Docomo Pacific also donated a new car for GPD to utilize around the Tumon-Tamuning area. Docomo Pacific’s Tom Higa says this is only the beginning. They want to donate even more, whether it’s cameras or vehicles, to GPD as a way of giving back to the community.
Guam – If you’re in the the Tumon area, you’re being watched by the Guam Police Department…in HD.
The Guam Visitors Bureau announced this morning that Tumon is a little safer now thanks to a new CCTV system donated by Docomo Pacific. The new $100-thousand dollar surveillance system, which includes 15 cameras hidden throughout Tumon, is installed at the Sergeant Frankie Smith Tumon Precinct.
GVB General Manager Nate Denight says he hopes that this will deter crimes in the Tumon area, which would eventually lead to more visitors and ultimately make Guam a safe and ideal destination. He explains that since safety is a priority for GVB, they also made the Visitor Safety Patrol 24/7.
GPD Chief of Police Joe Cruz says they’re hoping to obtain more resources for GPD by partnering up with private sector businesses. He explains, “Throughout the island, we’re talking to other private businesses as well to keep our communities safe. Yes, we’re focusing on Tumon, our number one industry, but everyone comes down so the camera systems is not just keeping our visitors safe but keeping our community safe.”
Governor Eddie Calvo says, “Our tourism industry is fragile, it is based on not only a beautiful island, warm hospitality, unique culture, but there’s also a sense of safety in our island compared to other areas in the Asia-Pacific region so it’s important that with this donation, that will assist that this is a safe community and environment for our local people and visitors thats why this donation is so significant.”