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GPD cracks down on crime with help from friends

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by Jolene Toves

Guam - With home invasions, robberies and other violent crimes on the rise-the Guam Police Department has joined forces with other government agencies to initiate an Aggressive Crime Suppression Task Force. Law enforcement agencies are banding together to let criminals know that if you do the crime you will do the time.

Police Chief Fred Bordallo said, "I just recently had a meeting with the Department of Corrections director, the Customs director, the chief of the court Marshals, as these violent crimes have taken place these robberies we have formed a task force from my office that is going to do some crime suppression and robbery suppression."

The agencies are working together with detectives to commit vehicles and resources needed for GPD operations and warn criminals that they are taking back the streets of Guam. "Operation Dragon too is going to start this weekend to and its going to be a collaborative effort with these same agencies to that have indicated that their interest to dedicate their officers and some of their personnel assigned," he said.

The operation intends to increase visibility on the streets. As authorities investigate the rash of crimes reported in recent weeks, DepCor spokesperson Jeff Limo says the parole division will be out too, noting, "So we are sending out our parole officers back out on the streets to go and do home checks home visits to make sure that the parolees that are out there are at their homes and not committing the crimes of home invasions or burglaries and if so they are they are coming back to jail and will face the penalty for being involved."

Chief Bordallo is confident that with the community's continued help and the collaboration of public safety partners, they'll be able to combat crime and make the streets safer putting criminals behind bars.

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