Posts Tagged ‘command post’

It Takes a Village (of SFPD Cops) to Arrest a Union Square Felon During Christmastime

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Man, the cops are all over the place in and around Union Square these days, the better to protect the all-important holiday shopper.

So that means SFPD vehicles parked all over, as a show of force for newly-arrived felons, including your Mobile Command Centers One, Two, and/or Three, and beat cops just standing around the corner of Fifth and Market answering tourists’ requests about which direction is the Metreon, that kind of thing.

And if you’re a drug dealer, the SFPD will literally tell you to conduct your business a few blocks up Market near Turk, you know, in the Twitterloin containment / enterprise zone, where you belong.

A half-dozen cops, one felon, Market Street betwixt Fifth and Sixth:

Don’t click to expand, in fact, shrink it down if you want, but, just saying, there’s always a reason when I post a messed-up filtered photo… 

Look for things to get back to normal starting the morning of January 1, 2013…

The Urban Assault Vehicle that Shut Down OccupySF – SFPD’s Mobile Command One Parked Between 101 Market and JHP

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Here it is, Mobile Command One, guarding a Bank of America branch at 49 Market betwixt OccupySF’s former Justin Herman Plaza location and OccupySF’s former annex location at 101 Market in front of our Federal Reserve Building:

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This thing is big, just like Mobile Command Two, which, once again, is parked up Market these days in Union Square, you know, to catch the seasonal shoplifters.

However, Mobile Command Three is less impressive – it gets spray painted by taggers on Sixth Street sometimes, no respect at all.

Now you better know your SFPD Mobile Commands.

OMG, It’s “Civic Response 2011″ This Morning in Civic Center – A Fire Drill With a Cast of Thousands

Friday, September 30th, 2011

[UPDATE: Famous photographer Steve Rhodes is on the scene right now:

Step 1: Kiss the bride under the largest classical dome in the western hemisphere;

Step 2: Evacuate

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All that hullabaloo in Civic Center this AM is just CIVIC RESPONSE 2011. 

Deets below.

The calm before the storm:

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All the deets:

“Multi-Agency Joint Evacuation Exercise – Civic Center Area - “Civic Response 2011″ – September 30th 2011, 10:30am

Exercise Overview
This will be a coordinated multi-organization joint evacuation drill involving the facilities management and security agencies, as well as the involved building tenants from within the San Francisco Civic Center area. This multi-agency drill will involve civilian and uniformed responders from the local and state government levels and is aimed at helping ensure public safety in the event of an actual emergency.

There will be approximately 1,500-1,800 building tenants evacuated and dozens of responders involved in this exercise. The participating agencies will activate their fire alarm plans and evacuate their tenants to pre-designated locations at Civic Center Plaza, UN Plaza, and the War Memorial area.

Participating Buildings – City Hall, Dept Public Health at 101 Grove Street, UC Hastings College of the Law, Veteran’s Building at 401 Van Ness.

The Command Post will be the SF PUC Mobile Command Vehicle (MCV) which will be parked on Grove Street between Polk and Larkin across from the Bill Graham Auditorium.

Mission: All participating buildings will execute their evacuation plans simultaneously and safely while keeping aware of the other facilities tenants.”

More deets, after the jump

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Is There a S.W.A.T. Convention Going On at the Union Square Hilton These Days? Check Out the Rolling Stock

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Joshua Clements is all over this sitch down in Union Square:

“Homeland Security, A-Team van, SWAT team, mobile command post, Army Hummer, SFPD Bomb Squad, all in front of the Hilton.”

This urban assault vehicle used to be a GMC, or a Chevy or a Ford or a Hummer a Jeep or maybe a Dodge – I’ve narrowed it down that far:

An excellent shot from The Tender, Your Daily Cut of the Loin

Get more shots of this paramilitary fooferall at The Tens.

The SFPD’s “Mobile Command Three” Might Be Small But It’s Having a Great Effect Upon Sixth Street Lately

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

First up, Know Your SFPD Command Posts:

San Francisco Police Mobile Command One is huge, as you can see…

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…as is Mobile Command Two:

As for Mobile Command Three, well, not so much:

Via Bluoz

But here it is, stationed on Sixth Street , as it’s been, ’cause there’s a new sheriff in town, or something – there’s a police crackdown going on Sixth Street, the southern extension of the world-famous crime-ridden Tenderloin.

Now, let’s hear from local resident Bluoz to see what’s been going on the past couple weeks:

“It’s the 2nd week now It’s not there all the time, and now it’s mobile unit 3, but all accounts say it’s made 6th street much more civil lately, even if it is just for show.”

So it appears that the recent crackdown on the upper stretches of 6th Street, instigated by this incident one might think, continues.

For how long, who knows?

Union Square Shoplifters Agree: SFPD Mobile Command Two is Soooo Much Nicer Than the Older Mobile Command One

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Word on the street is that San Francisco Police Mobile Command Two is soooo much nicer inside than the older San Francisco Police Mobile Command One.

Guess they got all the bugs worked out…

(Note hydraulic legs helping to level out the parking job.)

Presenting, the van that thinks it’s a house, redux:

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And here’s MC One, also seen on Market Street. (Its bigger-looking booty is just an optical delusion.)

Straight out of Louisiana, Mobile Command One from Ferrara Fire Apparatus and Applied Global Technologies might be the center of attention the next time San Francisco faces a crisis:

Baby got back, non?

Learn to love me
Assemble the ways
Now, today, tomorrow and always
My only weakness is a listed crime
My only weakness is … well, never mind, never mind
Oh, shoplifters of the world
Unite and take over

Shoplifters of the world
Hand it over
Hand it over
Hand it over at U. N Plaza
Learn to love me
And assemble the ways
Now, today, tomorrow, and always
My only weakness is a listed crime
But last night the plans of a future war
Was all I saw on Channel Four
Shoplifters of the world
Unite and take over
Shoplifters of the world
Hand it over
Hand it over
Hand it over
A heartless hand on my shoulder
A push – and it’s over
Alabaster crashes down
(Six months is a long time)
Tried living in the real world
Instead of a shell
But before I began …
I was bored before I even began

Shoplifters of the world
Unite and take over
Shoplifters of the world
Unite and take over
Shoplifters of the world
Unite and take over
Shoplifters of the world
Take over

World’s Longest RV – Meet the SFPD’s Mobile Command One

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Straight out of Louisiana, this joint effort from Ferrara Fire Apparatus and Applied Global Technologies will be the center of attention the next time San Francisco faces a crisis.

Or a tailgate party.

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