Police are always training, and Wednesday, emergency 911 dispatchers were doing some training themselves. They learned how to operate different equipment on a million dollar mobile command center.
"When we deploy this, they will dispatch right from this bus right on location," said Sgt. Scott Schlehuber, Michigan State Police. "It's always better to train and be prepared, and when you really need it, be proficient at it."
This mobile center is used when on-scene command is needed, like large crowd events or even mass casualty or serial shooting incidents.
Dispatchers learned the equipment's different talk groups and how to selectively communicate with multiple agencies they could encounter during large events or emergencies.
"We never know when there may be a situation where this is going to be needed," said Joe Mackey, Lead Dispatcher at Negaunee Regional Dispatch. "To have some familiarization rather than trying to learn when we have to be out here using it."