Hagatna Detention Facility installs new surveillance system


After nearly two decades without a working surveillance system the Hagatna Detention Facility now has a better view of what’s happening in and outside of the facility.

Guam – Phase 1 of the camera installation project is completed with the installation of seven interior and exterior perimeter cameras at the Hagatna Detention Facility which houses approximately 140 local and federal detainees.

DOC Deputy Director Kate Baltazar shared, “the progress continues at DOC with this new camera system and it will contribute greatly to our strategy in detecting external, internal threats and deterrence of undesirable activities.”

The camera system and software were funded by the U.S. Department of Justice PREA grant program.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.