Administration returns E911 fund

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Guam – The administration has paid back the money taken from the Enhanced Emergency 911 Reporting (E911) fund.

Adelup characterized the raiding of the funds as “erroneously taken” by three Department of Administration directors.

As a result, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero made a promise in March to return the $3.8 million siphoned out of the E911 fund.

According to Adelup, with the completion of the payments, the Guam Fire Department can continue to move forward with the procurement of a service contract for the upgrade of its Next Generation 911 System.

Lieutenant Governor Josh Tenorio said, “This is why at the start of our Administration, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero prioritized returning what was taken from the E911 Fund and did so by managing our cash without affecting any of the critical services we provide to our people.”

Meanwhile, GFD chief Dan Stone said, “The new 911 system will have state of the art equipment that includes SMS, video, and picture messaging capabilities, ability to communicate with the speech impaired and special needs callers, more precise identification of location of emergency, and IP-based routing, among other updated features.”

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Jolene Toves
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.