IMG_2494PEAKE recently upfitted a 2015 Sprinter Van for the Baltimore County Police Department Hostage Negotiation Team providing the group with a Hostage Negotiation Vehicle. This vehicle provides BCPD with a mobile platform for hostage and crisis negotiation. Layout of the vehicle includes four workstations in two areas that can be partitioned off. Integrated into the vehicle’s communication network is a Direct Link Crisis “Throw Phone”, IP Phones system, LTE connectivity and a video streaming system.

Details of the PEAKE Specialty Vehicle division conversion for this vehicle included:


  • Walls, doors, and ceiling insulated and covered with gray acoustical material over 3/8” ply
  • Main cabin workstations including overhead storage, 1 file drawer/parts drawer cabinet, 2 Herman Miller seats on sliding bases, and white board with latch and piston hold open
  • Rear compartment workstations include laminate counter with PVC bumper strip edging and 2 Herman Miller seats on sliding bases, one each work station
  • Storage solutions include control and equipment rack cabinet, overhead storage above work station, and storage bench for gear, equipment and cable buckets.
  • Interior LED red/white lighting in main cabin, rear compartment, and workstations


  • Electric operated awning with black cover, long enough to extend past sliding door when open to cover exterior monitor
  • Exterior cable access, located street side behind Throw Phone
  • 8 NMO mounts with tethered weather caps, located on the roof with weatherproof access to interior
  • Multiple red/white/blue emergency and scene lighting located on windshield, headlights, corner flashers, grille, and side warning with additional Whelen #295SLSA6 siren and light controller
  • Electrical 12 Volt DC
  • OEM auxiliary battery system wired to inverter, lighting, and 12 volt connections
  • Power distribution located in control panel area includes breakers, switches, controls and meters
  • 10 lighter style power points, 9 USB style power points
  • Electrical 120 Volt ACOutback l.5KW Ruggedized Inverter, located in rear compartment wired to auxiliary battery system
  • 2 shore lines located street side
  • 120 Volt Wiring: power distribution, battery charger, duplex outlets, exterior outlets


  • Equipment rack in rear compartment with TripLite network panel and Internal patch panel in rack
  • Exterior connection panel with R/Y/W connection wired to “Throw Phone” at the forward street side counter HDMI to connections
  • Interior 10 RJ45 connectors wired to equipment rack
  • 2 PC, 2 Laptops, and 5 LCD monitors
  • Communication board to enable the rear operator room to front Coach location-handwriting application
  • 4 Cisco IP phones, one per operator with 4G Cradelpoint and AGM node for integration into system
  • Additional tech installations included video server for streaming video to command center, fax machine, and customer-supplied LMR radios
  • Safety Equipment
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector located on ceiling
  • One 51b Halotron fire ext. in the rear cabin

The Baltimore County Police Department (BCoPD) is the nation’s 18th largest police department. With more than 1,900 sworn officers, BCoPD serves a demographically and geographically diverse area; Baltimore County comprises 612 square miles, including urban, suburban and rural areas. BCoPD’s mission is enforcement of the laws and ordinances of Maryland and Baltimore County; the protection of life and property; the prevention and detection of crime; preservation of the peace; and protection of the rights of all citizens.

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