News Release Archive
Reclamation Awards Law Enforcement Contracts for Grand Coulee Dam
John Redding , (208) 378-5212
For Release: January 15, 2003
The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded two contracts totaling more than $1.1 million for armed law enforcement services at Grand Coulee Dam for the next three years. The contracts with the City of Grand Coulee and the Town of Coulee Dam will provide 24-hour-a-day, on-site patrols by certified peace officers from the cities. These officers will work under the direction of and in support of Reclamations security force at the dam.
In addition to the patrols, the contracts provide for the necessary equipment, including vehicles, and training expenses for the cities to provide the personnel needed.
Grand Coulee Dam is located on the Columbia River about 90 miles west of Spokane, Washington. It was completed in 1942 and today serves as a multipurpose facility providing water for irrigation, recreation, fish and wildlife enhancement, hydroelectric power production, and flood control.
# # #
The Bureau of Reclamation is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of the Interior and is the nation's largest wholesale water supplier and second largest producer of hydroelectric power. Our facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation opportunities, and environmental benefits. Visit our website at https://www.usbr.gov and follow us on Twitter @USBR.