The Dartmouth Police Department had us build them a new mobile command vehicle for their department. Their vehicle is built on a Ford E-450 Commercial Cutaway chassis with dual rear wheels and is powered by a 6.8L Triton V10 (gas) engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The body is a custom all aluminum 14ft. dry van body with sliding door access to the cab area. Entry into the vehicle is courtesy of curbside and rear entry doors. The rear door features a custom fabricated flip-down rear step.
Inside, the vehicle features three workstations complete with communications radios and 32" high resolution displays. Custom aluminum cabinets provide storage for gear. A galley with microwave and refrigerator was included. In the rear is a conference room with stowable two-section table. Fixed bench seats were construction that feature under-cushion storage. Magnetic dry erase white boards were built and integrated into the interior as well. We also prewired and made provisions for customer-supplied communications radios and computer.
A low profile air conditioner with thermostat handles the cooling inside the vehicle while 2 wall-mounted electric heaters handle the heating in the cooler months. An 7kW generator housed in a custom fabricated generator housing provides electric power for the vehicle.
On the outside, two Kwik Raise pole lights were installed for night operations. An LDV-built, custom fabricated weatherproof exterior workstation was integrated into the body with flip-down work surface and electronics for operations outside the vehicle. A manual telescoping mast was installed to the outside of the vehicle with a dome network camera with lightfinder technology.
"We are extremely happy with both of our LDV-built trucks. We have already recommended other Departments check-out LDV for their custom vehicle needs."
Deputy Chief Marty Bender
Fort Wayne Police Department
The mission of the State Police is to respond to incidents statewide and to assist our federal and local law enforcement partners with their investigations. The new mobile crime laboratory will help ensure …
Rhode Island State Police
"I was very satisfied with the whole experience and process. I believe that the sales personnel and technicians are very knowledgeable and have years of institutional knowledge that shows in the execution of the unit. My questions were all ways answered immediately and if there was any reach back for additional confirmation it was always followed up with a phone call and email. The open lines of communication provided both of us the full awareness of where we were in the build process and helped eliminate unnecessary delays or unanswered questions. Everyone I encountered during my visits were always smiling and happy while working, which was great to see and experience. This is reflected in the finished product that was noticed by my staff and all others that have visited to see the new addition to our fleet."
Logistics Section Chief
The best feature of the vehicle is the flush floor slide-out in the front of the vehicle. It provides a very functional work area and always receives favorable comments.
Chief Deputy, Woodbury County Sheriff
The Command Vehicle enhances our team policing philosophy, and enhances our ability to carry out our mission of 'Know us BEFORE you need us.
Chief Scott Greuel
Oshkosh Police Department
Workmanship. Attention to detail. From the design and the initial recommendations to guiding us in deciding on a floor plan and technology components to ensure we have a unit that will bring high value for us for many years to come …
Deputy Inspector, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office SWAT Commander
MOC 1 is working out great. No issues and we are so very pleased with it. We get lots of compliments about it when out and is truly meeting our needs.
Gerard J. Whittington, Jr.
I wanted to drop you a note to say that we are very pleased with the product that we purchased from LDV. It is evident that your company invests in quality and the truck reflects the experience that LDV has in building. Thank you for …
Lt. Dwane Razzetti
Bergen County, NJ OEM
I just wanted to send a thank you for all the assistance you provided with the planning and purchase of our new SWAT vehicle. To say that we are impressed with it would be an understatement. It is exactly what our agency …
Sergeant John M. Dunham
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