Submitted Application for a 2017 CIP Project

I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: 5504 Melissa Carr 775-684-4593 - Dept. of Public Safety Headquarters
2. Project Description (One Sentence): The Department of Public Safety is requesting a new facility in Carson City to consolidate all of the DPS Divisions' headquarters into a campus style setting.
3a. Project Location: County: Carson City
3b. Project Location: City: Carson City
4. Department (department requesting project): Public Safety
5. Division (division requesting project): N/A
6. Agency (agency requesting project): N/A
7. Agency contact person: Melissa Carr
8. Contact phone: 775-684-4593
9. Contact email:
The Department ranking of this project:
10. The Department will rank their projects 1 through the lowest ranked project (e.g., If 5 projects were submitted by the Department a ranking of 1 would be assigned to the most important or most needed project and a ranking of 5 would be the least needed project). 1
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? Yes
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) N/A
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended) N/A
14. Is the property State Owned? Yes
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned? Unknown
II. Narrative Section 
16. Project Description: The Department of Public Safety is requesting a CIP for advanced planning of a department-wide headquarters facility located in Carson City. The goal of the department is to consolidate all division headquarters offices into one campus style setting. The majority of the Carson City department staff would be located at this facility. The department is requesting advanced planning for this upcoming biennium, and funding for construction of the facility in the following biennium.
17. Project Justification: The Nevada Department of Public Safety consists of several organizational units which occupy space throughout the Carson City area: Director’s Office; General Services Division; Office of Professional Responsibility; Office of Traffic Safety; Office of Criminal Justice Assistance; Division of Emergency Management; Capitol Police; State Fire Marshal; Investigation Division; Division of Parole and Probation; Highway Patrol Division; and Training Division. The Department also provides administrative and fiscal support for the Board of Parole Commissioners and the State Emergency Response Commission. These organization units are presently located in 11 separate locations throughout Carson City. The total space currently occupied by the department in these facilities is approximately 112,350 square feet. The majority of the department staff will be located at the new facility. The exceptions are: the Division of Emergency Management (housed at the Emerg. Operations Center), the Board of Parole Commissioners, the Training Division, and the Parole and Probation Carson City regional office. The scattering of divisions throughout Carson City has created significant logistical difficulties. As a centralized law enforcement agency, the department works closely together, and effective communication requires Division Chiefs and various other staff to be located at headquarters on a daily basis. Because of the nature of the services provided to the public, and the current public safety climate, it has become necessary to have a higher level of security installed in all of the DPS facilities. The DPS Director’s Office and Highway Patrol headquarters co-location with DMV makes it impossible to provide an adequate level of security. Locating all of the DPS Carson City offices within one building would make it feasible to maintain a level of security necessary for all divisions and would eliminate the need to maintain separate security systems in multiple facilities. DMV’s long-term space requirements continue to expand and DPS has already moved some of its divisions out of the 555 Wright Way facility in order to provide DMV additional space. Rental properties in Carson City (Non - B & G Properties) has been steadily increasing. These trends are expected to continue. This may be the best time for consideration.
18. Project Background Information: The Department of Public Safety submitted 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015 CIP applications for a headquarters facility. However, due to limited funding these requests were not approved. In the time since these requests, DMV’s long-term space needs have remained the same, as well as the increasing costs of non-B&G rentals properties in Carson City. Additionally, the isolation of all of the DPS headquarters offices continues to inhibit the operational effectiveness of the department.
19. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
19a. Type of equipment to be replaced: N/A
19b. Year existing equipment was installed: N/A
19c. Manufacturer of existing equipment: N/A
19d. Model of existing equipment: N/A
19e. Are there any known hazardous materials? No
Environmental Considerations
20a. Hazardous Materials (Asbestos, Lead Paint, etc.): N/A
20b. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? No
21. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): The increasing demands for public safety services only increases the department's need for a consolidated headquarters facility. If this project is not approved, the following issues must be addressed: a plan to solve the lack of available space for both DPS and DMV; ineffective and cumbersome security systems; and the challenge of DPS being a centralized agency, with decentralized office locations. There are potential public safety issues, and the department’s ability to respond in the case of major emergencies may be compromised. Costs for Carson City non-B&G facilities will also continue to increase, affecting continuing budgets.
Health, Life Safety, and/or Legal Issues
22. Please describe any health, life safety, and/or legal issues that will be resolved by completing this project (Short Essay): NRS 480.160 requires the Department of Public Safety Director’s Office to be located in a state-owned building. The Director’s Office (Fiscal, Budget, HR, Contracts, Director and Deputy Director) and Highway Patrol Headquarters are currently located at 555 Wright Way, sharing space with DMV. DMV has repeatedly expressed a long-term need for the space currently occupied by DPS. Since the Director’s Office is required to be located in a state-owned building, and there are no state-owned buildings in Carson City suitable for the Department needs, a new building/facility is required.
23. Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
23a. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
23b. Explain:
23c. Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? No
23d. What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program? 06/30/2017
23e. What is the driving proposed completion date? Completion of advanced planning prior to request for construction CIP in next biennium. The advanced planning will include feasibility, programming and utility studies.
III. Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources Section 
Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources (The SPWD will prepare all final cost estimates. This schedule is for preliminary purposes only.)
24. Land (if land must be purchased):
25. Offsite construction:
26. On-site Development:
27. Utility connection fees:
28. Water rights deeded:
29. Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:
30. Specialty equipment:
31. Data and network equipment:
32. Telephone equipment costs:
33. Moving:
34. Renovation of vacated space:
35a. Correction of known deficiencies:
35b. (describe deficiencies)
36a. Any known commitments:
36b. (describe commitments)
37a. Known hazardous material abatement:
37b. (describe hazardous materials)
38. Total project costs: 500,000
39. Proposed funding of total project cost:
39a. Agency:
39b. Federal
39c. State highway 165,000/general fund 335,000
39d. Other/Donor
39e. (describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
39f. Total: 500,000
40. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 39a, 39b, or 39c funding sources are providing funds.
40a. Name
40b. Phone Number
40c. Email Address
IV. Site Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
41. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres)
42. Will this project require new parking spaces? Yes
43. Are utilities available to site? Yes
44. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? Unknown
45. Are there any required offsite improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? Unknown
46. Is the site in a flood plain? Unknown
47. Is the site in an airport impact zone? Unknown
48. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? Unknown
49. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? Unknown
50. Will the site require an environmental assessment? Unknown
51. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required? Unknown
52. Will any Utility connection fees need to be paid? Unknown
53. Will any water rights need to be deeded? Unknown
54. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities? Unknown
55. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? Unknown
56a. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): Unknown
56b. Describe Site Considerations:
V. Programming Section 
Programming (New construction, building remodels, and building additions only)
57. Has any architectural programming occurred?
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project)
58. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs? No
59. Usable Square footage required (including storage space)
59a. New Construction SF: 164500
59b. Remodel/Renovation SF: 0
59c. Addition SF 0
59d.Total project SF: 164500
60. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) : Business
61. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility: 329
62. Approximate number of visitors per day: Unknown
63. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment? Yes
64. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (e.g., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks): No
65. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate? 20
66. List of required facilites (laboratory space, classroom space, office space, conference rooms, cafeterias, maintenance shops, garages) and any unusual related equipment required for your project: In addition to general office space, the following specialty space needs have been identified: records storage; specialty storage; equipment rooms; motorcycle storage (Office of Traffic Safety); child safety seat storage (Office of Traffic Safety); shop/maintenance area; multiple conference rooms (>=4); multiple copier areas; break room with multiple vending areas; supply closets; centralized mail receiving/sorting room; “Clearing” room; library; evidence vault; evidence processing room; armorer area; interrogation rooms (10); control room for interrogation rooms; training room (inside security area); training room (public access); main lobby area; reception areas for each division; report writing room; briefing/squad room; warehouse with loading dock; storage for commercial enforcement (Highway Patrol); exercise/wellness room; narcotics task force office & interview room; lockup Polygraph rooms (2); Polygraph observation room; bio-hazardous material room; narcotics task force garage/storage; project team room (GSD); secured equipment storage (Tech); intake room (GSD) multiple network closets; computer lab; IT data center; Help Desk area; command center locker rooms with showers (2); multiple restrooms; outside security; communication room fleet services (Highway Patrol); vehicle wash bay; security office (ID badges); fingerprint station; backgrounds unit office space (Personnel); Personnel interview rooms; Personnel conference room; Facility Manager’s office; mother's room; toxicology lab. In addition to the areas above, architecture must meet the needs of the following divisions: Director’s Office (Fiscal, Budget, HR, Contracts, Director and Deputy Director): As the executive offices of the department, the interior environment should be consistent with other large departments. Sufficient conference and meeting space will be needed. Because of the law enforcement focus, security is a high priority. The General Services Division has a substantial amount of hard copy records stored in rolling file cabinets, regular file cabinets, and shelving units. This will necessitate either a ground floor location or a reinforced floor if located on upper levels. The Bureau will require a public access point. Although much of the Bureau’s IT infrastructure has moved to the EITS Computer Facility, certain equipment needs to remain with the Records Bureau for ease of vendor access and due to costs of circuitry. This will require a proper data center with raised floors, appropriate environmental controls, backup power sources, and security access. They will also require a training room and intake room for fingerprints. The Office of Professional Responsibility provides internal investigations for the DPS. It will require a location that does not allow easy viewing of individuals entering and exiting the offices. A separate ingress/egress from the building is preferred. A secure records storage area is also needed. This unit will require evidence and weapons vaults, secured central files and dedicated conference room. The Office of Traffic Safety will require significant storage space for public awareness programs, motorcycles and records. The Fire Marshal’s Office/State Emergency Response Commission will require specialized testing areas and substantial storage space and vaults for weapons and evidence. A public service area is required (can be co-located with other DPS public contact areas). The Investigations Division will require several specialized areas including a large secure evidence storage facility, weapons vault, special cases workroom and secure space for the Narcotics Task Force. Additionally, the division will require interview rooms and polygraph rooms. Security for this division is critical. The Parole and Probation Division will primarily require administration space (and significant storage space). The Office of Criminal Justice Assistance will primarily require administration space. The Highway Patrol Division will require administration space and fleet administration. There will be a need for meeting space, file storage and technical equipment storage. Additionally, the NHP Carson City substation will be located in this facility, requiring operational space for the staff stationed here.