My name is Officer John Utsey. I am a correction officer
and am located in New York City and I work at:
Eric M. Taylor Center
10-10 Hazen Street
Elmhurst, NY 11370
This is just one of the facilities on Rikers Island. The
SnakeEye is also used at the other facilities.
Just to let you know, part of my duties as a correction
officer is to search for and find contraband (drugs, weapons,
etc.). I have a lot of improvised, handmade, store bought
search tools in my arsenal that I use for searches. I am
a 16 year veteran in the department and searching has grown
to be my specialty and my love, some may say. It has gotten
to the point that inmates just tell me where the contraband
is before I look, just to get it over with. My point is
that your SnakeEye has taken my search arsenal and skills
to a higher level. I can now search deeper then before and
go only where I could only feel with my hand. I have found
contraband in spots that appeared empty over the years.
Inmates take time to discover new techniques of concealment
and camouflage of contraband and this tool has brought me
up to and possibly beyond that level. Thank you for manufacturing
something that will make my last four years worth working
and even more interesting.