Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dallas Orders Sheriff's Mobile Command Post

                   The FBI's Mobile Command Center - One has been ordered for Dallas for 11/22/13

Dallas Declares November 22, 1963 a holiday and orders mobile Command Center. 

Though months away the Battle of Dealey Plaza is shaping up as the city of Dallas ordered a $200,000 "mobile command center" for the Dallas County Sheriff's Department in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. 

Besides ordering the mobile command post, the city declared Friday, November 22nd 2013 a city holiday. 

In the immediate aftermath of the assassination, dozens of Sheriff's officers and deputies were the first on the scene because their office was just across the street from Dealey Plaza, and many of the witnesses and suspects that were rounded up in the immediate dragnet were taken to the Sheriff's offices to have statements taken. 

As recounted in this local Dallas news report: 

Dallas County commissioners unanimously approve three items without disclosing scope of last-minute changes

By Brandon Formby
1:47 pm on March 19, 2013 

In the last sentences, it is noted: 

“....Commissioners also added the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas as a county holiday for county employees and agreed to spend $198,000 on a used mobile command center for the Sheriff’s department.”

                                                  Inside the FBI's Mobile Command Center


As the flagship of your special service vehicle fleet, your mobile command center is the heart of your agency’s mobile operations, leveraging the latest communications and technologies available. Although the design of mobile command and communications vehicles vary, typical configurations include four to six work stations for real-time communications activities; a galley and lavatory; a conference room for on-site meetings; and an exterior work station with access to telephone, radio and audio/video technology.

Mobile Command Center: To manage even the most complex national security and criminal investigations, we run a Mobile Command Center—a 53-foot, 53,000-pound vehicle designed to respond at a moment’s notice to all special event and crisis situations that could arise in our area of operation. It is staffed by personnel from our Command and Tactical Operations Center (see below), by electronic technicians, and by technically trained agents. The Mobile Command Center has been equipped with multiple radio systems that allow our managers to direct and control both land-based and airborne assets. To ensure maximum portability, the center was designed with the latest cellular and satellite communications equipment and has the ability to physically "link up" with other FBI communication assets to provide even greater response capability for the Washington metropolitan area.

Command and Tactical Operations Center: Our Command and Tactical Operations Center, or CTOC, consists of agents and professional staff with tactical experience to support the SWAT team during field training exercises and tactical situations. The CTOC can communicate seamlessly with the Mobile Command Center and personnel on scene to bring the full resources of the FBI to a situation.

'NCIS: Los Angeles' executive producer Shane Brennan gives a tour of 'Lavern and Shirley,' the NCIS: Red Team's mobile command center. 'Red: Part One,' a two-part episode of 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' airs Tuesday, March 19.

Police set up command post at Tracy school after graffiti threat found in restroom
By Daniel M. Jimenez Bay Area News Group
Tracy police set up their mobile command center on the campus Wednesday, and the day has thus far been uneventful, she said. Attendance was "definitely lighter" than on an average day, Cardoza added, but she did not have specific figures.

Posted on March 16, 2013 at 7:55 AM
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Police have increased the number of officers in downtown and will keep patrols out through Saturday night.
Police are doubling patrols and setting up a mobile command center outside the INB Center at Spokane Falls and Bernard. They will be managing officers from that spot and people will be able to come up to them with any concerns during the night.
Police say the command post will help them respond faster to any problems they have over the weekend. They say the extra units will help them respond to other hot spots including Hillyard, the Garland district, and along Division.

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