Cobb County, Ga. – The Cobb County Superior Court will now have a new X-ray machine with the ability to detect explosives.
Channel 2’s Cobb County Bureau Chief Michelle Newell broke down how it all works channel 2 action news Thursday starting at 4 p.m.
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The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office is using advanced technology to improve security inside the Cobb County Superior Court building.
Hundreds of visitors flock to the outpost on any given day.
“Just like at the airport, they will put their assets in the asset bin. They’ll put it on rollers,” Major Rick Petrie told Newell. “As soon as people pass by the X-ray machine, their possessions will also come past. We have this plexiglass so if there is a weapon it prevents people from reaching over and grabbing the weapon.
If a weapon is discovered, Petrie said they are prepared.
“These rollers will move the property from the far side of the X-ray machine to the next conveyor belt, so that it is even further away from the person who owns the property,” Petrie said.
X-ray machines also detect explosives.
Petrie said, “If the artificial intelligence within the X-ray machine detects explosives or any component of explosives on the property, it will alert the person monitoring the machine, and they’ll notify the deputy and we’ll do that.” Will take the person into custody.”
The delegates started using the machine on Wednesday.
“Last year alone, we conducted over 77,000 screenings at this checkpoint alone. We recovered more than 600 weapons from our old equipment which had old technology. So we’re looking forward to discovering more weapons,” Petri said.
The X-ray machine at the post in the Magistrate Court will be replaced by a new machine in September.
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