GHURA to transfer Central Precinct Command facility to GPD

Guam Police Department's Central Precinct Command during its unveiling last year . (PNC file photo).

The Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority has announced that it will turn the keys of the new Central Police Precinct in Sinajana over to the Guam Police Department during a board meeting Friday at noon.

The new precinct was built with $4.2 million in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, administered by GHURA.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on June 20, but delays in furnishing the facility and installing all the telecommunication equipment help up its opening.

On Wednesday, the Department of Public Works finally signed off on a full occupancy permit which will allow GPD to occupy the facility.

“This is a major milestone for the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration and for public safety,” said GHURA Executive Director Ray S. Topasna.

“We are excited to have our police officers move into their new home and we believe it creates a safer working environment for them,” said Topasna.

The Central Precinct Command will serve the areas of Barrigada, Sinajana, Agana Heights, Hagatna, Mangilao, Asan-Maina, Mongmong-Toto-Maite, Yona and Ordot-Chalan Pago.

The total cost of the project was $4.2 million, which was funded through a grant with the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

“We can certainly add this to the Governor’s Public Safety Plan that will be unveiled shortly,” added Topasna.