Congresswoman Madeline Bordallo shared good news for the Guam Police Department, as the Justice Department awarded over one and a half million dollars to hire more police officers.
Guam – According to a release from Congresswoman Madeline Bordallo, $1,660,578 dollars will go to hiring 15 police officers. This is part of the 2017 COPS Hiring Program, which is a competitve grant program that funds the hiring or re-hiring of law enforcement officers.
The Congresswoman adds, that the C-H-P provides 75 percent of the approved entry level salaries and fringe benefits of each newly hired or re-hired full time officer over the three- month grant period.
According to GPD Major Andrew Quitigua, this is the largest amount of funding for Police Officer recruitment since 2011 when GPD was awarded nearly 1,300,00 dollars for the recruitment of 12 police officers.