The City of Titusville, Florida / Police / NewsTitusville Police Mobile Command to Offer Valuable ResourceTuesday, May 10, 2011
The main goal of law enforcement at every crisis they respond to is to bring the situation to the most successful conclusion possible. Titusville Police now have a tool that will increase the likelihood of that goal being reached- a new mobile command vehicle.
Funded completely by money seized from criminals, the community is getting a valuable resource with no cost to the taxpayer. Forfeiture funds, in the amount of $137,000 were used for the purchase.”This is money seized from criminals that has been put back into the community to benefit our citizens”, said Chief Tony Bollinger.
The Mobile Command vehicle is a 2010 Ford F-650 Diesel truck, with the rear bed being custom built by Pride Enterprises of Daytona Beach, Florida. “We are very impressed with the quality of the work” said Major Dave Butler. “Pride truly exceeded our expectations with this vehicle”, added Butler.
An earlier vehicle was recalled by Pride for a design issue.
The vehicle will be deployed at a number of different situations including violent crimes, crisis negotiations, public outreach and crime prevention events like National Night Out, and large crowd functions. It will also be used for any EOC (emergency operations center) event and the truck is designed to accommodate federal guidelines on Incident Command Structure (ICS).
Mobile Command includes:
Four work stations, equipped with a radio and computer access.
High-def camera mounted on a 27’ telescopic pole for aerial views of scenes.
HDTV receiver for live news & weather feeds
Four seat conference room/crisis negotiation table.
Video/audio feeds that interface to other agency equipment (BCSO bomb robot)
Bathroom facility, kitchenette and a 42 gallon water tank.
Whelen LED scene lights that do not attract insects due to the led light spectrum.