The Odessa Police Department acquired its Mobile Command Post trailer in April of 2008. The $380,000 trailer was paid for using a federal Department of Homeland Security grant. The command trailer features desks, 2 large deployable masts: 1 that offers camera views from 30 feet in the air, and the other extends 15 feet to allow operation of a wireless remote camera that can be placed as far as 1 mile away.
Other features include a workstation, radios and flat screen monitors which doubles as satellite televisions. The back of the trailer is set aside for a conference room. It is complete with SMART board which can use a touch screen to bring up websites and other information to help in planning during critical incident deployment
A flap on the outside of the trailer opens up to display a video screen. The screen projects images through the trailer wall to the outside. It can be used for briefing during an incident or to the media. A diesel generator powers all the equipment on the trailer.
The Mobile Command Trailer is available during Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) situations, missing person cases, riots, natural disasters, etc.