Guam Homeland Security made 57 new neighborhood watch signs available to the island’s Neighborhood Watch area commanders today.
A hand-off ceremony was held at Adelup this morning where the Watch commanders were joined by the governor, the chief of police and island mayors.
The governor said the signs are just one example of her administration’s commitment to do everything possible to provide the necessary resources to fight crime and encourage a partnership between the community and police.
“I think if you put these signs in key streets, this is sort of a deterrent because people know that there are people watching out for each other and so you have to take a second view to make sure that … hey do you want to commit this crime or do you want to get arrested? Because now there are more people watching out for each other,” Governor Lou Leon Guerrero said.
Guam Police Department Chief Stephen Ignacio said: “I’d like most of all to thank the mayors and the neighborhood watch groups for staying active and involved in their community because it takes all of us working together to keep our community safe.”
The signs were purchased by Guam Homeland Security with federal funds received from the Emergency Management Performance Grant Program.