The Patrol Services Division has many invaluable assets, including the Sheriff's Mobile Command Center. The vehicle is 37 feet long and 8 feet wide, built on a truck frame with a ninety-gallon diesel engine and a 20-kilowatt Kohler generator.
It is equipped with an observation platform, numerous electronic devices including a six-line cell phone system, three satellite phones, four computers, two printers, a fax machine,a weather station, an electronic street mapping system, high resolution video cameras, monitors and DVRs and an HD antenna for broadcast.
The Mobile Command Center radio system allows County police departments to stay in communication whenever necessary. The vehicle can be used as an emergency station during a natural disaster, when dealing with a barricaded gunman or simply as a central area of communication and oversight at a major community event such as the Woodward Dream Cruise.
The vehicle was purchased for $300,000 using drug forfeiture proceeds; there was virtually no cost to the taxpayers.