Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 2429, VA Police Improvement and Accountability Act [open pdf - 248KB]
This is the Congressional Budget Office [CBO] Cost Estimate as ordered reported by the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs on May 4, 2021. From the Document: "The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employs nearly 4,000 police officers at its 144 medical centers nationwide. H.R. 2429 would make several changes to the procedures governing VA's police force. [...] The bill would require VA to equip its 4,000 police officers with body-worn cameras that record and store audio and video; that requirement would take effect within 180 days of enactment. Using information from VA, CBO estimates that purchases of cameras--including spares and replacements--camera storage, maintenance, and data storage would cost $2,800 per officer each year. Thus, CBO estimates that requiring the use of body-worn cameras for all VA police officers would cost $55 million over the 2021-2026 period."
Congressional Budget Office: https://www.cbo.gov/