You might see the mobile unit around campus or at big events, like Ragin' Cajuns football games or Mardi Gras, and when you do, you can rest-assured that we are doing our utmost to keep the area free from threats.
In addition to helping officers monitor situations in large crowds or the 33-foot motor coach's purpose is to serve as a command center for University leadership in any crisis. The front of the unit is a mobile dispatch center and operations office, with four computer stations and monitors for external cameras. There is a command operations room, with a table, seating and an interactive, wall-mounted computer monitor. Officers can also hold briefings outside the vehicle, where an awning protects a large exterior monitor. The center has an on-board computer server and the capability to manage voice and data communications, including satellite transmissions.
To learn more about the mobile command center, see the La Louisianne article, page 6 and 7.