The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Crescenta Valley Station recently acquired Mobile Command Post. The vehicle will allow deputies to have a central location to conduct incident planning during complex or tactical events.
“We’re excited to take delivery of our new Mobile Command Post,” said Crescenta Valley Station Captain Robert Hahnlein. “The new Mobile Command Vehicle will be deployed to critical incidents, crime scenes, community events and other situations where it will be useful. We’re thankful to the City of La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s Office, and the Crescenta Valley Station Support Group for their financial contributions to acquire this important resource to better serve our community.”
The Command Post is a self-contained vehicle that allows deputies to access a computer, mobile radios and various workstations. With the addition of the vehicle, the department will be able to easily connect with higher levels of the command structure during times of emergency. Captain Hahnlein stated, “the new Mobile Command Post allows the Crescenta Valley Station to bring the full force of our Station to the scene of an incident, allowing us to engage in operations at a location that would otherwise be challenging or impractical.”
To allow for long periods of time in the vehicle, it was built to be ergonomically friendly and regulate temperature during hot and cold environments. The Command Post is approximately 30 feet in length and can seat 8 personnel.
“Community safety continues to be a top priority for our Council,” said Mayor Terry Walker. “By contracting with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the City is able to gain access to these types of high-tech services that would be cost prohibitive for the City to obtain on its own.”