Cobb makes plans for equipping 300 police vehicles

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners decided 5-0 Tuesday to choose two contractors to equip 300 new police vehicles over the next several years, beginning next year.

West Chatham Warning Devices and Dana Safety Supply will be paid about $24,000 to equip each car, according to Cobb Police Chief John R. Houser.

Dana Safety Supply was the low bidder on three manufacturer categories and West Chatham Warning Devices was the low bidder on seven categories, he said.

Each vehicle will include an in-car camera system, a modem to provide transmission of information, an 800 MHz radio, a push bumper, emergency signaling and sirens, control panels and radars, Houser added.

Funding will come from the 2016 special purpose local option sales tax.