GPD Activates Reserves and CAPE Volunteers for “Operation Zula”

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Guam – Guam Police Chief Fred Bordallo last night activated all civilian volunteer Police reserves and CAPE volunteers for “Operation Zula.”

According to a release from GPD Spokesman Officer A.J. Balajadia, the purpose of the activation is to test the availability of Police reserve and CAPE personnel to support GPD during an actual emergency activation.

Officer Balajadia reports that a little over 50% of the total number of reserves and CAPE volunteers responded to last night’s activation. He also reports that the Chief hopes to improve the activation numbers in the coming months.

READ the release from GPD Spokesman Officer A.J. Balajadia below:

7:00pm, August 06, 2013, Dededo Precinct Command, Chief Fred E Bordallo Jr. had police dispatch activate all Civilian Volunteer Police Reserves and CAPE which name named operation Zula.

The propose of the activation was to test the availability of Police Reserves and CAPE support the Guam Police Department has during times of an actual  emergency activation in responding to the needs of the public.

Last nights activation was a little over 50% of our total Police Reserve and CAPE officers. A hot-wash will be completed, a report will be sent to the Chief for his evaluation. Within the next coming months the Chief looks to improve on the activation numbers.

Last night the chief addresses the group and thanked them for their dedication to the public and the Guam Police Department. The chief stressed the importance of having a strong CVPR and CAPE that can be relied on in times of need who remain dedicated to the public and are not there just for the gun and badge.