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Body Scan Technology - Detention Center

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $15,520)

The County of Chesterfield will use JAG funds for combatting illegal items in our detention center. The Chesterfield County Detention Center is a small jail with approximately 100 inmates. Unfortunately, we have some problems that we cannot locally fund solutions to. We have a large drug problem in Chesterfield County. We also have been struggling with items being brought into the detention center by inmates and unfortunately rogue officers (which we terminate and prosecute). Our budget is less than $1.5 million a year. These two projects would be detrimental to our budget as they stand now. By purchasing two items for exclusive use by the Detention Center, we feel as though we can prevent, detect, seize, and/or stop the presence and use of contraband cellphones within our facility and also purchase fentanyl and methamphetamine detection equipment, including handheld instruments and training for law enforcement safety, as well as opioid reversal agents.

Date Created: September 26, 2023