Sept. 21, 2018
Hagåtña – Governor Eddie Calvo increases patrol personnel through Executive Order 2018-15, creating Mandaña 2.0.
Law enforcement personnel from the Guam Police Department (GPD), Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA), Jose D. Leon Guerrero Port Authority of Guam (PAG), Department of Agriculture and the Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) – are pooling resources in a singular proactive enforcement approach to maintain the safety and security of the island, the people of Guam, and our visitors.
“When I decided to run for office, I wanted to focus on public safety because it plays such a large role in our quality of life and our economy,” stated Governor Eddie Calvo. “That’s why we worked to get law enforcement agencies the necessary equipment and training they needed so they could do their jobs.”
Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio, whom Governor Calvo tapped to lead public safety agencies, thanked the agencies who have been involved in the Mandaña Drug Task Force and now Mandaña 2.0. “I am proud of the collaboration and synergy between all the local public safety agencies, federal agencies, private enterprises – all build a better public safety team. And now with officers from participating agencies, our force is that much stronger out there on the street. With higher visibility, we will deter more crimes.”
The Governor and Lieutenant Governor noted that education is a key component to a safe prosperous community, which is why they also worked to promote early learning programs and higher-level education opportunities.
Guam Police Department Chief of Police, JI Cruz explained the mechanics of the new task force, “The police officers from these participating agencies will be added to our Hagatna, and Tumon / Tamuning precinct commands. They aren’t limited to these though, we are able to shift them north to Dededo, or south to Agat precincts as needed.”He added, “We put this effort forward in continuance of our commitment to the safety of the people of Guam and our visitors who come to our beautiful island.”
To read E.O. 2018-15, click here