2 new mobile command vehicles added to Calif. sheriff’s fleet
The command vehicles will provide critical support for both natural and man-made disasters
By Police1 Staff
According to the release, these vehicles provide critical support at major crime scene investigations and crime prevention events, search and rescue operations, wildfires and community events. The vehicles also provide emergency response services for other police agencies in the county.
“The Frontline Communications and South Coast Fire Equipment teams were very receptive to our requests and made us an integral part of the design process,” said Sheriff Bill Ayub of Ventura County in a statement. “We had specific design features, and Frontline Communications made a concerted effort to incorporate all requests, including an oversized command area which is a first on this frame.”
According to the release, some notable features of the mobile command vehicles include:
Large meeting space and multi-agency interoperability
Touchscreen, screen-sharing technology, PA systems and video tele-conferencing capabilities with onboard PCs and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) support
Modular space with interoperability radio dispatch stations for all common frequencies and walk-up laptop stations
Multi-modem cellular technology with satellite data as a backup
PTZ camera system, satellite and local TV, and a video switching matrix
“We’re anxious to replace our aging command posts with state-of-the-art vehicles and appreciate the support of our county executive office and the Ventura County Board of Supervisors for supporting our mission,” Ayub said. “Our community experiences both man-made and natural disasters and these vehicles will provide us with the ability to communicate with all agencies engaged in public safety operations. They also offer the much-needed space and equipment to properly manage our response for many years to come.”
Learn more about specialty vehicles from Frontline Communications here.