GPD adds 10 new vehicles to its patrol fleet

With the additional patrol vehicles, more officers can be out on the streets and keep communities safe. (GPD photo)

The Guam Police Department has purchased 10 new 2020 Mitsubishi Outlanders, a much-needed addition to GPD’s fleet.

The purchase of the Mitsubishi Outlanders was made possible through the cooperation of the Office of the Governor in securing funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These vehicles will serve GPD’s 24 hour operational needs‘ in patrolling streets and neighborhoods.

Through the CARES Act, the Office of the Governor was able to secure a purchase price for the Outlanders at $29,999 to include outfitting each vehicle with lights and sirens, which totaled $299,999.

“As we continue to respond to the current public health emergency, we also know that public safety must remain a top priority. With the additional patrol vehicles, more officers can be out on the streets and keep our people safe. These cars will also be used to assist Public Health in response to COVID-19 operations,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Our police officers must work together with our health professionals to promote both public health and public safety, and we are giving them the resources they need to fulfill their mission.”

In addition to the purchase of the new vehicles, the Department of Public Works’ Office of Highway Safety secured funding for the purchase of a trailer valued at $9,999 through federal grants. The trailer will serve as an asset for GPD’s Highway Patrol Division in keeping streets safe while conducting Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Sobriety Checkpoints.

GPD would like to thank GSA, and BBMR for their much-needed assistance in the
procurement of the new patrol cars.

“| would like also to thank the Office of Highway Safety (OHS), DPW for funding the purchase of the trailer. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the Public Health State of Emergency, the Guam Police Department remains steadfast in providing safety and security within the community. The ten new vehicles and the trailer is a clear illustration that the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration is committed to safeguarding our island and her people,” said Chief of Police Stephen Ignacio.