On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, Senator Tom Ada introduced Bill 56-34 (COR) which identifies land desired by the Guam Police Department (GPD) for its Northern (Yigo) Police Precinct or related GPD facility. Although land was identified for this purpose in P.L. 22-18, the property was inadvertently occupied by another Government of Guam agency, and was no longer available for GPD. Bill 56-34 (COR) provides an alternative location in the vicinity of the Yigo gym. The location is in fact better situated because it is along Route 1.

Public Law 22-18 (enacted in 1993) reserved Lot No. 7054-4 in the municipality of Yigo, consisting of three and a half (3.5) acres, for the Guam Police Department (GPD) to construct a Sagan Policia. In addition, Public Law 22-18 reserved Lot No. 7054-1, consisting of two (2) acres, for the Department of Public Works (DPW) to construct a Bus Satellite Station.

DPW currently maintains and operates a Bus Satellite Station on a portion of Lot No. 7054-4, which was reserved for GPD. GPD has selected Lot No. 7054-1, which was reserved for DPW, as a suitable alternate location for a future Yigo Police Precinct or related GPD facility.

Bill 56-34 (COR) also provides an option for GPD to utilize the unused portion of Lot 7054-4 for a vehicle impound lot. Bill 56-34 (COR) specifically prohibits GPD from creating a vehicle impound lot on the alternate location, Lot 7054-1 which has Route 1 frontage. The GPD has federal funds received from the U.S. Department of Interior to construct an Evidence Storage Facility, in the event that GPD chooses to construct such a facility in the Yigo location.

A copy of Bill 56-34 (COR) is attached or may be downloaded from the Office of Senator Tom Ada’s website (www.senatorada.org) or the Guam Legislature’s website (www.guamlegislature.org). For more information, please contact Senator Tom Ada’s office at 473-3301.