How to Become a Police Officer in Guam

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The Territory of Guam is located approximately 3,300 miles west of Hawaii and is one of the leading tourist destinations in the Pacific. It is home to many archeological artifacts such as stone pillars known as “latte stones.” Police officers in the Territory of Guam are responsible for the maintaining of public order, serving warrants and subpoenas, investigating crimes and making arrests. You can expect to earn between $17,000 to $37,3150 per year as a police officer in Guam.

Things You'll Need

  • High school diploma
  • Graduate high school. Take classes that are related to the study of criminal justice, such as behavioral sciences and civics.

  • Enter and graduate college. While this is not a strict requirement for becoming a police officer, it will help you to do so. Major in criminal justice, psychology or behavioral science.

  • Develop your level of physical fitness. Being a police officer is a physically demanding job, so it is important that you stay in top shape. Consider losing a few pounds if you are overweight.

  • Contact the Hiring Department for the Guam Police Department and inquire whether there are any positions open for police officers.

  • Complete an application to become a police officer in Guam. These are available from the Guam Police Department. You may phone them at (671) 472-8911 to request one.

  • Complete, sign and date the Suitability Determination Form. Pay close attention to question number two, and if you answer, “yes,” you must submit a police clearance no older than one month from the date of your application.

  • Pass the drug screening and lie detector tests. Wait to receive notification from the Hiring Department.

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