Agenda Item   



                                                                                                                        ASR Control  19-001063




legal entity taking action:

Board of Supervisors

board of supervisors district(s):

1, 3, 5

SUBMITTING Agency/Department:

Sheriff-Coroner   (Approved)

Department contact person(s):

Robert Beaver (714) 647-1815 



Matt Monzon (714) 935-6876



Subject:  Accept Donation of Five Body Scanners from County of San Diego


      ceo CONCUR

County Counsel Review

Clerk of the Board



Consent Calendar



3 Votes Board Majority




    Budgeted: Yes

Current Year Cost: $50,000

Annual Cost: N/A




    Staffing Impact:


# of Positions:

Sole Source: N/A

    Current Fiscal Year Revenue: N/A

  Funding Source: GF: 100%

County Audit in last 3 years: No



    Prior Board Action: N/A






Accept donation of five RadPro SecurPASS Full Body Security Screening Systems with an estimated value of $640,000 from the County of San Diego to assist with security efforts within the County of Orange.



Direct the Auditor-Controller to include the five RadPro SecurPASS Full Body Security Screening Systems in the Fixed Asset Inventory for the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department, Budget Control 060.





Approval of the donation of the five RadPro SecurPASS Full Body Security Screening Systems from the County of San Diego Sheriff's Department will allow the Sheriff-Coroner Department to increase its ability to protect both staff and the public within Sheriff-Coroner Department's detention facilities.





Low-dose x-ray scanning systems can detect many types of dangerous or illegal substances, such as liquid explosives, drugs, copper wires and plastics.  Male and female inmates, who are more institutionally sophisticated and adept at secreting contraband in their bodily cavities prior to coming into custody, can defeat traditional searches.  Inmates who swallow contraband can make it into the system virtually undetected unless they encounter a medical emergency requiring an x-ray of the chest or abdominal area. The ability to smuggle narcotics into the detentions environment affects safety and poses a health risk to staff and inmates.  Narcotics presence encourages violence and increases the possibility for medical emergencies related to drug use.


Based on unique patented technology, the SecurPASS Screening System is able to use transmission imaging to identify hidden narcotics, weapons, contraband (e.g., make-up, medication, personal items, special needs items, electronic devices, sharp objects, sporting goods, guns/firearms, tools, martial arts/self-defense items, explosive/flammable materials, disabling chemicals, food/drinks) and any objects that could be considered dangerous in a detention environment.  The SecurPASS digital screening systems are utilized for high-level security needs at locations such as airports, prisons, border crossings and government buildings. 


This same type of scanning system was installed at the Intake Release Center in 2018 and has proven effective for improved security while minimizing physical searches.  The County of San Diego Sheriff’s Department (SDSD) has offered to donate five RadPro SecurPASS Full Body Security Screening Systems to the Sheriff-Coroner Department (Sheriff), free of charge.  These RadPro SecurPASS Full Body Security Screening Systems were purchased from Canon USA, Inc.  Four were purchased in 2014 and one was purchased in 2015, with the life expectancy of at least 10 years when deployed at high-volume locations.  All of the devices have been deployed at SDSD detention facilities and are fully functional.


Sheriff would be responsible for the decommissioning, dismantling, transportation, re-assembly, commissioning and maintenance needed to make the systems fully operational.  Sheriff has confirmed that Canon USA, Inc. is capable of performing the necessary maintenance needed for systems being acquired.  The maintenance cost for all five systems is estimated to be $50,000 per year (at $10,000 per device per year).  Sheriff is in the process of evaluating the security needs within Sheriff’s detention facilities and will deploy the devices in high-risk areas.  The systems have one to two years of warranty left, which will be transferred to Sheriff.  The vendor has verbally advised that SDSD's annual maintenance cost of $10,000 per system will be honored in a new maintenance contract with Sheriff, and will be finalized once the systems are decommissioned at SDSD and commissioned at Sheriff's facilities. 


Low-complexity infrastructure improvements may be necessary for installation at some facilities, but the maximum anticipated cost for infrastructure improvements is not expected to exceed $175,000 to accommodate installation of the five donated systems being acquired.


The proposed donation of five RadPro SecurPASS Full Body Security Screening Systems have an estimated value of $640,000.   Sheriff requests that the Board accept the donation to assist with security efforts within Sheriff’s jail system and requests that the Auditor-Controller include the five RadPro SecurPASS Full Body Security Screening Systems in the Fixed Asset Inventory for Sheriff-Coroner, Budget Control 060.




The donation from the County of San Diego is at no cost to the County.  Funding for ongoing maintenance costs will be absorbed within the existing FY 2019-20 Budget for Budget Control 060, Sheriff-Coroner, and will be included in the budgeting process in future years.