GPD launches P.E.A.C.E Program

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Guam – Operation P.E.A.C.E. or Police Enforcement Against Criminal Elements is the newest program to hit the streets. On Sunday, July 9, the Guam Police Department launched Operation PEACE, a comprehensive Patrol Augmentation Plan between the Operations Bureau and Investigations Bureau.

According to GPD Spokesperson AJ Balajadia, the program was developed as a result of an evaluation by precinct commanders, Town Hall meetings, Coffee with a Cop and Mandana Cops initiatives. These initiatives helped to identify areas in the community needing a more proactive approach in the prevention of crime. The Patrol Augmentation Program utilizes resources from around and throughout GPD to augment patrol operations.

P.E.A.C.E. will focus on those areas identified by the public as well as the calls received for service.
The program is designed to take the entire augmentation Force and focus its efforts on the identified areas of concern.
The objective of OPERATION P.E.A.C.E., is to bring peace to the community through the Mandana Cops initiative by addressing criminal activities that have disrupted our island’s peaceful way of life.  During the Town Hall meetings, Chief Cruz has committed his attention in addressing these issues and as a result, GPD will provide more officer visibility during problem peak times, supplement the precinct personnel during these hours, which will allow precinct commanders to utilize the assistance in addressing problem locations, achieving more community policing effort goals, and have a more aggressive augmentation mission in an attempt to be proactive.

P.E.A.C.E. will focus on those areas identified by the public as well as the calls received for service.
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.