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GPD supports creating Police Patrol Vehicle Revolving Fund

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 by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Bill 294 would establish the Police Patrol Vehicle and Equipment Fund. The bill authored by Senator Dennis Rodriguez Jr. and co-sponsored by eight others would require that a portion of the vehicle safety inspection program be utilized to support effective police enforcement.

GPD Police Chief Fred Bordallo testified in support of the measure, saying, "This bill is a breath of fresh air for GPD in that we are constantly seeking ways to better equip our personnel to carry out our public mandates, of which our vehicles are a vital resource for us to protect our citizenry. This legislation will allow our agency to replace the organization's epochal fleet and maintain the vehicles that are in our inventory."

Senator Frank Aguon Jr.'S Bill 306 was also heard. The measure would appropriate $50,000 from the General Fund to the Office of Veterans Affairs for the implementation of the Guam Veterans Registry. The Guam VA noted they have already handcounted over 27,000 veterans on Guam but that number is expected to grow.

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