In December of 2004 the Bristol Police Department acquired a Mobile Command Post Vehicle. The vehicle is a 31-foot Freightliner van consisting of a communication room and an incident command staff conference room.
The communications center is equipped with radio communications, cellular phone communications, and a video link.
The vehicle is self supportive and available to respond to a variety of situations, such as Homeland Security Incidents, Crime Prevention Programs, Traffic Control Situations, and Criminal Investigation support.
This vehicle has been used to support police personnel during the Bristol Fourth of July celebration, Last Night Concert, and a variety of other events in this community. The vehicle has also taken part in Homeland Security trainings and had served as an incident command post during these trainings.
The vehicle is currently operated by 4 members of the Bristol Police Department specifically trained in the operation of the vehicle.