Law and Public Safety

Law and Public Safety

Mobile Command Center



Facts:

  • Cost: $164,000 for the unit, $22,000 for radio equipment and installation.
  • Paid for with funds provided through the "Drug Asset Forfeiture Program".
  • Size: 38' in length
  • Weight: 26,000 pounds
  • Manufacturer: Lynch Company, Burlington, Wisconsin
  • Engine: Cummins Diesel
  • Transmission: Allison
  • The Mobile Command Center became operational in late 1993

Features:

  • Radio dispatch area, kitchen area, lavatory, conference room.
  • 15,000 watt Kohler generator on-board
  • Backup/side monitoring surveillance cameras
  • Front and rear television/VCR units
  • Automatic leveling system
  • Roof observation platform
  • Propane furnace; three roof-top air conditioning units
  • Dry-erase cabinet fronts
  • Electronic dry-erase fax board in conference room
  • Self-contained telephone switchboard with 6 cellular lines, with the ability to add 5 land lines; unit serves 14 phones
  • Roll out roof awning

Radio Equipment:

Ability to communicate with every municipal police agency in and around St. Louis County, fire department and protection districts/dispatch centers, highway departments, park departments, hospitals, ambulances, the American Red Cross, state agencies, federal agencies, and amateur radio operators.

The Mobile Command Center is used for emergency events such as:

  • Disasters
  • Major fires
  • Tactical situations
  • Hazardous materials incidents
  • Major events requiring a coordination center
  • Major crime situations