Sheridan Police Department remodel on council agenda

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — The Sheridan Police Department was originally built in 1981, and has not had any substantial improvements since that time. The Police Department is requesting the remodel the existing building to address maintenance issues and bring the facility into ADA compliance and other professional standards. In 2007, a condition and needs assessment found the following of the Sheridan Police facilities: The space needs of the department would more than double in the next 20 years Critical needs were found in the roof, mechanical and electrical systems No soft interview spaces exist, and only one interview space exists in the basement The dispatch center is overcrowded and in need of new mechanical and IT systems There is no safe or convenient means of holding juveniles There is no large conference or training space In 2007, it was estimated that a renovation would cost over a $1 million, and a new building was estimated to cost $12 million. In December of 2015, the City of Sheridan selected Dick Anderson as the contract manager at risk to approach the project. With the move of Municipal Court to City Hall, and other changes since the 2007 study was done, the city projects a guaranteed maximum cost at $1,745,008. If approved tonight, the project will be paid for with $642,900 in public safety one cent funding; $861,660 in supplemental funding; and $240,448 in unexpended general funds. The council will also vote on second reading of the Establishment of a Public Benefit Fund and will consider Ordinance 2166, Cloud Peak Ranch Twentieth Filing Rezone. See the full agenda here . *Feature photo and above: Officers talk to the members of the 2016 Citizen's Police Academy inside the Sheridan Police Department in March. /