The cost to equip a police vehicle in Dane County, Wisconsin for coordinated interagency incident response was $8,000 to $10,000.

From the Rural ITS Toolbox report: Subsection 3.4: Dispatching Systems

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Dane County
United States

Summary Information

Dane County, Wisconsin has implemented an interagency dispatch and reporting coordination system to improve response to incidents and emergencies. Police vehicles are equipped with on-board computers capable of transmitting incident data to a central dispatching center. Once data is received, police make initial observations and send critical information to other emergency responders (e.g., nearby hospitals and fire stations) via an existing fiber optic communications network enabling emergency responders to prepare before arriving on-site. The cost to equip each police vehicle with laptop computers ranged from $8,000 to $10,000.

Rural ITS Toolbox

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Deeter, D., H. M. Zarean, and D. Register
U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration

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System Cost

Cost per vehicle: $8,000 to $10,000.