21 Mar 2017
(Press Release) — On March 10, 2017, the Tinian Department of Public Safety received new, much-needed equipment for the department’s day-to-day operations. The new equipment includes rechargeable patrol car spotlights, uniforms, and other essential duty belt implements for each of the department’s 13 officers.
The purchase of the equipment was made possible by the Tinian and Aguiguan Legislative Delegation in collaboration with the Tinian Mayor’s Office. The delegation passed Tinian Local Law 19-15 signed by Gov. Ralph Torres in November 2016, appropriating $5,000.00 to the operations of DPS-Tinian.
For Resident Director Juan Santos, the additional funding is a tremendous help to his department.
“With the funding assistance of $5,000 from the mayor of Tinian and the Tinian delegation, DPS-Tinian was able to procure police gear for all sworn personnel. The newly-purchased gear will play a big role in their professional appearance and that ensure that all police officers are well equipped when responding to any emergency calls. and ensures their safety and those around them and the Tinian community who seeks our services as well.
“On behalf of Commissioner Robert Guerrero and DPS-Tinian we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Honorable Mayor Joey Patrick San Nicolas and the Tinian delegation for their continued support and full commitment to ensure the safety of those that put their lives on the line,” Santos said.
Tinian Mayor Joey P. San Nicolas, who was present to receive the equipment with DPS, expressed his gratitude for the Tinian and Aguiguan Legislative Delegation. “I want to thank the Tinian legislative delegation for their continued support of our law enforcement agencies,” said Mayor San Nicolas.