by Jolene Toves
Guam - The Department of Corrections is working towards hiring an additional 18 correctional officers. The agency's spokesperson, Jeff Limo, says they've received a list of 24 potential hires from the Department of Administration. At this time an interview board is being assembled by DepCor director Jose San Agustin.
Limo adds that although the director will have final approval of who is hired the board will begin interviews which are tentatively scheduled to start next week. Limo says those make it through the interview process will then be schedule to receive a psychological evaluation and polygraph test over the next couple of months.
As we reported, San Agustin says at least 55 officers are needed to properly man the prison's facility and anticipates funding from Department of the Interior to provide $950,000 of funding for the additional hiring of 31 correctional officers.