Submitted Application for a 2019 CIP Project

I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Grant Sawyer Information Desk / Surveillance Upgrades
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Move the Information Desk out three feet and create a swinging door for access to the desk via the lobby by officers and after hours security guards and convert the desk to a working police desk for a visible safety and security presence to employees plus those employees working late or on weekends; this would include an upgrade to the surveillance monitoring capabilities throughout the building which are antiquated and are hardwired based not IP based.
3a. Project Location: County: Clark
3b. Project Location: City: Las Vegas
4. Department (department requesting project): Public Safety
5. Division (division requesting project): Enforcement
6. Agency (agency requesting project): N/A
7. Agency contact person: Martin J. Roberto
8. Contact phone: 775-684-4542
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).
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? Unknown
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 1680
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? Yes
II. Narrative Section 
16. Project Description: 1. Convert the Information Desk to a functioning police desk. To accomplish this move the Information Desk out three feet and create a swinging door for access to the desk from the lobby area. Along with moving the desk forward three feet the security camera monitors should be updated and surveillance monitors should be at the desk for viewing by an officer or guard posted at the desk. Currently the release button for the door at the rear building dock and the associated camera to see who is at the dock door is only located in the Capitol Police office. Duplicating the lock releasing mechanism and viewing capability to the lobby desk would allow for an officer to be posted at the desk instead of the Capitol Police office thus providing a visible deterrent to crime. While the desk is being moved, consideration should be given to outfitting it with bullet resistant plating. 2. The surveillance system needs to be upgraded to IP based instead of hard wired based. This would allow for viewing of the surveillance monitors at multiple locations to include the desk where security guards could view the monitors in off hours. Additionally other law enforcement agencies housed in the Grant Sawyer would also be able to view the IP cameras to include LCB Police, Attorney General sworn investigators, Secretary of State sworn investigators. 3. Create a lockout button that can be depressed which would disable the Ccure door card reader systems. This capability is currently in use at the Capitol and would allow for officers to lock down the Grant Saywer building so that no one could gain access for instance, if there were a shooting in the parking lot.
17. Project Justification: 1. The private security guard works patrolling the Grant Sawyer on graveyard shift and on weekends. Capitol Police officers are not routinely on duty during these hours. Currently the guards work out of a training room when not on foot patrol. This training room does not afford them access to the surveillance system nor does it allow for a visible presence to State employees working late or on weekends. Currently to access the Information Desk requires access to the Capitol Police office which is restricted due to NCIC rules. Hence unless a police officer is on duty, no one can access the Capitol Police office and thus the Information Desk as currently designed. This proposal is to recreate the Information Desk into a functioning police / private security post where a police officer or private security guard can be posted. This would require access to the Information Desk from the lobby and surveillance monitors for viewing and possibly a police radio base station (although the base radio is not mandatory). Employees working late or on weekends would have the feeling of being safe by the mere presence of the police officer or security guard being in such a highly visible area. Response would be more immediate for the officer posted at the desk. Employees in the building on off hours could better locate armed assistance if needed by their mere presence being in the lobby. 2. Modernizing the surveillance system, new cameras,wiring, monitors, server, etc as noted previously would enhance security, enhance officers' ability to respond to an incident by making what could have been an unknown incident into a known incident (that is by viewing it on the monitors). Additionally other law enforcement agencies housed in the Grant Sawyer would also be able to view the IP cameras to include LCB Police, Attorney General sworn investigators, Secretary of State sworn investigators. 3. Marijuana tax is now being delivered in the form of currency to the Grant Sawyer building to the Department of Taxation offices. This by marijuana businesses. The Department of Taxation only collects marijuana tax payments at one other location in the Las Vegas area, this at their Henderson office. Discussions with Taxation personnel found the Henderson office will soon no longer accept marijuana tax payments forcing these payments to then have to come to the Grant Sawyer building. The largest amount of currency to date being stored at the Grant Sawyer building has been over $1 million. This amount will only increase when the Henderson office closes. Increased security enhancements, a visible presence in the lobby, increased surveillance capabilities can help to deter and possibly alert to an attack by those looking to steal the currency.
18. Project Background Information:
19. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
19a. Type of equipment to be replaced: Information Desk
19b. Year existing equipment was installed: 1995
19c. Manufacturer of existing equipment: Unknown
19d. Model of existing equipment: Unknown
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? Unknown
21. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): 1. Currently the private security guards (these are not sworn police officers) are posted in a training room when not on foot patrol with no access to surveillance monitoring capabilities. The private security guards provide security at the Grant Sawyer on graveyard shifts and weekends. Additionally, employees do not have easy access to the guard if needed. Guards in the training room can not hear commotion as easily as if they were posted in the lobby. A temporary solution would be to move a folding table and folding chair into the lobby for the guard to be posted at but this is unsightly and still does not afford access to the surveillance equipment. The ramification is the continued lax security occurring at the Grant Sawyer on graveyard shift and on weekends. Another ramification is the under utilization of State monies as the security company is being paid about $26.00 an hour for their guards to sit in a training room. 2. Sworn Capitol Police officers to not routinely man the Information Desk because of the limited capabilities to carry out police functions, hence the police are not as visible as can be expected and they are not as readily able to respond to an incident. 3. Not increasing / modernizing the surveillance capabilities can make an attempt to steal marijuana tax monies (currency form) more likely. Not only are these monies stored at the Grant Sawyer but the monies are carried from the parking lot to the Department of Taxation offices and from these offices eventually to an armored vehicle at the loading docks. Hence there are many areas of vulnerability. 4. Not increasing / modernizing the surveillance capabilities limits other law enforcement agencies housed in the Grant Sawyer from also laying eyes on an incident and limits their ability to respond to an incident in a timely and expedient manner.
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): This issue is a life and safety issue. Having a police officer / private security guard post in the lobby affords State employees and guests greater access to an armed LE type response if needed. Additionally, this post would allow potentially better and more constant visibility of the parking lot and Veterans Memorial areas. Also, converting this post from an Information Desk to a more law enforcement type desk would allow for the more constant viewing of surveillance monitors not only by Capitol Police but also by the other law enforcement agencies housed in the Grant Sawyer (as previously described). These increased capabilities will help keep State employees and guests safe and better protect tax proceeds being stored on the property.
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: N/A
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?
23e. What is the driving proposed completion date?
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): 0.00
25. Offsite construction: 0.00
26. On-site Development: 40,000
27. Utility connection fees: 0.00
28. Water rights deeded: 0.00
29. Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment: 60,000
30. Specialty equipment: 0.00
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: 250,000
39. Proposed funding of total project cost:
39a. Agency:
39b. Federal
39c. State
39d. Other/Donor
39e. (describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
39f. Total:
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) N/A
42. Will this project require new parking spaces? No
43. Are utilities available to site? Yes
44. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? Yes
45. Are there any required offsite improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? No
46. Is the site in a flood plain? No
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? No
53. Will any water rights need to be deeded? No
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): No
56b. Describe Site Considerations: N/A
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:
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) :
61. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility:
62. Approximate number of visitors per day:
63. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment? Unknown
64. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (e.g., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks): Unknown
65. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate? 15
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: