09/18/2011

WV State Police unveils mobile disaster command center

Agency realized they needed a way to organize state troopers at locations where cellphone service is limited

By Travis Crum
Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.V. — West Virginia State Police said they will manage special events better or respond more quickly to disasters with the help of a new vehicle.

State troopers unveiled the 45-foot-long Mobile Command Center in South Charleston on Friday. The mobile center features satellite phone technology, weather radar systems, computers and a planning room.

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