Guam – As part of their commitment to the employees and customers of the government of Guam, Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio continued their tours of departments and agencies Wednesday.
“You can’t put a price tag on the safety of Guam’s families ,” Governor Calvo told employees. “You folks do that―give our neighbors the piece of mind they need. I want to do everything I can to help you provide that sense of security.”
“I started my public service career in the Guam Police Department, so there will always be a special place in my heart for the men and women in public safety and law enforcement,” Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio added. “This administration’s commitment to the safety of Guamanians runs deep. The Governor and I both know just how important it is.”
Guam Police Department
Site tours began this afternoon with the Guam Police Department’s administrative offices in Tiyan. Officers were honest and open with Governor Calvo and Lt. Governor Tenorio, airing concerns about facilities, the need for more personnel, and adequate resources.
“The dialogue between the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and GPD Staff Officers was positive in helping move the department forward, with the Governor expressing his expectations of the men and women of the Guam Police Department,” Chief of Police Fred Bordallo said.
Guam Fire Department
The administration also toured the Guam Fire Department. Again, employees were able to share their perspective on how to change the department for the better.
“I’m happy to hear the Governor’s plan to work together to find creative solutions to our funding challenges. I appreciate the visit, and the words of encouragement he gave to the employees of the fire department,” Fire Chief John Salas said. “I told Governor Calvo we will work together to keep our families and neighborhoods safe.”
The tours of departments and agencies will continue over the coming weeks. Governor Calvo would like to see every organization under his authority first-hand before he delivers his first State of the Island address.