Navajo Division of Public Safety –
Construction of a New Jail Facility in Dilkon

Grant Amount: $500,000

Location: The Navajo Nation Reservation encompasses 26,000 square miles and occupies all of northeastern Arizona, portions of southeastern Utah, and northwestern New Mexico. The Reservation is largest area assigned to Native Americans and is divided into 5 agencies and 110 community chapters. The project is located north of Interstate 15 in Dilkon Arizona at the Navajo Division of Public Safety (NDPS) correctional administration facility and occupies approximately one acre. The site currently provides offices for correctional administration and temporary holding.

Scope: The project consists of renovating two modular detention buildings and one modular administration building.  Renovations to the detention buildings include installing handicap compliant ramps and plumbing fixtures, installing and expanding the existing security camera system, extending the electronic fence and security lighting system, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) system upgrades. Renovations to the administration building include new windows, interior finishes, security monitoring system, and MEP system upgrades.

Status: The project budget is $555,569 and is funded by the BJA grant of $500,000 and tribal contributions of $55,569. The project received National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) clearance via a Categorical Exclusion (CatEx) on March 23, 2010. NDPS utilized a design-build (DB) approach to project delivery and submitted design documents to NDPS in June 2011. Construction commenced on July 18, 2011 and reached substantial completion in September 2011. 

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