Reclamation Awards $1.6 Million Contract for Law Enforcement Services at Grand Coulee Dam

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For Release: September 20, 2013

GRAND COULEE, Wash. - The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $1.6 million contract for law enforcement services at Grand Coulee Dam, located on the Columbia River about 90 miles west of Spokane, Wash.

The contract was awarded to the City of Grand Coulee in Wash., on September 13, 2013. This contract calls for providing law enforcement services at the Grand Coulee Power Office in the areas where Grand Coulee Power Office’s guard service does not have authority or jurisdiction, and to provide support to the guard services in the case of an emergency. These services are expected to be provided 24 hours a day, each day of the year. The total contract amount will be awarded over a 3-year period, assuming satisfactory performance each year.

“Law enforcement services at Grand Coulee Dam are essential for the safety of our employees, the general public, and our facilities,” said Power Manager Mark Jenson. “Safeguarding our staff, visitors, and property is a top priority.”

Grand Coulee Dam was completed in 1942 and serves as a multipurpose facility providing water for irrigation, hydroelectric power production, flood control, recreation, fish and wildlife.

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