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Newport News Police Department
Friday December 4th, 2009 :: 11:56 a.m. EST

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New Mobile Command Center

News Release
N e w p o r t N e w s P o l i c e D e p a r t m e n t
P U B L I C I N F O R M A T I O N O F F I C E


NEW STATE OF THE ART MOBILE COMMAND CENTER DELIVERED

The Newport News Police Department will provide a media opportunity to view, photograph and video its new, state of the art, mobile command center at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at Police Headquarters. Chief James D. Fox, Mr. Frank Stevenson from Matthews Specialty Vehicles and Lieutenant Stacy Kelly will be present and available to answer questions.

The $655,000 vehicle was delivered to the Department on November 24th by Matthews Specialty Vehicles of Greensboro, North Carolina.

Funding for the purchase was received through a FEMA port security grant and asset forfeiture funds. No city tax dollars were used in this purchase.

Input from throughout the Department was instrumental in the design and equipping of the vehicle. One example of the state of the art capabilities is, in addition to conventional means of communications, the command post is also equipped with satellite communications capability.

The command post can be used in many different scenarios such as, but not limited to, being the command center for major City events such as this week’s Holly Dazzle celebration, for major police situations such as tactical situations or major investigations where it is necessary to bring a large number of resources together at the scene of the event or in the event of a natural or manmade disaster.

The Newport News Police Department is extremely proud of this vital piece of equipment and extremely thankful that the funding was made available.

Address/Location
Newport News Police Department
9710 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23605

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 757-928-4100

Harold Eley
Chief's Staff
eleyho@nngov.com
757-928-4291

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