Albany Police check out mobile command center

Albany Police check out mobile command center

Albany Police inspected a large mobile command center today... hoping they'll soon get one.

The Mobile Command Center from the Baker County Sheriff's Office in Florida was shown to city commissioners and officials today.

The $300,000 state of the art communications and command center is used jointly by 18-counties around the Jacksonville area.

Albany Police say a vehicle like this would be invaluable for South Georgia.

Albany Police Chief John Proctor said It's on the SPLOST allocation.  And we're hopeful that based on some review we'll get it very shortly."

Baker County Florida Sheriff's Office Lt. Chris Volz said "This is a fantastic way to be mobile. To deliver what they need, and then get up and go to the next area."

Volz said their mobile command center has been used recently in the search for a missing person, a natural disaster incident, and crowd control.  Albany Police say if they buy a similar vehicle, it would be used by first responders in the entire region.

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