Crucial Design for Safety and Efficiency in Arizona

The University of Arizona Medical Center, South Campus in Tucson, Ariz., provides critical support and relief for local law enforcement agencies while also providing a safe place for patient healing. The Los Angles office of Cannon Design worked on the $37.4 million project and focused on creating a normalized healing environment that would serve multiple facets of behavioral medicine.

Fox Tech Watch: Sheriff Deploys Iris Scanning Technology

By Alex and Dorothy Fox
A county in Arizona is joining the ranks of progressive correctional agencies, embracing state of the art biometric technology to improve operations and public safety. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is deploying biometric iris scanning technology and quickly demonstrating best practices in their approach to operational utilization and adoption.

Ahead of its Time: New High-Rise Criminal Court Designed to Safely Handle High-Volume Caseloads

By Ahavah Revis
Maricopa County, Ariz., is the fourth largest county in the nation — and its rising number of court cases is a testament to that. From 2000 to 2008, the number of criminal cases went from 26,000 to more than 41,000. More than 56,000 criminal cases are expected to be ongoing by 2016.

Not All in Agreement Over Realignment

California Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to move nonviolent criminals and parolees from state operated prisons to county facilities may put a strain on local services.

Ariz. Sheriff Awarded For Jail Health Program

CAMP VERDE, Ariz. — The National Association of Counties (NACo) selected Yavapai County Sheriff Steve Waugh as a 2011 recipient of its national Courthouse award. The purpose of the award is to profile elected county officials who have improved the lives of citizens through outstanding governance and strong leadership.

Bidding on AZ Precinct Project Delayed

PHOENIX — Bidding on the new $7.4 million Cactus Park Police Precinct Replacement project has been pushed back to late fall 2011.

Ariz. Co. Seeks SOQ for Emergency Center

TUCSON, Ariz. — Pima County is seeking Statements of Qualifications for construction of the Pima County Emergency Communications and Operations Center.

Ariz. County Awards Correctional RFQ

YUMA, Ariz. — The Yuma County Department of Developmental Services awarded the design RFQ for the Yuma County East Satellite facility to Yuma-based architect Steven R. Fischer.

Ariz. Prison To Begin Housing Inmates Again

Arizona Department of Corrections director Charles Ryan announced the ADC will begin filling empty beds at the privately operated prison in Kingman.

Juvenile Center To Be Built on Reservation

The Colorado River Indian Tribes may break ground on a 15,000-square-foot juvenile detention center as early as spring.