3 GPD recruits, 1 GPD civilian worker test positive for COVID-19

Guam Police Department (PNC file photo)

The Guam Police Department’s COVID-19 positive cases have increased with more trainees and personnel testing positive for the virus.

Police spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao, in a release, stated the department became aware of four additional cases of GPD personnel testing positive for COVID on Wednesday.

Three are trainees from the 11th police training cycle and one is a civilian support employee assigned to GPD’s administrative services bureau.

“Of all personnel who tested positive for COVID-19, 11 trainees are in home isolation, two trainees are in the Government of Guam’s isolation facility, with the civilian employee in home isolation,” said Tapao.

GPD and Public Health are working on contact tracing to determine who has been in close contact or exposed to the confirmed cases.

To date, GPD has reported 36 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within their ranks.


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Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.