Funding is now available to the Guam Police Department to purchase security cameras and other related equipment following the signing of Bill 132-35 into law.
The bill, now Public Law, 35-22, appropriates $200,000 for the installation of surveillance camera for 21 priority sites.
“Public safety remains a top priority for our administration and I understand the essential need for security cameras in public areas,” Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said.
Security cameras, she said, would not only help solve crimes but may prevent crimes, as well.
“I appreciate Senator Taitague’s collaboration in adopting and introducing my alternative bill as well as the leadership of Speaker Muña-Barnes and her colleagues for their support of this measure,” Leon Guerrero said.
The governor first vetoed a similar measure, Bill 20-35, because the bill did not identify a proper funding source. The Governor sent an alternative bill to the Legislature which was adopted and introduced by Sen. Telo Taitague as Bill 132-35.