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New law codifies health standard for peace officers

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 by Krystal Paco

Guam - A new law is in place that not only sets standards and training for peace officers but also a new minimum physical fitness standard which is based on the US Air Force fitness test.

Lt Governor Ray Tenorio said the discussion on creating these standards started some four years ago.

"At the end of the day what we're doing here is setting a milestone for standards of quality not only for police officers but everyone in the category of peace officer," he explained.

Chiefs of the various local law enforcement entities comprise the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission. GIAA police chief Bob Camacho serves are chairperson, and he said, "This is going to be the cornerstone of our law enforcement peace officer work force as you can see many agencies throughout the Untied States they're undoing scrutiny because of standards in which they perform their duties, so hopefully with this legislation we're going to see a great deal of improvement in all of our services professionally with technical knowledge and healthwise."
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