“The men and women of the Guam Police Department work hard every day to keep our community safe. They put their lives on the line to ensure our lives are safe. Their service and dedication, as well as the sacrifices they and their families make, are no joking matter. This administration is determined to work just as hard to ensure they get the pay and support they deserve. We’ve paid their salary increase. And we’ve hired more police officers and reservists, which will help reduce overtime. We also have more police cars and we’ve updated police stations. Paying the officers what they’re owed is another priority that we’ll now be able to address with Sen. McCreadie’s assistance.” — Governor Eddie Baza Calvo
Sen. McCreadie works with Calvo Tenorio administration to get GPD pay
Sen. Brant McCreadie met with Gov. Eddie Calvo and the fiscal team on this funding issue, which resulted in authorizing legislation to get the men and women of the Guam Police Department the overtime owed to them.
In a letter to Sen. McCreadie, Gov. Calvo thanked the senator for working with the administration to find a solution to an issue.
“You recognized this as a bi-branch, bi-partisan problem, because our administration does not have the authority to pay this overtime that is owed to officers. We need legislative appropriation to use the cash we have identified …” Gov. Calvo states. “This overtime is over and beyond what was budgeted, a perennial issue that only will be mitigated to a degree of certainty when staffing levels in the law enforcement agencies are optimal.”
Gov. Calvo will introduce the bill on Monday and then call senators into session.
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