Otero Sheriff Detention Center Wallbreaking Ceremony Dec. 4, 2023
Description: Otero County Sheriff’s Department and Nunn Construction will be ceremonially demolishing a wall at the current Sheriff’s Office Building to officially kick-off construction of the new Administration Building and Detention Center.
OTERO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE & DETENTION CENTER SET FOR “WALLBREAKING”
LA JUNTA, CO (November 30, 2023) – On Monday, December 4th at 1:00pm the Otero County Sheriff’s Department and Nunn Construction will be ceremonially demolishing a wall at the current Sheriff’s Office Building to officially kick-off construction of the new Administration Building and Detention Center. This project will be constructed in multiple concurrent phases with an estimated budget of over $17 million. Scheduled for completion in late summer of 2024, the new 4,555 square foot Administration Building will include such features as new staff offices, evidence storage, an interview room, and more confidential areas for the public and visitors. Concurrently in construction and scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2025, the new 13,580 square foot Detention Center will include an elevated booking counter, interview room, separate juvenile holding, and a wider range of cells, sleeping rooms and housing units with 60 beds, as well as video visitation technology. The new design of this Detention Center increases efficiency for staff, allowing them to supervise more areas of the housing units and dayrooms and also incorporates more medical and behavioral health service areas for prisoners.
This project began when RJA (Reilly Johnson Architecture) and Otero County collaborated on Otero’s County’s master plan which included this project in 2018. Nunn Construction and RJA were selected as a Design/Build team in September 2022 to work with Otero County to further work on the design and construction of the new Administration Building and Detention Center. In a challenging economic market, this integrated team was able to work with the County in developing a design that updates their facility, making it more secure and efficient. The facility includes a wider range of housing that aims to reduce recidivism and to make inmates’ transition and reintegration back into society more successful.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the team responsible for building this facility that is much needed for the community.” says Vinnie Mattivi, Pueblo Division Manager with Nunn Construction. “This groundbreaking milestone not only kicks off the start of construction but serves to recognize and thank the efforts of the many people who had a hand in getting us to this point. From Otero County who secured this funding for this project, to our partners at RJA and the Nunn preconstruction staff, we’re grateful for the many people who have worked tirelessly to get us to the next phase of bringing this project to fruition for Otero County.”
About Otero County
Founded in 1889, Otero County, Colorado was formed with a starting population of over 21,000 people. Now over a century later, Otero County is still going strong and requires an active Sheriff’s Department to protect and serve their diverse community and local businesses. Spanning over 1,261.9 square miles, Otero County has a population of over 18,000 people and over 400 businesses. Sheriff Shawn Mobley currently oversees the practices and policies of the Sheriff’s Department and has served Sheriff for almost a decade. Sheriff Mobley and the entire Otero County Sheriff's Department strive to stand by their values and their mission.
Otero County Sheriff’s Department Mission Statement
“The Otero County Sheriff's Office will endeavor every day to strengthen existing bonds with our communities and we will continue to create new partnerships with our citizens, businesses, and schools. We have a commitment to increased efficiency and effectiveness through professional development and maintaining a high level of service to keep our communities safe.”
About Nunn Construction
Celebrating four decades in business, Nunn Construction is a customer-focused company offering comprehensive knowledge of the Colorado marketplace. We have the expertise to build complex projects, and offer diverse experience serving education, healthcare, municipal, commercial and non-profit clients. Learn more at www.nunnconstruction.com.
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