A long-desired storage facility that will house evidence and the records of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety may soon be built in Santa Fe.
Among its other missions, the Public Safety Department is tasked with housing and processing secured documents and evidence as required by law belonging to the New Mexico State Police.
The structure will be built as an attachment on the northwest side of the existing Department of Public Safety’s headquarters at 4491 Cerrillos Road and is expected to cost around $14 million to build.
The facility, upon completion, will also house the records of the State of New Mexico’s General Services Department, as well as the Facilities Management Division.
As proposed, the new facility will measure around 23,500 square feet and will include a 2,560 square foot inspection bay.
The New Mexico General Services Department has issued a Request for Proposals for the project, with a submissions expiration date of November 6.
Funding to build the new facility is coming from a massive $925 million infrastructure appropriations bill approved earlier this year by the New Mexico State Legislature.
By Garry Boulard
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