Graduation for 23 new Customs Officers


Graduation was held Friday evening for 23 new Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency officers.

The 11th Customs Training Cycle is comprised of 23 customs trainees who were hired in April of last year. They began their training in May.

They have since completed the Guam Community College’s Certificate in Criminal Justice Program and the CQA’s Customs In-Service Technical Training Program to become sworn customs officers. They have all met the requirements of the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission.

Ike Q. Peredo, Director of the CQA, said: “This is the first customs training cycle to graduate in six years and it couldn’t have come at a more critical time. I want to thank the Leon Guerrero and Tenorio Administration for hearing our call and supporting us to make it happen.”

The 11th Customs Training Cycle is the third-largest cycle to graduate in GCQA history.

The graduation ceremony was held at in the Crystal Ballroom at the Lotte Hotel in Tumon.

Their training included classroom study, physical training, first responder training, firearms training, interpersonal relations, customs authorities, customs operations, and enforcement areas.

They also received on-the-job training with instruction given by experienced public safety instructors.