McCreadie Urges GPD to Use Escheated Funds to Buy New Police vehicles

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Guam – Senator Brant McCreadie has written to GPD Chief Fred Bordallo urging him to use escheated funds to purchase police vehicles.

Escheated funds are unspent appropriations which have been returned to the General Fund.

The Senator points out that Public Law 32-065 has already set aside $400,000 in escheated funds for GPD to purchase police vehicles and in his letter McCreadie urges GPD to begin the process of working with the General Services Agency to get the procurement of these police vehicles underway.

READ Senator McCreadie’s letter to GPD Chief Bordallo HERE

In a release, the Seantor is quoetd as saying “this funding has the potential to provide our hardworking police officers the valuable equipment they need to carry out their mission, and will also increase the public’s confidence and peace of mind.”

READ Senator McCreadie’s release below:

Senator McCreadie urges GPD to use available escheated funds to purchase police vehicles
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2013

Senator McCreadie today sent a letter to Guam Police Department (GPD) Chief Fred Bordallo regarding available funding for police cars as identified in Public Law 32-065.

“Public Law 32-065 sets aside $400,000 in escheated funds to GPD for the purpose of purchasing police vehicles,” said Senator McCreadie. “Based on recent reports, GPD’s vehicle fleet is stretched thin, and it is imperative that we use these funds without delay to get vehicles patrolling our streets.”

In his letter, Senator McCreadie urges GPD to begin the process of working with the General Services Agency to get the procurement of these police vehicles underway. Adds Senator McCreadie, “this funding has the potential to provide our hardworking police officers the valuable equipment they need to carry out their mission, and will also increase the public’s confidence and peace of mind.” Senator McCreadie extends his thanks and gratitude to the Guam Police Department for their hard work and dedication in spite of limited vehicles and resources. He looks forward to these vehicles being purchased for the Department and the people of Guam.