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News Release

Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Media Relations

New Los Angeles Police Department Mobile Substations Unveiled


"New Los Angeles Police Department Mobile Substations Unveiled"

Los Angeles Chief of Police Bill Bratton, Deputy Chief Dave Kalish, Mr. Mike Hopkins, General Manager of The Mattman Company

A Press Conference to Announce Delivery of New State-Of-The-Art Mobile Command Post Vehicles.

Tuesday, December 3, 2002
5:30 p.m.

Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Area Community Police Station
12312 Culver Boulevard
Los Angeles

Los Angeles: The Department will add three additional mobile substations to their specialty vehicle arsenal. The vehicles will be assigned to Pacific Area, Van Nuys Area and Devonshire Area Police Stations. These state of the art specialty vehicles were constructed by the Mattman Company of San Marcos, California.


These three vehicles are essential in that they will allow police officers to respond more efficiently and effectively to major crime scenes, as well as allow the police to coordinate communications and develop strategies on-site.


In addition to the three new substations, the LAPD also recently received a 39-foot, high-tech mobile command post and all-purpose truck for the LAPD’s Dive Team. These units, which arrived in August, contain technology such as a GPS system, 15 two-way radios, a switched phone system with 11 phones, cellular lines, a networked computer system, flat-screen monitors, exterior work stations and a roof platform. The media is invited to attend this event and will be allowed to tour these vehicles.


Please direct any inquiries regarding this media advisory to Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586. This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section.