, 2011 3:02 PM EST|
NAPLES, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff's Office has gone high-tech in its effort to keep weapons and illegal substances out of the jail.
The whole body security scanner -- a RadPRO SecurPASS -- made its debut Friday morning. Officials say the scanner will help deputies identify anything inmates are carrying.
The scanner is designed to detect all metallic, non-metallic, organic and non-organic materials without requiring inmates to disrobe. Officials say the scanner can identify anything concealed under clothing or inside a person's body cavity.
Sheriff Kevin Rambosk says the scanner will cut down the time it takes to search inmates. For example, a strip search usually takes 15 minutes. The same search takes about 7 seconds with the scanner.
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