Navajo Division of Public Safety - Crownpoint

Grant Amount: $500,000

Location: The Navajo are the largest federally recognized tribe of the United States with over 300,000 enrolled tribal members. The Navajo Nation (NN), which is larger than ten U.S. states, includes over 27,000 square miles of northeastern Arizona, southeastern Utah, and northwestern New Mexico. The NN is divided into 5 agencies and 110 community chapters. The project is located in Crownpoint, New Mexico at the intersection of Navajo Service Road 9 and Chaco Boulevard.

Scope: The project involves renovating the existing 9-bed Crownpoint Adult Detention Facility. Renovations include installing a new security system, three new rooftop new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units, and new kitchen and laundry appliances.  Renovations will also include modifications to the HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems to accommodate the new units and appliances. The new security system includes 3 new monitors, 41 cameras, 3 recorders, and a main controller. The new appliances include clothes washers and dryers, stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher.  The facility will remain operational during the renovations.

Status: Renovations have commenced and are ongoing. NN is contracting and executing the project in tandem with two other similar BJA-funded renovation projects at NN detention facilities in Shiprock, New Mexico, and Window Rock, Arizona. NN received National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) clearance via a Categorical Exclusion on October 7, 2010.

The security system and new HVAC units have been installed and are operational. The kitchen and laundry appliances have been procured but have not yet been installed. NN is awaiting approval from BJA to install some of the appliances at a different location to better suit their needs.