Need a mobile command unit? These 7 companies will build them for you
The versatility of a mobile command vehicle underscores how much of an asset it can be
By PoliceOne Staff
Building a mobile command unit can be a complicated task involving many decisions and moving parts. From tackling major public events to conducting DUI testing, the versatility of a mobile command vehicle underscores how much of an asset it can be. Here are seven businesses that can help you with this worthy addition to your department’s fleet.
1. La Boit Specialty Vehicles, Inc.
La Boit Specialty Vehicles offers agencies mobile command centers for needs such as HAZMAT and bomb squad response, as well as multi-purpose vehicles that can handle a variety of tasks. The company custom-builds the units from the chassis up. Originally catering to the veterinary market, La Boit began building for law enforcement after their vehicles ended up providing aid at Ground Zero. (Learn more)
LDV sells new, customized command centers as well as used models, and also offer retrofitting services. Most of their vehicles are equipped with their Intel-I-Touch system – a one-button operating and power management system. Their vehicles played a part in securing Super Bowl XLVIII and their wide variety of clients includes the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. (Learn more)
3. Frontline Communications
Frontline Communications features 13 different command vehicle models for law enforcement – ranging from SUVs to 53-foot tractor-drawn trailers that can be customized to fit an agency’s needs. Established in 1985, the company has built over 2,500 vehicles for the industry. (Learn more)
Sirchie manufacturers both command units and other specialty vehicles for a department’s fleet – including prisoner transport and surveillance vans. They offer models catered specifically for response to incidents such as arson investigation, evidence collection, bomb response, and underwater rescue, and offer some customization options. (Learn more)
5. Matthews Specialty Vehicles
Matthews Specialty Vehicles offers pre-built vehicles in a wide range of sizes – from 16-45 feet in length to 96-102 inches in width. The company also offers retrofitting and some refurbished options. (Learn more)
6. Farber Specialty Vehicles
Farber Specialty Vehicles builds their command vehicles to the precise specifications of their clients and also offers a variety of previously owned options. Their clients include the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. (Learn more)