Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office introduces new technology

Winnebago County Sheriff's Office introduces new technology

ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR)— Cutting edge technology is being added to the Winnebago County Jail.

A full body scanner was added to the booking process at the jail. The body scanner allows officers to detect object such as drugs, weapons and other contraband.

“Even though we pat them down and we do the best that we can with the searches, if you swallow something or if you put something in one of your cavities we’re not able to find it,” says sergeant Anthony Ponte.

Being a large facility, officials found it essential to bring this technology to the county jail.

“We’re one of the largest ones in the state so again it’s just prudent to make sure we’re doing the right thing,” says Sheriff Gary Caruana.

Sheriff Caruana says he will continue to use the latest in technology if it means more safety.

“I’m all about technology and lets use this to our advantage for again the safety of the inmates and the officers,” says Caruana.

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