February 7, 2006
(Juvenile and Adult Probation only)
Juvenile and Adult Probation
In Guam, adult and juvenile probation are
under the Judicial Branch, Judiciary of Guam, Probation Services Division.
Guam’s firearms policy adopted in 1992, mandated all adult and juvenile
probation officers to carry a firearm according to Superior Court of Guam
Administrative Policy 003-92.
Guam has established a High Risk Tactical Team who are certified in Basic Law
Enforcement, Peace Officer Standards of Training (POST) and trained in Advance
Police Tactics to perform all high-risk operations such as warrants, home
searches and inmate escorts that may require using other types of weapons
(rifles, shotguns, breaching tools).
Guam’s probation officers are classified as peace officers with the power to
arrest. Psychological testing is not required; however, the Judiciary has a
psychologist on board and is available if a need arises.
Policy strictly states probation officers must initially complete a forty-hour
Basic Law Enforcement Firearms Course and re-qualify semi-annually in order to
carry a firearm. A firearms instructor, a Deputy Marshall Supervisor, certified
through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia,
primarily provides training. In addition, officers receive training from Guam’s
Police Department firearms instructor who is certified through Smith & Wesson
and FATS (Firearms Simulation Training). Probation officers qualify with Guam’s
Police Department’s FATS training system designed for shoot/no shoot scenarios.
Probation officers are also required to pass the basic law enforcement training
before being allowed to carry a firearm.
Probation officers are required to carry the Sig Sauer P228 9mm semi-automatic
pistol. Probation Officers assigned to the Division High Risk Tactical Team are
required to carry the H & K USP 9mm semi-automatic pistol and a .38 caliber snub
nose revolver as a back-up firearm, or any other weapon owned by Superior Court;
for shoulder weapons, any rifle, carbine or shotgun owned by the Courts. The
Judiciary of Guam provides the firearms and the Courts policy does permit
personal firearms to be used as approved by the Administrator of the Courts.
There are no private companies providing adult or juvenile probation supervision
Guam, there is no juvenile parole. When a juvenile serves any term of
incarceration or detention as part of their disposition, they are then placed
under the jurisdiction of juvenile probation and are supervised and monitored
as per their disposition order.
Adult parole is under
the Executive Branch of government. (No further information available at the
time of the survey)
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