Griffo secures funding for Rome PD's new mobile command center

The Rome Police Department is getting a new mobile command center with the help of state funding, state Sen. Joseph Griffo announced today.

Posted: Nov 22, 2017 2:36 PM

ROME - The Rome Police Department is getting a new mobile command center with the help of state funding, state Sen. Joseph Griffo announced today.


Griffo has secured $275,000 in state funding to help the department purchase the new mobile command center, which will be used as a satellite police station and as a command post for things such as crime scenes and firefighting operations, according to Griffo.


Photo courtesy of state Sen. Joseph Griffo

Photo courtesy of state Sen. Joseph Griffo

Rome Mayor Jacqueline Izzo said that during a standoff on Bloomfield Street in Rome, she spent time in the current mobile command center and realized that it had “outlived its life expectancy.”

Rome Mayor Jacqueline Izzo

“Not only will we have a new vehicle, we’ll have new, updated electronics for law enforcement and for fire scenes,” Izzo said. “A lot of the times, if we have a structure fire, we’re going to need this unit as well.”

“It's going to be equipped with camera equipment, also with our computers, phone lines, anything that we’re going to need to communicate with other agencies and our personnel that are out in the field,” said Rome Police Chief Kevin Beach.

The mobile command center will be brought to Rome and will be ready for action 10 months after the approvals go through.

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