GPD receives new patrol vehicles

Guam Police Department (PNC file photo)

The Guam Police Department formally took possession of seven new patrol vehicles during a ceremony at Adelup Monday morning.

The new vehicles include a GMC Sierra truck and six Mitsubishi Outlanders. GPD Chief Stephen Ignacio said they will be assigned to patrol operations and will go a long way towards keeping island residents safe.

“Today’s a very good day. What we have here is about $190,000 worth of new vehicles that will be added to our Guam police department fleet,” Ignacio said.

For her part, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said the importance of the patrol is very significant here on Guam.

“You are the ones who are going to be the first line of responders. You are the first ones that go out to any kind of distress call. And having these vehicles will only help you get there faster, I hope,” the governor said.

The vehicles were paid for with grants funds provided by the federal government and the police patrol vehicle and equipment fund.