Sutter County Sheriff's Office
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New Vehicle for Public Safety Emergencies

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 10:00 AM

For Immediate Release:

Sheriff Jim Denney and his staff will be dedicating a new tool to assist in responding to natural and man made emergencies in Sutter County. The Sheriff’s Department recently acquired a forty-foot long, mobile command post to aid the Department in managing long –term emergencies in the field.

The vehicle provides the Department the ability to dispatch and coordinate Deputies in the field as well as provide a mobile incident command center to plan, strategize and stage law enforcement responses.

Some of the high-technology associated with the vehicle includes a radio interoperability system allowing radio communications during mutual aid circumstances with a wide number of agencies and a helicopter video down-link system. The down-link system is still under construction, but will enable an equipped helicopter from other agencies such as the California Highway Patrol or the Sacramento Police or Sheriff’s Department to send video of an event or natural disaster back to the command vehicle.

The vehicle also has several means of recording images both from the down-link system, on-board camera system, or television broadcast.

The mobile command post will be featured at an open house scheduled for May 25, 2005 at 10 am at the Sheriff’s Department.

Contact Person and Telephone Number:

Bill Grove, Undersheriff (530) 822-7307

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