Quantcast

SPD's new property room under budget... for now - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

SPD's new property room under budget... for now

Posted: Updated:
SHREVEPORT, La. -

The concrete is dry at Shreveport Police's new property and evidence room on Hope Street, but the project's budget numbers are still fluid.

The project has a $3.7 million budget from the 2011 bond election. Construction estimates reach only $2.4 million.

Authorities say some of the extra $1.3 million was spent when they unearthed a major problem when laying the foundation: bricks, footings, and old slabs of foundation from long-gone structures that once stood on the site.

"All of that has to be removed before you can build your new structure," Assistant Chief Wayne Smith says. "So the change orders and the unexpected things have been eating at that like honey bees."

So far, Smith says change orders- or unexpected costs- have dug into the budget at a total of $85,000.

The furniture, fixtures and equipment are expected to be another $800,000.

Despite the budget ups and down, Smith says the biggest headache isn't even financial, it's scheduling.

"The plumbers can't do anything until the dirt people get through," Smith says. "Just scheduling so everything fits in its right place, it's been taxing."

Smith says the project is still on track to finish on time by late March or early April.

Once the building's complete, workers will have to move thousands of weapons, drugs, clothing items and pieces of furniture- related to ongoing and closed court cases- from the old space to the Hope Street location.

Authorities say there was a small issue related to parking. It turns out, some of the planned parking spots crossed onto the 911 Center's property. Both sides say they are confident they will work out a solution. SPD will likely contain property room parking to their side of the border instead of sharing space with 911 personnel.

  • News NowMore>>

  • Michael White named best in state; Tech hopes he stays

    Michael White named best in state; Tech hopes he stays

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:55:18 GMT
    Louisiana Tech men's basketball head coach Michael White has been selected by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches as the Louisiana Major College Coach of the Year for 2014.
    Louisiana Tech men's basketball head coach Michael White has been selected by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches as the Louisiana Major College Coach of the Year for 2014.
  • Draft talk on QBs: Johnny "Trademark" and Zach keeping purple

    Draft talk on QBs: Johnny "Trademark" and Zach keeping purple

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:40:51 GMT
    The Director of Operations for NFL Scouting Services, Dave-Te Thomas loves Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans, calling him the best WR in the draft, but he also believes Evans has a lot to do with Johnny Manziel's success.
    The Director of Operations for NFL Scouting Services, Dave-Te Thomas loves Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans, calling him the best receiver in the draft, but he also believes Evans has a lot to do with Johnny Manziel's success.
  • NFL scout on WRs: loves Evans and Beckham, not Landry

    NFL scout on WRs: loves Evans and Beckham, not Landry

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:12:17 GMT
    With the NFL draft coming in early May, Thursday night we begin a series of conversations with a man who has written scouting reports for the league for more than four decades.
    With the NFL draft coming in early May, Thursday night we begin a series of conversations with a man who has written scouting reports for the league for more than four decades.
  • ArkLaTex SlideshowsMore>>

  • Celebrate Education 2014

    Celebrate Education 2014

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:30:00 GMT
    Community Projects Director Jan Elkins with donors for the KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.
    CELEBRATE EDUCATION, and it begins next week at the Shreveport Convention Center.
  • KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.

    KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:04:35 GMT
    Community Projects Director Jan Elkins with donors for the KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.
    Community Projects Director Jan Elkins with donors for the KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.
  • KTBS 3 Easter Basket Giveaway

    KTBS 3 Easter Basket Giveaway

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:48:59 GMT
    Members of the KTBS 3 News team partnered with Loyola College Prep, Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus this morning.  We delivered Easter packages filled with food to those less fortunate.
    In the spirit of Easter, members of the KTBS 3 News team partnered with Loyola College Prep, Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus this morning.  We fanned out across the area, delivering Easter packages filled with food to those less fortunate this year.  Please join us in wishing everyone  Happy Easter!
  • Assignment EducationMore>>

  • Celebrate Education 2014

    Celebrate Education 2014

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:30:00 GMT
    Community Projects Director Jan Elkins with donors for the KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.
    CELEBRATE EDUCATION, and it begins next week at the Shreveport Convention Center.
  • Louisiana Tech to showcase innovation, entrepreneurship at annual ‘I-20 Top 20’

    Louisiana Tech to showcase innovation, entrepreneurship at annual ‘I-20 Top 20’

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:31:46 GMT
    University Hall at LA TechUniversity Hall at LA Tech
    Business and community leaders, technology entrepreneurs, and leaders in innovation throughout north Louisiana will gather at Louisiana Tech University, April 29 for the second annual I-20 Top 20 Regional
    Business and community leaders, technology entrepreneurs, and leaders in innovation throughout north Louisiana will gather at Louisiana Tech University, April 29 for the second annual I-20 Top 20 Regional Showcase.
  • Education chief gets favorable job review

    Education chief gets favorable job review

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:41:51 GMT
    John White, LA Superintendent of EducationJohn White, LA Superintendent of Education
    State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable job evaluation. The review was done by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Board President Chas Roemer announced
    State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable job evaluation.
  • NationalMore>>

  • Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash

    Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:50 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:50:56 GMT
    Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled...
    Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to...
  • Court chaos: Iraqi man convicted in wife's murder

    Court chaos: Iraqi man convicted in wife's murder

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:41:36 GMT
    What began as a hate crime investigation two years ago has led to the murder conviction of an Iraqi immigrant, whose wife was found badly beaten with a threatening note labeling her a terrorist.
    What began as a hate crime investigation two years ago has led to the murder conviction of an Iraqi immigrant, whose wife was found badly beaten with a threatening note labeling her a terrorist.
  • White House updating online privacy policy

    White House updating online privacy policy

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:41:36 GMT
    By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile...
    By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and...
  • KTBS 3 News Tips

    Send your news tip or story idea to the KTBS 3 Newsroom.  Enter your email address below to get started.

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for your submission to KTBS 3 News.  A member of our staff may contact you for more information.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Gamble on the Red: Casinos provided 20-year career track for Harrah’s VP

    Gamble on the Red: Casinos provided 20-year career track for Harrah’s VP

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 08:00:12 GMT
    The oil bust of the 1980s forced many locals to pick up their lives to seek work elsewhere. That's why the promise of jobs 20 years ago was a major reason the casino industry found a home here.
    The oil bust of the 1980s forced many locals to pick up their lives to seek work elsewhere. That's why the promise of jobs 20 years ago was a major reason the casino industry found a home in Shreveport-Bossier.
  • Marshall vigil remembers domestic violence victims

    Marshall vigil remembers domestic violence victims

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:14:18 GMT
    Attendees light candles for domestic violence victimsAttendees light candles for domestic violence victims
    It's a crime often committed behind closed doors, but Thursday former victims put domestic abuse out in the open.
    It's a crime often committed behind closed doors, but Thursday former victims put domestic abuse out in the open.
  • Justice For Justin

    Justice For Justin

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:49:44 GMT
    The story of the young Stonewall boy lured to his death by a cab driver has caused a ripple effect in the justice system.  Before Brian Horn even went to trial for killing 12-year-old Justin Bloxom. Justin's
    The story of the young Stonewall boy lured to his death by a cab driver has caused a ripple effect in the justice system.  Before Brian Horn even went to trial for killing 12-year-old Justin Bloxom. Justin's
Share Your Images
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTBS. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
    Advertising | EEO Public File | KTBS 3 Public File | KPXJ 21 Public File