Submitted Application from prior CIP Planning Cycle

I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Northern Nevada Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC)
2. Project Description (One Sentence): To construct an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course to train and maintain peace officers’ skills in both driving and decision making under stressful situations.
3a. Project Location: County: Carson City
3b. Project Location: City: Carson City
4. Department (department requesting project): POST
5. Division (division requesting project):
6. Agency (agency requesting project):
7. Agency contact person: Tim Bunting
8. Contact phone: (775) 687-3325
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)
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended)
14. Is the property State Owned? Yes
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned?
II. Narrative Section 
16. Project Description: Construction of an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) facility. The facility will be on 7 acres of State Land, located between Bigelow Dr. and the access road to the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in what is called the “buffer zone”. The facility will require electrical service; water and sewer service; an access road; a level asphalt pad with outdoor lighting for the EVOC track; 2 double wide modular classrooms, with bathrooms, equipped with driving simulators, classroom equipment (tables and chairs), a computer station and audio/visual equipment; a maintenance/storage building; a carport as well as a 6-foot-high security fence with electric gate. This is being proposed with the express permission from, and in cooperation with, the Division of State Lands and the Department of Corrections.
17. Project Justification: NAC 289.140 requires that all Category I Peace Officers receive emergency vehicle operation training to become certified. There is currently only one facility in Northern Nevada, which is used for training agencies within Washoe County. This one facility is inadequate to train personnel outside Washoe County. Officers spend 80% of their time behind the wheel, and most receive emergency vehicle operation training only once in their entire career! The settlement of one lawsuit in 2008 paid out $1.45 million for an officer involved traffic accident. A recent study conducted by California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training concluded that advanced driving skills are perishable and need to be reinforced/retrained at intervals; in addition, that in-service EVOC and simulator training reduces collisions significantly. Having a dedicated facility for basic and continuing training will potentially save the state millions of dollars as well as reduce officer injuries due to collisions. This facility will be constructed for use by POST and DPS for Basic Training, and all state and local law enforcement agencies for continuing training. Currently, agencies conducting emergency vehicle operation training are doing so in borrowed parking lots of high schools, parks and recreation facilities or unused portions of airport runways. Currently agencies we are tasked with training do not have the opportunity to train using driving simulators, or the availability of an EVOC facility. Studies show there is a significant benefit to problem based training that could be provided should this be approved.
18. Project Background Information: Beginning in FY 2005, POST has requested funding for this project. In FY 2008, a scaled down version was approved and funded with Court Assessment funds for $2,807,194. The project was "shovel ready" and 3/4 of the funds had been transferred to SPWB for the bid process to begin when all remaining and future funds were reverted to the general fund and the project was cancelled. The emphasis on education and development of practical skills which will be afforded by this facility will minimize risk and should reduce the number of accidents involving peace officers. Without proper and practical training, peace officers in the State will continue to be involved in traffic incidents that often involve citizens and tourists. The liability for the State will continue to increase from incidents that might have been prevented with better education and proper training.
19. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
19a. Type of equipment to be replaced:
19b. Year existing equipment was installed:
19c. Manufacturer of existing equipment:
19d. Model of existing equipment:
19e. Are there any known hazardous materials? Unknown
Environmental Considerations
20a. Hazardous Materials (Asbestos, Lead Paint, etc.):
20b. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? No
21. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): If this project is not approved, the State and local governments will continue to pay for wrongful death lawsuits because first responders and public safety officers are not properly or consistently trained. Statistics prove that more peace officers are killed in vehicle accidents than combat situations. Nationally, in 2014, peace officer deaths are up 50%. In the last 10 years in Nevada 6 of the 9 deaths were a result of vehicle accidents. Nationally in 2013, there were 105 line of duty deaths of peace officers, 33 were a result of vehicle accidents. According to the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety, there have been a total of 481 traffic accidents involving peace officers between 2013 and now, of those 86 were found to be the fault of the Peace Officer. Of the 481 accidents involving peace officers, 4 included fatalities and 160 involved injuries. Without an available EVOC peace officers are unable to train in vehicle operation even though they spend the majority of their time behind the wheel of a vehicle. Emergency vehicle operation is not a mandatory training subject after the basic course, as is firearms, because of a lack of training facilities. It is, however, a perishable skill.
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): Statistically, health, life safety and legal issues will be significantly reduced or eliminated when this project is completed, due to the legal defensibility of current and proven training technology (driving simulators). Learning judgment skills is most effective when the lessons are taught under realistic situations. Training transfer is most complete when training is as realistic as possible. Training transfer is defensible in court because it addresses the challenges and issues to be overcome during the training.
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? Yes
23d. What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program? 06/30/17
23e. What is the driving proposed completion date? The end of the biennium.
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): 0
25. Offsite construction: 379,621
26. On-site Development: 1,948,832
27. Utility connection fees: 33,175
28. Water rights deeded: 30,000
29. Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment: 227,000
30. Specialty equipment: 250,000
31. Data and network equipment: 0
32. Telephone equipment costs: 0
33. Moving: 0
34. Renovation of vacated space: 0
35a. Correction of known deficiencies: 318,265
35b. (describe deficiencies) This is the estimated cost of moving dirt to specifications for water runoff and safety and protection of the asphalt pad.
36a. Any known commitments: 0
36b. (describe commitments)
37a. Known hazardous material abatement: 0
37b. (describe hazardous materials)
38. Total project costs: 3,186,893
39. Proposed funding of total project cost: 3,186,893
39a. Agency: 3,186,893
39b. Federal 0
39c. State 0
39d. Other/Donor 0
39e. (describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding): 0
39f. Total: 3,186,893
40. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 39a, 39b, or 39c funding sources are providing funds.
40a. Name Tim Bunting
40b. Phone Number (775) 687-3325
40c. Email Address
IV. Site Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
41. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres) 7
42. Will this project require new parking spaces? No
43. Are utilities available to site? Yes
44. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? No
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? No
48. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? No
49. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? No
50. Will the site require an environmental assessment? No
51. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required? Unknown
52. Will any Utility connection fees need to be paid? Yes
53. Will any water rights need to be deeded? Yes
54. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities? No
55. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? No
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? Yes
59. Usable Square footage required (including storage space)
59a. New Construction SF:
59b. Remodel/Renovation SF:
59c. Addition SF
59d.Total project SF:
60. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) : Factor/Industrial
61. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility: 0
62. Approximate number of visitors per day: 45-100
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):
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: 2 double wide modular classrooms & a driving simulator for each classroom; tables and chairs; electronics for a “Smart” classroom, to include computers, monitors, video cameras, etc.; one maintenance shop/garage for storage of supplies, and vehicle repairs; 12 carport bays for storage of training vehicles.