Taking On Covid

Sheriff Acquires Air Filtering Units that Eliminate COVID to Sanitize Air in WCSO Facilities--First Correctional Agency in the Nation!

The WCSO is taking on COVID where it lurks, in the air! Fighting COVID in all facilities has been a mission of executive leadership since the pandemic began and Sheriff Raphael Washington has promised keeping personnel, the public and the inmate population safe is among his top priorities. At a recent press conference, the Sheriff and executive leadership announced the acquisition of nearly 24 state of the art machines that target and eliminate COVID and other pathogens in the air in our 3 jails, Road Patrol and Admin building. Our agency is THE FIRST correctional agency in the nation to implement this technology. Adding this ground-breaking technology is just another weapon in our fight against this deadly pandemic.

Thanks to the diligent efforts of Wayne County Executive Warren Evans and his team at the County to secure CARES Act funds, the units were purchased with those funds and an in-kind donation from IVP to cover the costs of shipping and installation. The Sheriff was joined at the announcement by Assad Turfe, Chief of Staff for the Office of the Wayne County Executive, Undersheriff Dan Pfannes, Chief of Staff Michael Turner, Chief of Jails Robert Dunlap, Chief of Operations Mike Jaafar, Deputy Chief Scott Gatti and Lt. Rachael Moore who played a key role in securing the mobile machines for the agency.

IVP officials, Dr. Garrett Peel and Ben Seligson, came to the WC Jails days before the announcement to calibrate the equipment and participate in the announcement to the media. We thank them tremendously for their hands-on participation in making sure the equipment was securely in place in the various buildings and working properly. For more details from the press conference please click on the link below.


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