Shortly after an incident at the Chowchilla Police Department involving a citizen breaking and entering a police vehicle and the discharge of a firearm, Chowchilla City Council ratified Emergency Services Director Order #03-2021, relating to the improvements at the Chowchilla Police Department Site to address safety concerns and authorizing emergency procurement measures. The improvements to made at the site included secure fencing around the parking areas, lighting, a parking cover structure above the police vehicle parking, rehabilitation of the parking lot, automated gates, and other associated improvements.
- City Measure N
- City General Funds
- Yamabe & Horn Engineering, Inc. – Lead Consultant
- Jerry Jones, PE – City Engineer
- Derek Lapsley, PE – Project Manager
- Jose Gonzalez – Assistant Engineer
- Sergio Alvarado – Construction Manager
- Jose Gil – Inspector
- Hedron, Inc. – Architectural Engineering
- Borelli & Associates, Inc. – Electrical Engineering
- Krazan & Associates, Inc. – Geotechnical Engineering
- Divcon, Inc. – Prime Contractor
Yamabe and Horn served as the lead consultant on the project team and secured Hedron as the project architect to lead design on the shade structure and Borelli Engineering to engineer the shade structure lighting, relocation of existing light poles and communications for the automated gates. Yamabe and Horn managed the project design, budget, team, and schedule, as well as provided construction management and inspection services coordinating with the Prime Contractor, Divcon, Inc. Due to the existing use of the building as a Emergency Facility/Police Department, it was required that 24/7 access to all building facilities remain accessible at all times. This required careful coordination between the Yamabe and Horn Construction Management Department and the prime contractor.
Site improvements consisted of a 14 post -4,620sf metal shade structure, 3 automated gates, wrought iron security fencing and masonry walls, additional site lighting, security cameras, designated ADA parking stalls, concrete flatwork, concrete pavement, and asphalt pavement improvements. The completion of this project has brought a fresh look to the facility and more importantly, improved safety and peace of mind for the Officers and Staff of the Chowchilla Police Department.