by Nick Delgado
Guam - It seems Guam Police Department officers will have to wait indefinitely for their clothing allowance. GPD's Captain Mark Charfauros says the checks have been cut, but that there is just no money available for them to be sent out. He says GPD every year is granted a $350 clothing allowance to maintain their uniforms.
While he feels the annual benefit is not enough to maintain the uniforms, he does ask the officers for their patience as they are working to have the funds released. "The department has done all it can as far as meeting the legal requirements as far as paper work, it's basically a cash problem and we are experiencing this throughout the Government of Guam and the checks will be paid in the amount due its just a matter of having the collections meet our debt," he said.
He also admits that the department is short funds as it recently paid its officers more than $300,000 in overtime.