FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2022
CONTRACTOR SELECTED TO CONSTRUCT NEW DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY HEADQUARTERS
JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration has awarded a $33.7 million contract to AnderCorp and executed a Notice to Proceed with the construction of Phase I of the new Department of Public Safety (DPS) Headquarters. This new facility will centralize DPS operations to Rankin County, Mississippi.
“We are pleased to have been awarded the contract to construct the new DPS facility that will consolidate and house DPS divisions to a new regional location,” said Roy Anderson, III, Chairman & CEO of AnderCorp. “We look forward to bringing this important project to a reality and being a trusted partner for DPS and the State of Mississippi.”
“The Legislature providing this funding shows their strong commitment and support for public safety and security for all Mississippians. DPS will significantly benefit from having centrally located divisions that will provide operational proficiency to the safety of our state,” said Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, Sean Tindell. “We are excited to commence construction and glad to have a highly respected general contractor leading the construction of this historic undertaking.”
The new Mississippi Department of Public Safety Headquarters will consolidate, localize, and increase the interactivity and effectiveness of DPS functions. Following the guidance of DPS Administration, the Barlow Eddy Jenkins/Eley Guild Hardy Architects design team has developed a building design that will locate the various divisions in a single location with physical adjacencies that support efficient and team-based collaboration maximizing state resources.
The following divisions will be located in the main building:
Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol
Mississippi Bureau of Investigation
Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics
Mississippi Office of Homeland Security
Commercial Transportation Enforcement Division
Public Safety Planning
Support Services Divisions
Driver Service Bureau
AnderCorp’s Jackson, Mississippi office in Fondren will manage the construction project. The general contractor has recently completed several projects in central Mississippi, including the Castle corporate headquarters relocation to downtown Meridian, Mississippi, Highball Lanes/Capri Theatre in Fondren, and Fertile Ground in Belhaven.
AnderCorp was established to deliver exceptional value to its clients through a people-focused culture. AnderCorp is a General Contractor headquartered in Gulfport, MS, and has a regional office in Jackson, MS specializing in Construction Management, Program Management, and Disaster Recovery throughout the Southeastern United States. Visit AnderCorp’s website for more information: www.andercorp.com.