By MARLO BARNHART
While checking out the new $67,000 Hagerstown City Police communications/command post van, Sgt. Gary Spielman recalled countless times when he wished the department had such a vehicle.
"This van can accommodate two dispatchers, telephone and radio equipment, a room for hostage negotiations, storage for evidence collection and lots more," Spielman said.
Previously, police would hover around one cruiser in all kinds of weather, sharing radios and minimal storage space for evidence collection, Spielman said.