Sherriff's Office Debutes Mobile Command Center
5/1/2013 (Updated 10:29:14 PM)The Broome County Sheriff's Office says it will be better prepared to handle disaster and large-scale emergencies thanks to a new mobile command center.
The county debuted the massive RV this Tuesday afternoon, but it was first used during March 22nd at the scene of a double homicide on Lisi Lane in the Town of Binghamton. The County bought the vehicle, which had belonged to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, at a state auction for about $200,000.
"Everything can be done right there on the spot where otherwise we'd have to leave or else try to work out of our patrol cars, a small area. In here we can get a number of people going, discuss different issues and make our strategy and plans from there," said Broome County Sheriff David Harder.
$185,000 of the cost of the vehicle was covered buy a grant from the Department of Homeland Security. The other $15,000 came from the County's Narcotics Seizure Fund, which is made up from money captured during drug arrests.
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