Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center Fact Sheet


WHAT ARE THE SPECIFICS?
Total Square Footage

147,000-square-foot facility with 2 main building components
Main Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center and forensics facilities and other support functions

WHAT ARE THE MAJOR PROJECT COST FACTORS?

  • Building and site security enhancements as appropriate for public safety buildings in the Greater Washington D.C. area.
  • High cost of construction due to a robust construction market and a lack of skilled labor in the Greater Washington D.C. area.
  • Mission critical redundancy components and IT requirements.

WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS AGENCIES AND FUNCTIONS?

Department of Public Safety Communications
  • 9-1-1 Communications Center
Office of Emergency Management
  • Administrative Offices
  • Emergency Operations Center
Virginia State Police
  • Division 7 dispatchers and call talkers
Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Smart Traffic Center

WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS FUNCTIONS IN THE FORENSICS FACILITY?

  • Crime Scene Unit
  • NOVARIS
  • Electronic Surveillance Unit
  • Future DNA and Ballistics Laboratories

WHEN WILL CONSTRUCTION BE COMPLETED? The construction is expected to be completed in Spring/Summer 2008 with agency move-in in Summer 2008. 

WHAT ARE THE PROJECT MILESTONES?

   Schematic Design

January 2005 - April 2005

   Design Development

May 2005 - July 2005

   Construction Documentation / Permitting

August 2005 - March 2006

   Pre-qualification of Contractors

January 2006 - March 2006

   Bidding / Award of Contract

March 2006 - June 2006

   Construction

August 2006 -- Spring/Summer 2008

   Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Spring/Summer 2008

   Agency Migrations

Summer 2008


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