Governor signs bill increasing pay for police reservists

Earlier today, the governor signed Sen. Joe S. San Agustin's Bill 216-35 into law.

To bolster the island’s police force, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has signed a bill that increases the pay for volunteer police reservists.

The bill would double the salary of police reservists from $250 to $500 a month, which the governor says will help retain reservists and help fill the shortages of police officers on patrol.

Under Sen. Joe S. San Agustin’s Bill 216-35 the new amount is retroactive to October 1, 2019 and is effective immediately

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“Our goal is to get at least 100 law enforcement people recruited and retained because we have attrition and we want to make sure that when police officers leave, that we have people who can replace them,” the governor said.