OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/21/13) -- The new 2013 Coachman Freelander 31 ft. Command Center was unveiled Wednesday and it will be a major tool for the Owensboro Police Department for the use of large scale incident scenes, civil disturbances, hostage situations, explosive devices, and major natural disaster scenes.
 
OPD will now be able to coordinate and execute a response to emergency situations that will require a prolonged OPD, Daviess County Sheriff, Owensboro and Daviess County Fire Departments’ presence. The Command Center will also serve as a backup dispatch center with radios, antennas, and satellite phones from the former vehicle.
 
The Command Center was secured from a $50,000 federal grant through the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. The Owensboro-Daviess County Central Dispatch also used budgeted funds in the amount of $17,000 to be used for additional equipment.
 
OPD anticipates using the Command Center as an educational tool to inform the community about the equipment they use. To show this, the center will be set up at events around the Owensboro-Daviess County area such as International Bar-B-Q Festival next year.
 
Taylor Riley
SurfKY News
Photos provided by Taylor Riley

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 17,730.11
-27.80 (-0.16%)    
2 S&P 2,076.78
-0.64 (-0.03%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,009.21
0.00 (0.00%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

July 02, 2015 14792

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 7195

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 5444

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 4188

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 3531

Alleged Breast Display Ends in Domestic Assault…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 45451

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 14792

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 04, 2015 1156

Happenings and Meetings – Hopkins County

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 04, 2015 1036

Heavy Rains Flood Streets Around Town

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 04, 2015 626

Kentucky Sees Sharp Rise in Newborn…

by Al Cross
July 04, 2015 466

Tips for a Safe, Healthy Summer Enjoying…

by Dick Brown
July 04, 2015 416

Annual Fireworks Display Heralds in Fourth of…

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News
July 04, 2015 408

KDA Marketing Chief Tells Panel Kentucky Proud…

by Ted Sloan
July 04, 2015 404

Keeping the Faith - 'Safer among the Christian…

by Ronnie McBrayer
July 04, 2015 400

Kentucky's Drinking Water Annual Report Shows…

by Lanny Brannock
July 04, 2015 367

Pet of the Day

by Natalie Ostrander
July 04, 2015 293

Ham Brings World a Little Closer

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News