The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation for the grant recently awarded. This grant enabled us to purchase two Scout III Thermal Handheld Monoculars. Deputies will utilize this new technology in searching for persons whether it be at an accident scene when people have been ejected from a vehicle or a crime scene/pursuit where persons have fled. We will also be able to use these devices to assist in clearing unsecured buildings and in situations when people wonder off due to age or mental health issues. Deputies will also utilize this technology in searching for heat sensitive evidence at crime scenes.
These devices will certainly aid the Sheriff’s Office in many ways and assist in protecting and serving the citizens of Palo Alto County. These devices will also add another level of protection for the personnel of the Sheriff’s Office. Being able to locate offenders in low light or no light situations will definitely give us the upper hand in protecting ourselves from injury.
Thanks again to the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation for assisting us in keeping Palo Alto County safe!