It has been three years since the Guam Police Department announced that the village of Sinajana would be the new location for the Central Precinct Command and today they were finally handed the keys to their new home.
A turnover ceremony was held this afternoon at the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority, giving GPD Chief Stephen Ignacio the keys to the $4.2 million central precinct facility.
“I remember the days of being precinct commander for the Hagåtña Precinct, whenever there is a storm coming, we had our officers pull the generators out and we are out there trying to crank the generator, stringing lights, and making sure that we can stay operational during a storm and during times of emergency. This precinct, like Albert said, is built with the best input from prior experiences. GHURA has always been a partner in helping the Guam Police Department build up its capital,” Chief Ignacio said.
Ten times larger than the Hagåtña precinct, Ignacio says the new facility couldn’t have come at a more opportune time as this morning 23 police recruits were sworn in and they now have a facility to meet the needs of the department.
“Not only the Guam Police Department but the community has a better place that they can come to so that we can better serve them,” Ignacio said.
The Chief says that 31 officers will be assigned to the new precinct which they hope to move into within the first couple of months of the new year.
The Central Precinct Command will serve the areas of Barrigada, Sinajana, Agana Heights, Hagåtña, Mangilao, Asan-Maina, Mongmong-Toto-Maite, Yona and Ordot-Chalan Pago.