GPD officer tests positive for COVID-19

The former GPD Hagatna precinct has now been taken over by the DOC parole division. (PNC file photo)

A Guam police officer has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a news release Sunday evening, police spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao confirmed that Public Health advised GPD on Saturday that an officer assigned to the Dededo Precinct was identified through contact tracing and subsequently tested positive.

The officer is in self-quarantine at home.

Sgt. Tapao advised that the Dededo Precinct Command remains open and officers are still responding to calls and complaints.

The Guam Police Department is working with the Public Health contact tracing team to identify other officers who may have been exposed.