Chief doesn't want sirenless cars on the road - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Chief doesn't want sirenless cars on the road

Posted: Updated:

by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Police Chief Fred Bordallo doesn't want police cars that lack fully operational systems to be used by officers to respond to emergencies. Two cars at the Frankie E. Smith Precinct and a Tahoe at the Agana Precinct don't have working sirens or PA systems to alert motorists while on the road.  The precincts have been forced to utilize the ill-equipped vehicles because they don't have enough working cars. 

The chief however has made it clear that units with mechanical issues are not to be used for response and must be fixed immediately. "These patrol cars have to respond in certain codes and sometimes in one of the codes they have to operate with both sirens and lights working so we have procedures that if there is one or the other defective they are to bring that up to the shop so fleet maintenance can work on it," he said.

Bordallo says the officers can also utilize motorcycles to respond to emergencies.  The department currently has more than 21 vehicles that have been deemed inoperable leaving the four precincts and highway patrol with a shortage of working cruisers.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • GCC, telecoms spearhead STEM program at Tiyan High

    GCC, telecoms spearhead STEM program at Tiyan High

    It's an effort to teach tech skills to our island's youth to start up Silicon Village. The Guam Community College, joined by island business leaders in Telecommunications, and the Guam Chamber of Commerce, launched GCC's newest Career and Technical EducatMore >>
    It's an effort to teach tech skills to our island's youth to start up Silicon Village. The Guam Community College, joined by island business leaders in Telecommunications, and the Guam Chamber of Commerce, launched GCC's newest Career and Technical EducatMore >>
  • Elderly man accused of molesting teen

    Elderly man accused of molesting teen

    A 77-year-old is behind bars accused of molesting a teen girl known to him. Doroteo Quintanilla Castro is charged with three counts of fourth degree criminal sexual conduct as a misdemeanor. Court documents detail the alleged incidents of him exposing himMore >>
    A 77-year-old is behind bars accused of molesting a teen girl known to him. Doroteo Quintanilla Castro is charged with three counts of fourth degree criminal sexual conduct as a misdemeanor. Court documents detail the alleged incidents of him exposing himMore >>
  • Archbishop addresses nearly 200 clergy sex abuse lawsuits

    Archbishop addresses nearly 200 clergy sex abuse lawsuits

    "We bear responsibility. We are culpable" - these words from Guam's Archbishop Michael Byrnes in his Message to the People of Christ. Last week, parties in the nearly 200 clergy sexual abuse lawsuits participated in mediation talks, but did not reach a glMore >>
    "We bear responsibility. We are culpable" - these words from Guam's Archbishop Michael Byrnes in his Message to the People of Christ. Last week, parties in the nearly 200 clergy sexual abuse lawsuits participated in mediation talks, but did not reach a glMore >>
Powered by Frankly