Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Owensboro Police Secures Grant for Mobile Command Center

oboro police 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/20/13) – The Owensboro Police Department has secured a $50,000 federal grant through the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security to purchase a new mobile command center. The department formerly used a 2001 Rockwood 29’ pull behind trailer, and believes the updated and self-propelled vehicle is much better aligned to the needs of the department.
 
The Owensboro Police Department utilizes a command center for large scale incident scenes, such as Hazmat spills, civil disturbances, hostage situations, explosive devices, and major natural disaster scenes.
 
The new 2013 Coachman Freelander 31’ Command Center will serve two purposes. First, it will allow the Owensboro Police Department to coordinate and execute a response to these types of calls and event activities that require a prolonged police presence. Second, it will also serve as a backup dispatch center.
 
Radios, antennas, phones, and other equipment once used in the older command trailer have been installed in the new command center. The Owensboro-Daviess County Central Dispatch had funds on hand in the amount of $17,000 to be used for additional equipment to allow for the dual purpose vehicle.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Michael Hathaway

© Copyright 2014 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 by using one of the social media links below.

button coupons
button classifieds

In Other News...

'Frozen' Plays to One Last Packed House at Living Word Church

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (12/24/14) — The members of Living Word Church in Central City presented their final performance of… Read More

KSP Post 16 Holiday Enforcement

HENDERSON, Ky. (12/24/14) — As the Holiday's near, the Kentucky State Police will be in full force to ensure the safety… Read More

Most Read This Week

December 24, 2014 9502

Christmas Eve Bloody Brawl Erupts on Dulin Street

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 19, 2014 6103

Armstrong Mine to Layoff 39 by End of Day

in Top News For All Sites by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
December 19, 2014 5212

Dawson Springs Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Detective Sean McCance
December 19, 2014 4686

Woman Flown to St. Mary's after Two-Car Collision

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 19, 2014 3920

Vehicle Fire Causes Traffic Back-Up on Pennyrile

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 23, 2014 3749

Couple's Alleged Dispute over Blanket Leads to…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 19, 2014 3633

Vehicle Explodes into Flames on Pride Avenue

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gwen Smith
December 23, 2014 3226

Alleged Theft at Walmart Sends Two to Jail

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 22, 2014 3131

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Dec. 22, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
December 20, 2014 2963

KET’s Kentucky Life Segment to Feature Old…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

December 24, 2014 9502

Christmas Eve Bloody Brawl Erupts on Dulin Street

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 23, 2014 2626

Disturbance Results in Vehicle, Foot Pursuit,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer Tyler Russell
December 23, 2014 2345

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Karen McKnight
December 24, 2014 1371

'Frozen' Plays to One Last Packed House at Living…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 24, 2014 1369

KCC Hosts 'Gift of Life' Opportunity

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
December 24, 2014 1338

2014 Looking Back: World Saddened at Death of…

in Top News For All Sites by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 24, 2014 1284

Statewide Broadband Initiative Launched

in Top News For All Sites by Office of the Governor
December 24, 2014 1184

True Gift of Christmas Trumps Evil by Richard…

in Top News For All Sites by Richard Nelson
December 24, 2014 996

How to Avoid Post-Holiday Shopping Crowds

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 24, 2014 959

Holiday Waste by the Numbers

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss