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BCSO to purchase body scanner

The Broadwater County Commission has given the go-ahead for the Sheriff’s Office to obtain a Request for Proposals for a Body Scanner for the detention center in Townsend.

The scanner will be utilized to check inmates for weapons, drugs, and any other contraband.

BCSO Captain Nick Rauser estimated the cost for the scanner would be $130,000 to $150,000.

“I think we all agree a body scanner is something needed in our detention facility. If you look at some of the incidents that have happened around the state, I think it will provide better safety and security, and something we need to do,” Commi...