Body scanner is now operational at jail

NEW SCANNER–Randolph County Chief Deputy Jarrod Peters is pictured inside of the Randolph County Jail’s body scanner. The scanner was purchased with CARES Act funding.

On Wednesday, April 28, the body scanner at the Randolph County Jail went into operation. Randolph County Sheriff Shannon Wolff and Chief Deputy Jarrod Peters invited local media to the jail last week to see the scanner and explain how it will benefit the county.

The process to get the body scanner started last year. The county was looking for ways to utilize funding through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This included bathroom renovations at the courthouse to adding touchless fixtures.

In October, Peters told the county commissioners that a body scanner would eliminate a lot of searching of those coming into the jail (cutting down on close contact to staff), as well as eliminate contraband being brought in. And, the county could use the CARES Act funding to pay for the scanner.

For more on the jail’s new body scanner, please see this week’s print edition.