GPD: Records & I.D. Section Will Re-Open Thursday


Guam – The Guam Police Department’s Record and I.D. Section will resume normal hours of operation tomorrow, Thursday, October 14.

The Records and I.D. Section was closed yesterday and today following an electrical short in an underground cable leading to GPD’s Administrative Building in Tiyan where Records and I.D. is located.

The power to the building was restored late Tuesday, but GPD Public Information Officer A.J. Balajadia said yesterday’s electrical short caused some problems with the computer system. The computer system has now been restored.


Guam Fire and Guam Power were called in to investigate the electrical short after employees noticed a smell of burning rubber or plastic in the building on Tuesday morning.

Guam Power Spokesman Art Perez said that GPA crews changed out the under ground cable leading to the building which he said  “looked like it had been installed when the facility was first built.” That was more than 40 years ago.

Guam Fire Spokesman Joey San Nicolas says that inspectors checked out the building and determined that there was “no immediate danger of fire.”