It has been a long wait but the Guam Police Department’s Central Precinct Command is just about ready to move into its new facility which had a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning.
Boasting 10,000 square feet of space, the new facility was designed with both police officers and detainees in mind, increasing the amount of workable space the men and women in blue were accustomed to at the Hagatna precinct which only had 1,000 square feet of usable space.
Juvenile offenders will also have privacy as they, too, will have a separate entrance and the layout of the building ensures that they are processed in a controlled environment limiting exposure to adults who may be held in the facility.
Speaking of holding cells, unlike the Hagatna precinct where the holding cells directly behind in the Hagatna detention Center allows for arrested individuals to be held for a 24-hour period, the Sinajana precinct will only hold detained individuals for 12 hours before transferring them to the Department of Corrections.
The new precinct also has new amenities like shower rooms, a fitness room, a lounge and an outdoor area for officers to relax.