New Mexico to issue contract for security master plan

New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is close to hiring a private firm to develop a security master plan for state government buildings in Santa Fe.

General Services Secretary Ken Ortiz said Wednesday his department will soon award a contract for the work to one of three firms that were issued price agreements last month for security master planning.

The selected firm will work with the state Department of Public Safety and the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to assess the buildings and address vulnerabilities.

The company will have to come up with security policies and procedures, lead training exercises and develop a three- to five-year plan to implement recommended security measures.

State officials say recommendations could include more security cameras and guards, better outdoor lighting, security badges for access and fencing.

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