Two DOC officers resign amid proposed adverse action


Three officers involved in the case remain on the force.

Guam – The Department of Corrections is moving forward with administrative actions against the officers implicated in the conspiracy to promote major prison contraband.

DOC Deputy Director Kate Baltazar stated, “the five officers were served their notices of proposed adverse actions. three officers have resigned, well Fermin Maritita resigned before he was served his notice of proposed adverse action.”

The other two officers who resigned are Frankie Rosalin and Edward Crisostimo which means the adverse actions against these three officers are closed.

As for the other three officers Gerry Hocog, Jerome San Nicolas and DOC Internal Affairs Lt. Jeff Limo, they have ten days to respond to the notice of proposed adverse action, before meeting with the Director or Deputy Director.

“We have I believe ten days following that meeting to issue a final adverse action and final adverse could be a range of disciplinary action it could be suspension, demotion, termination, letter of reprimand or even no action,” shared Baltazar.

The three officers still employed with DOC remain on leave without pay.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.